Team Hectic possible featherweight build.

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Re: Team Hectic possible featherweight build.

Post by Shakey » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:49 pm

I'm a big fan of bike tyre screwed onto whatever fits on a drill motor for wheels, Works really well with plenty of grip.
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Re: Team Hectic possible featherweight build.

Post by Hogi » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:02 am

Great idea Alex. I'll find a cheap bike tyre and do that. :)

I was thinking of doing an axe bot using a 250 watt scooter motor from ebay but I could never find a suitable ESC to run it.
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Re: Team Hectic possible featherweight build.

Post by Shakey » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:58 am

http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-pa ... e-26-x-2-2

This is my preferred tyre, the chunky tread lets you put screws inbetween the tread so you don't lose grip from them and it lasts quite a long time, Even used it on my heavyweight. You might be able to find it cheaper elsewhere though.
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Re: Team Hectic possible featherweight build.

Post by Hogi » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:39 am

thanks. :) My HDPE and wheel hubs are due to arrive tomorrow so I should be able to get to work soon. I'm really looking forward to it. :) Building this robot should give me something to do for the 8 weeks I now have before going back to college.
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Super antweights: territorial.

Fleaweights: fleadom fighter, gaztons.

Featherweights: hectic (under construction)

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Re: Team Hectic possible featherweight build.

Post by Rapidrory » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:22 am

If you're looking at doing an axe, have a read through the build diary for Hatchet 2: http://www.fightingrobots.co.uk/threads/12553-hatchet-2

(Edit, Hatchet 1's build diary is also worth a read: http://www.fightingrobots.co.uk/threads ... ring-brick)

The largest scooter motor you can get that'll fit easily is the 350W ones, so probably go for those rather than the 250Ws, As for ESCs, Electronize 30A, Victor 60A, or TZ85s all would work, but they are getting harder to come by these days...
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Re: Team Hectic possible featherweight build.

Post by Hogi » Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:39 am

Thanks Rory, i'll have a read but I think i'll revert back to a simple 2WD pusher for the time being. i'll make sure to leave room for adaptation later though. :)
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Team Hectic.

Many antweights

Super antweights: territorial.

Fleaweights: fleadom fighter, gaztons.

Featherweights: hectic (under construction)

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Re: Team Hectic possible featherweight build.

Post by Hogi » Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:50 pm

After a couple of days of work, here is where I've got to so far....
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Daniel Jackson.

Team Hectic.

Many antweights

Super antweights: territorial.

Fleaweights: fleadom fighter, gaztons.

Featherweights: hectic (under construction)

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