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Post by Shreddedwheat » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:37 pm

How does someone who is currently making antweights progress to fleaweights? Which specific components would they need to buy, and from where? :)
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Post by haz » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:41 pm

buy smaller stuff. a few fleas run on gearmotors, but that is more expensive. buy a couple of 5g towerpro servos off giant cod, a light rx, a 12g nimh battery(if you have lipos go for them) and some light wheels, look at 9-14g for a wepon servo.
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Post by joey_picus » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:52 pm

With Catatonia I just used an antweight drive and electronics (Peter Waller option A speedo, 30:1 gearmotors, Spektrum Rx) and just compressed them into a very small chassis and bodyshell, which seemed to turn out alright. It might be easier weight-wise to use servos though (since Catatonia is right on the limit)
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Post by haz » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:55 pm

no mucking around with extra speed controls either.

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Post by Andrew_Hibberd » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:21 am

Fleaweights are basically smaller antweights, so the same parts are required but smaller. There is a huge selection of tiny servos out there for weapons or drive which cost no more than ant/ standard sized ones. You can use antweight drive like joey but you will struggle for a good weaon then.
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Post by Shreddedwheat » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:14 am

Thanks for the advice :D
I think I'll use giant cod as they're pretty good value.
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Post by haz » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:47 am

yep they are quite good. the 5g servos have good speed if you speed hack them

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Post by Shreddedwheat » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:17 pm

Does anyone know of a suitable reciever for a fleaweight for the standard gaint cod 2.4ghz transmitter?
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Post by Jonny » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:06 pm

Giant cod 6ch receiver without case
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Post by haz » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:31 pm

hey, you should buy one of the ?10 spectrum txs and then you can use the 4g and 2g rxs (4g ones are like ?6)

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Post by bitternboy » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:00 pm

Does the giantcod transmitter work with spektrum receivers?
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Post by Jonny » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:02 pm

no
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Post by bitternboy » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:06 pm

Thought not.
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Post by bitternboy » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:08 pm

http://www.giantcod.co.uk/7ch-24g-gc-re ... 05468.html

This is all they appear to have on the website.
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Post by Jonny » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:10 pm

they must have stopped making the 6ch then :(
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