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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Lincoln » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:16 pm

I can't decide whether to make a undercuter or a vertical spinner :)
so I decided to let you choose what kills you at the next event :)
what would you prefer and any tips on how to make a good one?

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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Rapidrory » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:41 pm

I prefer undercutters to verticals solely because there are more verticals out there (says the guy with two verticals.. :roll: ). Generally speaking, verticals are better for throwing robots, undercutters are better for smashing them up... They're both pretty stable designs if you can get the blade balanced, though in theory verticals don't throw themselves around as much.

What sort of blade do you have?
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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Hogi » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:27 am

if you go for a verticle, make sure the verticle mount for the brushless motor is rigid or you may end up hitting yourself.
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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Rapidrory » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:05 am

Tbh, whatever spinner you go for it needs to be firmly attached to the chassis! :L
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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Lincoln » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:49 pm

we are 3d printing the robot and are motor has mounting holes on it so mounting it is not a problem hear is the link http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... Motor.html
the only reason I was not going to do a undercuter is because I don't want to bend the motor shaft when the blade hits something do you think this would be a problem given the shaft is 3mm thick and well supported by the barings
whit a vertical I could support the other end of the shaft
the disk will be one of will's so it should be balanced.

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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby peterwaller » Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:09 pm

That shaft only looks to be about 3mm long so it will be difficult to mount the blade on the end.
I would always mount the blade around the outer case where it is between the bearings but that requires a large hole in the blade or mount see below.
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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Hogi » Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:20 pm

that's the same motor i'm using for my spinner. aparently it gets good speed so quite a good one. i've been told that best way to mount the blade is to use a 3D printed mount. that shouldn't be too much of a problem if you have easy access to a 3D printer. good luck and remember to be careful, even when the blade isn't on spinners are still dangerous.
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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Shakey » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:44 pm

The motor you have I just finished designing an adapter for wills discs to fit on. :P

It's a fairly easy way to do it and it is quite strong if you use the screws and have the adapter sit around the spokes.
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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Lincoln » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:55 pm

do you have the stl file? pm me

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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Shakey » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:48 pm

It's just a simple design based off of hexa-choppers:

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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Lincoln » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:15 pm

pre ant freeze update.
Are first test of moulding are own tyres have some how made there way on to the one the only Smart ant 1!
and wile we were at it we fixed it's major floor (other than my driving ) its speed.
smart ant 1 now has 50:1's from smart ant 2 ( which is now dead because of flail whale ) so it now has some speed to it to make uses of its powerful flipper
smart ant 3 is ready for ant freeze
we just got are motors for some nano's which will hopefully be done by aws 46
sfbb has got one of the gearboxes from sf (as one of sfbb's had broken) but needs its polycarb putting back on.
no advances on the spinner or any of the 5 other robots in the first phases of production.
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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Hogi » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:50 pm

nice! i've got to get building some more nanos at some point as they're fun to build.
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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Lincoln » Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:34 pm

we are putting the spinner on hold :( but building smart ant 4 which will be a 4 wheel drive pusher similar to smart ant 3
are nano is coming along nicely as well but it is a bit slow and because of the type of gearing in the motors we cant speed it up :(
so hopefully a new ant and maybe more by the aws :) (all nicely painted of course)

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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Hogi » Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:17 pm

i wouldn't worry about the speed of the nanoweight. mine is very slow as are quite a few others. pushing power and/or weapon effectiveness tend to count for a lot more in a nanoweight battle at least that seems to be the case in my arena.
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Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Postby Lincoln » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:53 am

just a quick question
do you need removable power link things on a edf bot


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