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by Fenrir
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Build Diary for a new antweight
Replies: 56
Views: 10755

Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

Just appearing with an update to say I am still working on ants, I've had a break with my life getting in the way, but now I've got some time to work on some ants, and my next is a front hinged flipper, putting those custom ESCs to use. I've also figured out that MG90S servos are terrible for flippe...
by Fenrir
Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Problem with transmitter
Replies: 12
Views: 2026

Re: Problem with transmitter

I should think so unless the Nanotwo has a BEC of its own. Either way I'd go for it as its only cheap and i wouldn't want to risk it burning anything out. I tend to run NiMHs myself, despite them being less powerful. And I wouldn't know too much about binding different receivers to one transmitter, ...
by Fenrir
Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Problem with transmitter
Replies: 12
Views: 2026

Re: Problem with transmitter

http://www.gearbest.com/rc-parts/pp_889 ... 0wodQjkJyA

Assuming you're using a 2S LiPo which should be around 7.4V, this should be able to take the input and output it to 5V which the receiver should be able to handle.
by Fenrir
Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Problem with transmitter
Replies: 12
Views: 2026

Re: Problem with transmitter

I think you'd buy a UBEC, or use ESCS with a BEC installed.
by Fenrir
Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Scruffs Build Log, incl Design with rookie errors
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Re: Scruffs Build Log, incl Design with rookie errors

Are you using one servo to power the scoop or two if you're directly connecting them, or are you adding a separate linkage? Also will the wheels be outer or inner?
by Fenrir
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Build Diary for a new antweight
Replies: 56
Views: 10755

Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

Thank you for the tip, did exactly what you said and now it centres around the middle of the trims.
by Fenrir
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Build Diary for a new antweight
Replies: 56
Views: 10755

Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

Yeah I kinda limited myself by only buying one type of SMD. I'll buy the book with lots of different ones in next time, there's one for pretty cheap on eBay.
by Fenrir
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Build Diary for a new antweight
Replies: 56
Views: 10755

Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

So after making some purchases I have made a couple of very small, very light and very cheap ESCs out of servo boards and a few SMD chip resistors. It's not perfect, even with the trims all the way to the left or all the way up, there is still a bit of movement in them, but it's passable, and better...
by Fenrir
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Axe motor/servo?
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: Axe motor/servo?

I actually had the idea to stick padlocks on a large Stanley knife blade axe head, as weights and maybe fit the motor with a gear missing some teeth on one quarter of the gear and fit the axe on a second gear connected up with an elastic band pulling it forwards, so when the gear spins the axe pulls...
by Fenrir
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Blade tx setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1466

Re: Blade tx setup

Yeah I replaced the brakes pair as quickly as I could. They made it practically impossible to control. And I've broken a couple of drill bits on even 1mm titanium so it might be worth sticking some WD 40 on it first. But yeah, I'd probably stick with polycarb armour, save titanium for the panels a s...
by Fenrir
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Blade tx setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1466

Re: Blade tx setup

I had the same trouble with the blade and had to buy a separate v tail. It was pretty cheap but made it a little more difficult to fit things in. And I believe I might use the same 10A ESCs with the BEC and the switch. Yes weight is a problem with them, and you'd have to solder them together and pul...
by Fenrir
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Build Diary for a new antweight
Replies: 56
Views: 10755

Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

Yeah, I did some drilling, but ultimately, after doing holes too large it looks like I wasn't really able to lose enough weight from the robot. It's ok, it's not exactly fighting fit and really awkward to drive because of the brakes on the ESCs, but it's nice to have something to fight against Oni. ...
by Fenrir
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Build Diary for a new antweight
Replies: 56
Views: 10755

Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

Thanks, I thought I'd have to do that but I didn't want to mess with anything just in case. Need a new mixer though, I think something went wrong with mine as it was sending the robot into full forwards, or was wired up so one of the motors was backwards. I could switch a motor upside down I guess a...
by Fenrir
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Battle bots on channel spike - freeview now
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Battle bots on channel spike - freeview now

Just wait till they air season 2. Warhead gets a much better showcase there.
by Fenrir
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Build Diary for a new antweight
Replies: 56
Views: 10755

Re: Build Diary for a new antweight

ESC Trouble: Part II After giving up on the broken ESCs, I went for a pair that had BECS. I originally went for a pair with brakes but I also have a pair without coming in the post. After soldering some clips onto the motors, the ESCs can be switched out easily, but after taking the advice on here a...