I find the mixture of manual control (steering and rotation of the turntable) and motorised outriggers and boom just perfect.
I may be tempted to motorise the crane to move forwards and back, and perhaps change the gearing to make the outriggers move faster.
Buy it now whilst you can still get it for a good price. The model is awesome, power functions are amazing. Approximately 14 hours of build time over many sessions and days but oh so worth it.
Year of release: 2013. Pieces: 2606. Building time: 7 hours. Price: £149.99 / US$219.99 The B-model review available at my …