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by James Williams
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rubber Band Usage
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Rubber Band Usage

Question for the vets. If I were to use a rubber band as part of a flail weapon (attach one end to a motor & the other end to a weight) would that violate the rules regarding banned weapon types which states: 2f) The following weapon types are not permitted: - Fluid based weapons (treacle guns, etc....
by James Williams
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)
Replies: 24
Views: 743

Re: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)

I wouldn't be too keen on dropping double elimination as it would pretty disappointing for teams with only 1 bot (especially new teams) to spend hours traveling to & from events, sometimes even spending the night at a hotel, only to be out pretty quickly after only 1 fight. I do however think having...
by James Williams
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports
Replies: 17
Views: 1913

Re: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports

AWS58 was great, thanks again to Chris, Ali & everyone for hosting. My performance was pretty much the same as last time, Rented made it to round 7 & the others fell pretty early. I did have one weird issue where one of my bots somehow had a battery failure & a wire came loose at the same time, just...
by James Williams
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)
Replies: 24
Views: 743

Re: Coping with the demand (An EO's perspective)

Lots to think about here. Regarding time management, I think the best thing to do would be to work at making some aspects slightly more time efficient hoping that these differences would add up, for example, if there were two people tech checking from the start. Even after the final warning was issu...
by James Williams
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 5608

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Thanks for putting on another fantastic event Chris. You guys did a great job, especially considering how there were significantly more bots than what we're used to. It was also good to see such a unique & awesome machine win too, fully deserved & proves that creativity can still pay off in this spo...
by James Williams
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Events
Topic: What to bring to AWS (advise for first timers please)
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: What to bring to AWS (advise for first timers please)

Definitely bring chargers & acetate. Strongly recommend bringing tape & spare batteries/wheels/nuts & bolts etc. Some events do have issues with having enough power sockets for everyone so more extension cables are always welcome. There is a supermarket 5 minutes away from the venue so you could alw...
by James Williams
Tue May 07, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: N20 motor rating
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: N20 motor rating

Cheers, Shakey.
by James Williams
Sun May 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: N20 motor rating
Replies: 4
Views: 555

N20 motor rating

Does anybody know what Amperage N20 motors are rated to? I'm wondering whether a 5A dual esc would be suitable for 4WD. I did see a listing on ebay stating that the motors stall current is 1.1A, but I know that ebay ratings aren't particularly reliable.

Thanks
by James Williams
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 5608

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Does it matter if a bit of the robot is literally designed to fall off the moment the wheels start turning? I'm pretty confident this would be fine, but I'm not 100% certain. Sounds like one of those "check with the EO first" things. One thing you could try is have the robot start sitting on the ta...
by James Williams
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 111
Views: 13706

Re: GeorgeR's robots

I for one can't wait to see the upgrades. RBMK is absolutely one of my favourite bots. How much would increasing the power of the blades affect its mobility? One thing that particularly impressed me about it was how quick it was.
by James Williams
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports
Replies: 17
Views: 1913

Re: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports

I spent today at Botfest 2, an event I wasn't sure I was even going to attend, since I've still got a couple of things to sort out for Burgess Hill next week, but I am sure glad I did. I decided to give Rented a break this time & instead brought my Shakey flipper appropriately named " What Are We Do...
by James Williams
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Featherweights
Topic: Featherweight clusterbot
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Re: Featherweight clusterbot

Hi Daniel As of right now the official FRA rules http://www.fightingrobots.co.uk/documents/Competition-Regulations.pdf state that if one segment of a clusterbot is immobilized the entire robot is considered knocked out. It does not specify how the size or weight has to be distributed so as long as y...
by James Williams
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: AWS rule polls 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1638

Re: AWS rule polls 2019

Hi, a question regarding rule 4b); 4b) A robot that falls off the arena and touches the bottom of the drop off has lost. If no contact was made with the bottom of the pit then the fight may continue. What happens if one robot pushes another off the arena, goes off itself & either a) the aggressor to...
by James Williams
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports
Replies: 17
Views: 1913

Re: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports

Don't worry Kyro, I'm no stranger to wiring things the wrong way. :-? I've researched it on some rc forums & it seems I've got it right. Of course if someone reading this knows otherwise they're welcome to tell me (hint hint). :D