Another New Fleaweight

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Another New Fleaweight

Post by Rapidrory » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:24 pm

So I've got two fleaweights, but those were both ants that turned out underweight. So now I've finally intentionally built a fleaweight, I thought I'd start a build thread.

So here's my latest robot:

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It's built using Nanoweight drive units and a nano weight flipper servo, and as such is only 58g, but is really powerful and very fast! It may well end up clustered with Haggis to form the 4th member of my ant team, as it'll shunt around my ants quite happily. Has no name yet, but working on it :P
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:28 pm

That is great. Really great. Reminds me of Defiant from Robot Wars 96 in America. So you could call it...Deflea....
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by haz » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:41 pm

Its like a ghetto War Machinie/Evil Fish Tank crossbreed, sweet!

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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Rapidrory » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:24 pm

I quite like Dave W's suggestion of Six-Pack, largely because it was built with a killer hangover induced by one :P
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:35 pm

Robot Wars had a six wheel drive Six Pac. But it does work with the hangover thing. Though I do have a particular annoyance for names that just echo a feature of the robot. How about simply The Hangover?
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Shakey » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:47 pm

The... 'build preparation' was amusing at least. :P

Also I'd rather see a completely crazy name!
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Rapidrory » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:35 am

Remote-Controlled Dave wrote:Though I do have a particular annoyance for names that just echo a feature of the robot
You must've loved Hexa-Chopper then :L
The Hangover is not bad.. I would call it The Hangover Cure, however 4 hours of concentrated work on a small robot does not help a hangover in the slightest :roll: Nah, I'm sure I'll think of something suitable soon.

Considering on clustering it with something in the fleaweight category if I get another flea built in the next few weeks, which is unlikely but not impossible.. Otherwise I'll just load it with weights. It could really do with silicon tires as getting all the wheels to sit on the ground with thin neoprene is impossible, and the lack of grip combined with the speed means it slides around a lot, but I don't think Alex is too keen on making them that small :P TBF, if I could get a mould to fit the hubs I currently have, I'd happily give it a shot myself..
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Hogi » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:18 am

fleadom fighter has silicone moulded tyres now. you could cluster it with that 8 gram nano you made bringing it up to 66 grams. you could still weight the bigger part up a bit then. my fleaweight cluster will probably compose a fourty gram robot and a thirty five gram robot ( naughty penguin=40g this too shall fail ( weighted 10g ) =35g total weight of clusterbot=75g)
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:43 am

Hexa-Chopper wasn't my favourite name...lol. Its the Ronseal approach to names isn't it?

I was all proud of getting my 6wd antweight into weight and then you built this! Haha
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Re: Another New Fleaweight

Post by Rapidrory » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:57 am

Hehe, well I realised that three of those Nano drive units weigh the same as one gear motor, so it was a logical step really. That and 6 wheels are just cooler than 4 really :P

It was going to have a much larger servo in it, and it definitely has the weight, but sadly the chassis is very tightly packed as it is so there was no chance of fitting anything but a Nano servo. As such it'll still lift ants but only just, and the lifter isn't able to lift high enough to self right.. Might have to do a 4WD one with a really huge servo or some similarly large weapon :P
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