How does a balloon drive or a bending rod drive work? What is the difference between a friction drive and a rubber-band drive. How can wind be used as a drive? This set helps students discover the answers to these questions and much more by providing a glimpse into how different types of drives work. The brawny off-road vehicle with functioning steering and suspension can also be combined perfectly with the Fischertechnik Motor Set XM and Control Set (available separately) for remote control ability. The instructional teaching and activity guide provides a great deal of interesting information on the principles behind the models. Contains 270 components (including a friction motor) for building eight different models. Can be combined with Fischertechnik Motor Set XM, Control Set, Sound + Lights, and Accu Set for added capabilities.