I had a video demonstrating the gear function but I couldn’t figure out how to post it, but the point is it has a gear function that works well and doesn’t flop back down.
backstory that I’ve figured out so far…
Vahki model 7 (or V7) was created by a matoran named Onipa after coming across a squad of broken vahki. He used their parts to create a much stronger, bigger, and far more intelligent vahki that could help him defend his village from rahi and other enemies that might try to attack. He created it to have lifelike intelligence, and he had the processing power of many vahki at his disposal, so he created a duplication of his own mind out of computer chips, so that he wouldn’t have to teach it how to fight and essentially cloning himself as a vahki. Under normal circumstances having a copy of a matoran’s mind in a robot would be dangerous because emotions might throw the powerful robotic body out of control with the stress of being stuck as a robot, but with Onipa’s mind it doesn’t really care and stays in control of itself. But it requires a lot of power to run itself. Any practical power source would only keep the V7 going for 2 seconds, which is why Onipa went on a journey through the remains of Karda Nui to find one of the last toa stones of lightning in the universe. Then he used it to infect a chamber of micro-organisms, which gave them lightning powers. Then he put the micro-organism colony inside a chamber in V7. Then V7 was programmed to take all the elemental energy away from the micro-organisms except what they need to stay alive, powering V7 and giving it the ability to control and create lightning as well as shoot discs. Although its name is V7, it is usually just called “droid”. V7 can fold up and transform into a smaller robot to conserve energy. This smaller version of V7 is equipped with several attachable items such as guns that can skrew onto where his hand normally is, a shoulder-mounted machine gun, and a scope. Eventually Onipa didn’t like having someone be exactly like him so he created multiple memory files on its software. One file it can swich to is the one like Onipa and the other is V7’s own person. Also, the small version of V7 is not really my own moc, it is a version of deaddude’s moc, droids. Just my version is fairly highly modified from his.
IT’S OVER 9000!!