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by GeorgeR
Fri May 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Pompidou First Antweight Build/Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1073

Re: Team Pompidou First Antweight Build/Questions

The switch should be added between the battery plug and the dasmikro, on the positive (red) wire. Good luck with soldering the dasmikro, they're very delicate.
by GeorgeR
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The Hotel Lima, for Ants: A Build Diary
Replies: 93
Views: 3288

Re: A Hotel, constructed of Limas, for Ants: A Build Diary

Regarding the overheating servo, it probably can't move through its full range of motion due to the linkage. So at one end of its travel the servo is constantly stalled, which will quickly heat it up. The solution is to program the servo end points on the transmitter.
by GeorgeR
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Fishy Electronics - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG
Replies: 62
Views: 5449

Re: Fishy Electronics - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG

I wouldn't be too worried about the counterweight, it shouldn't get hit, and it's going slower anyway. The bits that look marginal to me are between the central hub and the edge of the bar, particularly by that mounting hole, and along the threaded holes that the tooth screws into. Polycarb is a gre...
by GeorgeR
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Fishy Electronics - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG
Replies: 62
Views: 5449

Re: Fishy Electronics - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG

Wow, a polycarbonate weapon bar is certainly a brave choice. I'm not saying it definitely won't work, but you might want to have a backup plan just in case! It's still looking beautiful though.
by GeorgeR
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Esc and Receiver
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Esc and Receiver

LimaHotel wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:19 pm
Once it's flashed it supports... hang on, let me grab mine...
DSM2
DSMX
J6Pro
Flysky
Just to note the devo 7e won't support flysky without a hardware mod. You'll want to use a dsmx or dsm2 receiver, and I would also recommend the lemonrx feather-light ones.
by GeorgeR
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The Hotel Lima, for Ants: A Build Diary
Replies: 93
Views: 3288

Re: A Hotel, constructed of Limas, for Ants: A Build Diary

As Mark suggested, unlike most batteries they don't contain anything toxic, so the way to dispose of a dodgy lipo is to fully discharge it, and then simply put it in the bin. Leaving the lipo in a bucket of salt water for a couple of days is a good method of discharging as it should contain any fire...
by GeorgeR
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Fishy Electronics - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG
Replies: 62
Views: 5449

Re: Fishy Electronics - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG

Wow! This thing is gloriously over the top, can't wait to see it running and really hope I get to fight it sometime.
by GeorgeR
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Small ESCs outside the UK
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: Small ESCs outside the UK

To be honest the braking isn't a major issue, but having previously only used braked escs I really noticed a slight sloppiness in the control of the robot when I did briefly test a dasmikro, almost as if you were driving on a slippery surface. But as you said the much bigger issue is how fragile the...
by GeorgeR
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Small ESCs outside the UK
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: Small ESCs outside the UK

You don't want brake Brake is something used in rc cars, where if you go straight into reverse it applies a brake instead of reverse. Without brake is good. I'm afraid you're not quite right on the braking. Braking on a brushed esc refers to what it does when the stick is centred (no movement), bra...
by GeorgeR
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: decent antweight brushless
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: decent antweight brushless

I do like the LeTodar, but unfortunately they've been discontinued.
I've not used one myself, but the Dys BE1806 has always been a popular choice, banggood has them in stock.
by GeorgeR
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 107
Views: 12191

Re: GeorgeR's robots

That's a pair of Pololu universal mounting hubs... http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/motor-hub-3mm?keyword=Pololu%20hub I drilled out the 4 threaded holes in one of the hubs, and countersunk those holes. I then ran bolts through the drilled out hub, through the axe arm, and screwed them into the second ...
by GeorgeR
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 107
Views: 12191

Re: GeorgeR's robots

Really need a video of this guy in operation :D You're in luck... https://youtu.be/2Q1-1wDGhec I've added a comment on this video that's got timestamps for RBMK's fights (and my others) https://youtu.be/c_qfIdc_MSQ Jump to 43:40 on this one for a decent fight against Bulletproof (yay titanium spark...
by GeorgeR
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 107
Views: 12191

Re: GeorgeR's robots

The bigger/heavier blades will increase the turning and gyro forces which could make it difficult to control - but I'll dial back the acceleration/braking and maybe adjust the angle of the main blades so it should move much the same as before. I'm also going to add some kind of adjustment for the mo...
by GeorgeR
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 107
Views: 12191

Re: GeorgeR's robots

Believe it or not, the current version on RBMK was never supposed to be a competitive robot, it was entirely built to see if my weird gyro walker idea would actually work. I was delighted with it performance at Ant Freeze even though it didn't win a fight, so I was more surprised than anyone when it...
by GeorgeR
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Dual motor Axe bot
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Dual motor Axe bot

Not sure of the exact weight, but without the case they are pretty much the same size as a no-pin lemon rx, or a dasmikro, so will be in the same kind of range as those.