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by MarkR
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Ions build diary
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: Team Ions build diary

What is LCSC? I don't know that site yet. Electrical components online? Yes lcsc.com they are a Chinese electronic components seller, like Digikey, but more Chinese and the stuff is *much* cheaper. Probably not of much interest to most robot builders because they don't sell components which we use ...
by MarkR
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Ions build diary
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: Team Ions build diary

Just got in my banggood package which obviously traveled through 2 war zones and was sat on by a hippo. I think in the present circumstances, you should be glad they sent it at all. As China is mostly on lockdown a lot of workers are not permitted to go to their place of work, or are on reduced hou...
by MarkR
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Charger question
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Charger question

Most of the Ant robots use packs with 2 or 3 cells, I don't think that charger will be able to charge such a pack, unless you make a splitter cable and charge one cell at a time, which is very inconvenient. It's not clear from the description that the charger can charge a 2S pack by using two channe...
by MarkR
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 356
Views: 130246

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Why not buy a batch of the "super cheap" Hobbyking 2-3S lipo chargers (DC input), and build some kind of splitter cable so they can all run from the same (suitably rated) mains power supply. They also have (if I remember correctly) screw holes in the back for mounting on a panel, e.g. a piece of tim...
by MarkR
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC with built-in receiver - interesting?
Replies: 30
Views: 822

Re: ESC with built-in receiver - interesting?

What do people do if they have 6WD? Like real 6WD with 6 motors. I'm mean for the speed controller and I'm thinking about that white 6WD bot at AWS 49 that could go from driving in Super slow-mo to lightning quick instantly. Could you do that with yours or will it pull too many amps to have 3 N20 o...
by MarkR
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Antweight 4WD wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Antweight 4WD wiring

Depends on the exact location of your ESC in relation to the drive. On my robot Betsie, the ESC is right in the middle at the front, so the wires to the front motors are very short, then the rear motors just follow on there. If the wire to the front motor gets broken, the ESC is probably also toast....
by MarkR
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Antweight 4WD wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Antweight 4WD wiring

Yes, wire them in parallel. I also daisy-chain them on 4wd robots, that works well. But for the weapon systems which use two motors in parallel, I have built Y-leads, because the terminals tend to be on opposite sides of the robot. At least on Stacie and Penelope, where I use two motors facing inwar...
by MarkR
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Silly American question
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Silly American question

Do not assume the UK place names have any sensible meaning. Also don't assume that they are unique; there are at least *three* Kingstons in England, and 10 Sandfords (And that's just in England, there are probably more elsewhere). You will find some info on etymology of place names, on e.g. Wikipedi...
by MarkR
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Turnigy i4X
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Turnigy i4X

Hi, Has anyone tried the Turnigy i4X transmitter? According to the spec it's like a cut-down version of the very popular i6. But according to the docs, it does have "elevon mixing" It was previously on sale at Hobbyking at a rediculously low price, I would get one, just to try, but Hobbyking is curr...
by MarkR
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC with built-in receiver - interesting?
Replies: 30
Views: 822

Re: ESC with built-in receiver - interesting?

I need to know what kind of revicers people would use so I can get the software to handle them. I'm using the Turnigy FS-A8S receivers for AFHDS2A protocol, they are super tiny, weight about 1g and have outputs which can be configured for i-bus, sbus or cppm. Usually I prefer i-bus because it's mor...