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by James Williams
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1939

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: 107
Views: 11601

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: 16
Views: 1438

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: 294

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: 1157

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: 16
Views: 1438

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
by James Williams
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports
Replies: 16
Views: 1438

Re: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports

A couple quick updates, firstly Rented has a new wedge after AWS57 https://ibb.co/GTpw4jV I've still got to figure out what to do with PSU's flipper though. More importantly, I've decided that my next antweight will be a spinner, with a design similar to S5 Wild Thing, only invertible (with some oth...
by James Williams
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Water Bots - Floaters
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Water Bots - Floaters

This sounds like it could be a lot of fun. Being on water really would create a new meta as well as create new weapon types (I'm already thinking of some sort of drill to damage the underside of robots). I'd imagine there would have to be a new layer of safety rules & procedures since water & electr...
by James Williams
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1939

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Great to hear, it was the last event you hosted that got me into antweights & will definitely attend this one.
by James Williams
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 57 (February 2019)
Replies: 47
Views: 3663

Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

Thanks for hosting Richard, had a great time at this one in particular.
by James Williams
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports
Replies: 16
Views: 1438

Re: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports

Well, with AWS57 in the books it's time for me to bore the unfortunate souls who read this about what I thought about the event. Overall it was a lot of fun with my robots having varying degrees of success, all of which found themselves against incredibly tough draws in the 1st round. You Break It, ...
by James Williams
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 57 (February 2019)
Replies: 47
Views: 3663

Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

Shakey said he was coming along too but he hasn't signed up yet so I'd expect it to be even higher by Saturday.

Out of curiosity, what's the record for number of bots at an event?
by James Williams
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 57 (February 2019)
Replies: 47
Views: 3663

Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

Hi Agors
An official start hasn't been announced yet, but people usually start showing up at about 9:00 for registration, where your robot is checked to make sure it complies with the rules (size & weight in particular). As long as you're signed up on Antlog you're fine to just show up.
by James Williams
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 57 (February 2019)
Replies: 47
Views: 3663

Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

Hi Kyro
Your son won't need to be on the RW101 forum, but you will need to create a separate team on Antlog for him. I wasn't on RW101 at all until after I attended my 1st antweight event so I can confirm you can do this.