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by oxhey
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 5257

Re: Part recommendation

For soldering irons the best advice is to get a sponge and keep it damp for cleaning the tip. Cleaning the tip will make it last a LOT longer and make soldering much easier. Rory's tip about using leaded (60/40 tin-lead) solder is spot on, lead-free solder is a right pain to use and unnecessary for...
by oxhey
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 5257

Re: Part recommendation

I use this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/60W-Soldering-Iron-Station-ESD-Safe-Digital-Display-937D-/251888850347?hash=item3aa5bed5ab:g:cqAAAOSwBahVNP62 It's excellent and quite low priced aswell. Seems a bit pricey :) , and I can't justify £40 for something that will rarely get used. Was thinking somet...
by oxhey
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 5257

Re: Part recommendation

You shouldn't need any extra wires, just cut the wire and solder in a switch. The wires on the ESC will likely need cutting to length anyway so you should have plenty spare from that if needed. Make sure to tin everything properly before soldering it else you'll likely have weak joints. You're ESC ...
by oxhey
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 5257

Re: Part recommendation

I meant the esc sorry :o the reason I ask is because if it is a esc with reverse or more specifically the HK esc with reverse then there are a whole list of warning that I shall need to give you after my 'fun' experiences with Buffy which led to me having to remind it before very fight The ESC - ht...
by oxhey
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 5257

Re: Part recommendation

Occashokka wrote:Is it the 10A hobbyking one with reverse by any chance?
Its this one - http://www.hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking/st ... ouse_.html
by oxhey
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 5257

Re: Part recommendation

the esc is literally just wires with no connectors for the motor

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by oxhey
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 5257

Re: Part recommendation

I think im going to try and assemble the wiring over the weekend. I just wanted to check a few things, please correct me if im wrong. 1. The only soldering I need to do is joining the wires to the switch. The other wires can just be twisted together and then wrapped in electrical tape or something p...
by oxhey
Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 5257

Re: Part recommendation

Those motor support bars will want to be thicker than that if it's gonna survive any decent hits; they're gonna be handling a lot of force! Im aware of this. The first print I did, the bars broke when I put the motors in. This print (third) I made them thicker and the bars only broke a tiny bit, so...
by oxhey
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 5257

Re: Part recommendation

First prototype done . It needs more room and the wires all need joining, which I will get to once the switch arrives.

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I will have a final question on the wiring, once everything is here.
by oxhey
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 5257

Re: Part recommendation

The DYS motors need a 5mm bearing. I use the 5x8x2.5mm ones from here : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/W-FLANGE-MODEL-BEARING-/200709759794?var=&hash=item0 The flange makes it easier to ensure it doesn't fall out. Thanks :) Iv ordered a pack of switches and the motor. I most likely order the bearing by ...
by oxhey
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 5257

Re: Part recommendation

Get rid of the point nut that goes on top. Instead you have the thread sit in a bearing supporting the blade at that end. Drill some holes in the blade so the bolts that hold the adapter on go through it, tighten and loctite them. I knew the nut looked odd on the bot. I found these bearings; http:/...
by oxhey
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Help!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 982

Re: Help!!!

You could take a look at my forum post (under yours) and make sure your wiring is correct. Go to the last page for the final diagram. Not really helping your question, but could you post a picture of how you mounted your blade onto your bot/motor. Im at that stage in the design and im stuck. Again l...
by oxhey
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 5257

Re: Part recommendation

Okay so im still a bit confused about how to mount the blade. This is what I have in sketchup.

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by oxhey
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 5257

Re: Part recommendation

Shakey wrote:You don't need the flat adapter bit. Just sandwhich the blade between prop adapter and the motor.
Will do. That gives me a bit more room. :)

I didnt realise how big the motor / how small the bot was until I put the motor into sketchup to play around with positioning.
by oxhey
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 5257

Re: Part recommendation

Make sure you support the blade on both sides, else the motor will likely break rather quickly. This is usually done by bolting the prop adapter that comes with the motor on the other side of the blade, and then supporting that in a bearing. It's relatively simple and makes for a super strong setup...