Team Crash Build Diary

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Re: Team Crash Build Diary

Post by Rapidrory » Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:16 pm

Switch it to using Lipo batteries if you haven't already; it's probably the only sensible way to make it faster without spending a load on polou motors...
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Re: Team Crash Build Diary

Post by TeamCrash » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:32 am

One problem, the servo has been super duper glued onto the battery with hot glue.
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RDR (Antweight)
The Not So Grim Reaper (Fleaweight, retired during construction)
Crash XL (Beetleweight, construction phase)

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Re: Team Crash Build Diary

Post by Shakey » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:37 am

Hot glue will just come off if you do it carefully.
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Re: Team Crash Build Diary

Post by BeligerAnt » Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:36 am

Hot melt glue will peel off if you can get at an edge to pick at it and cut away at it with a sharp knife.

If you heat it (carefully so as not to destroy the battery/servo) it will soften and eventually melt. If you soften it a little that should make it easier to cut/peel the parts apart once the glue has re-hardened.
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Re: Team Crash Build Diary

Post by Occashokka » Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:00 pm

Sorry I didn't have the internet for a day and a half,i didn't do anything speed wise but as it was an issue I bought some of Alex's wheels which I'm going to put on to give it more push and hopefully as they are bigger will give more speed too
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Re: Team Crash Build Diary

Post by TeamCrash » Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:41 pm

Alright. On my to do list:
Start progress on the flea
Find out whatever is wrong with Crash this time
Buy some new wheels and tyres for RDR as the old ones got shredded.

I should have The Not So Grim Reaper working by late May, too soon as it's my birthday in a few days. Just need to build a chassis, get a kit then bam.
Team Crash- Robots:
Crash (Antweight)
RDR (Antweight)
The Not So Grim Reaper (Fleaweight, retired during construction)
Crash XL (Beetleweight, construction phase)

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Re: Team Crash Build Diary

Post by TeamCrash » Tue May 05, 2015 8:51 pm

Looks like I've got two bots on my hands now. The Not So Grim Reaper hasn't had any progress, but my nano Boom Boom Boomerang might be a cluster. Unsure.
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RDR (Antweight)
The Not So Grim Reaper (Fleaweight, retired during construction)
Crash XL (Beetleweight, construction phase)

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Re: Team Crash Build Diary

Post by TeamCrash » Sun May 17, 2015 11:50 am

Looks like we're not coming to AWS47...I guess I have more time to build TNSGR.
Team Crash- Robots:
Crash (Antweight)
RDR (Antweight)
The Not So Grim Reaper (Fleaweight, retired during construction)
Crash XL (Beetleweight, construction phase)

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Re: Team Crash Build Diary

Post by TeamCrash » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:15 am

So the flea cluster will now be called Ice and a Slice (you can probably work out their nano names). That's it pretty much. I should have both The Not So Grim Reaper and Ice and a Slice up by July. Hopefully. Probably not, knowing me, actually.
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Crash (Antweight)
RDR (Antweight)
The Not So Grim Reaper (Fleaweight, retired during construction)
Crash XL (Beetleweight, construction phase)

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