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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Rapidrory » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:12 pm

2mm.. Imported at some expense from america. Probably be a nightmare to drill holes in, but should make for some very low maintainance blades.
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby earthwormjim » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:13 pm

I like the way you even went and drew a cad for it Alex! Very good!
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Shakey » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:15 pm

earthwormjim wrote:I like the way you even went and drew a cad for it Alex! Very good!


I loaded Stanley's CAD and just put a circle in the middle. The CAD is terrible but running it through a render program does magic. :D
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby EpicentrE » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:21 pm

Sorry for being grumpy :D
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Remote-Controlled Dave » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:42 pm

I'm not sorry for being grumpy, y'all suck. *storms off*
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby peterwaller » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:57 pm

You had me fooled.
I have been quite as I have been taking out a row of conifers from my garden over the last two weeks.
Also bought a new computer so am busy trying to install all my software on it.
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Hogi » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:19 pm

ha ha ha great joke Alex and Rory. :) i'm glad it was just a joke though.
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Rapidrory » Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:14 pm

Just installed an Afro 12A in Bad Idea as the plush 10A in there was struggling... and my god are these things good! No issues with spinup like before; the battery's a little small for that motor, so the voltage would dip and the Plush ESC would undervolt cut off, meaning I'd have start again and nurse the throttle very gently to get it up to speed. The afro just feathers the throttle for me when it see's an undervolt, but in the most efficient way possible, meaning it always spins up perfectly and as quickly as possible.

The other great feature is no stalling out on a hit; it again just feathers the throttle and brings it right back up to speed again as soon as the extra load is clear, meaning it's near impossible to stall out the blade unless it's fully jammed into something... Just imagine running a powerful DC motor for a spinner and that pretty much sums it up.

They also allow for forwards and reverse as would a brushed motor controller, so brushless drive would be quite easy now.
Considering setting up Why Wait's blade with forwards and reverse so it can unhook itself from the arena floor when it gets stuck :L

Another advantage is that it's almost the identical size to my old 10A, and doesn't have a big capacitor dangling off the front.

Bought 2 more of these for either doing a brushless version of Nuts or upgrading my other spinners (I'm sure you guys would rather see a brushless Nuts, but I make no guarantees :L)... Either way this could be fun 8)
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Remote-Controlled Dave » Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:49 am

I think Bad Idea might be my favourite recent ant so I'm pleased to hear its getting more potent. Maybe we should make a special prize for the next spinner to win an AWS. Been way too long.
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Rapidrory » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:09 am

It's one of my favourite on my team as well so I'm glad you agree (It's written off 5 3D printed robot's chassis so far) :L I was planning on retiring it in favour of pneumatic Skutter, but hasn't been built yet, so Bad Idea is being upgraded along with Slice, and Why Wait is being clustered with Scrat (I know, I know; lazy cluster is lazy), so my team will be much the same as last AWS, but this time with properly finished robots hopefully..

Also started drawing up designs for the 2mm gr5 Ti so I can get the blades water jet cut.. Shock horror I know, but it's (apparently) not that expensive to get done, and I want to make the best use out of this rather expensive Ti that I can.. Hopefully end up with a bucket of rather ridiculous spinner blades by the end of it :)
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Remote-Controlled Dave » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:17 pm

There's just something about it that other spinners don't have. I think its a stability thing (strangely). I think its the only spinner I'm scared of.
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Rapidrory » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:57 pm

Well on a somewhat related note, albeit not antweight, I spent the day building Bad Idea's bigger brother 'First Left' (the design is similar to that of 'Last Rights')

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This is a beetleweight I've been working on over the last few weeks ahead of the upcoming UK championship; it terrifys me, let alone anyone else :L
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby haz » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:16 pm

Rites.

Anyway. So that's where lynx's stuff went eh. Sweet. What's the thickness of the hdpe frame and how you getting on with the mill?

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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby Rapidrory » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:50 pm

Yup, picked it up off Sam 2 weeks ago and ran it in the original chassis at Stevenage; it threw itself against a wall so hard it bent the chassis (but was ripping big curls of steel out of the arena wall before hand), so I've gutted it and fitting the parts in something which is hopefully more solid. It's all 8mm HDPE, and it seems tough enough for the job.

The mill's working great; It cleaned up very nicely and I'm trying to collect/ make tools and clamps for it atm. I'm slowly getting the hang of using it (Youtube tutorials are a blessing :L ), but it's still weird having parts which are properly machined rather than hacked together with hand tools :L
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Re: Another New Antweight..

Postby terminaldamage » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:37 pm

When I saw First Left on the list of entries I didn't really get the name, but now it makes total sense :P

Are you still using the brushless from Lynx? Just wondering as the chassis looks a little short height-wise for it.
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