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Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:43 am

Name: Hoodrat
Weight: A couple of kilos
Armour: Stainless steel
Drive: 2x drill motors
Power: 7.2v battery
Control: Sabretooth
Weapon: Hahahahahahahaha! Maybe a piece will fall off and get jammed in another bot?

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Post by Team Orr » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:21 am

Team Orr's Featherweights for 09

Name: Da bomb
Weight: 10 kg
Armor: 3mm mild steel
Weapon: Flipper/axe thing (beast mk 1)
Drive: drill motors
Power: 1x drill battery pack
T.X: Spectrum dx5e
R.x: Spectrum Ar500

Name: Un-named
Weight: 5kg
Armor: Wood!
Weapon: spike
Drive:drill motors
Power: 1x drill battery pack
T.X: Spectrum dx5e
T.X: Spectrum dx5e

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Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:51 pm

Name: Canary Wharfare
Weight: Around 5kg
Armour: Wood, plastic, steel
Weapon: Pokey things. Axlebot/Thwakbot capabilities
Drive: Drill motors
Power: 2 x 7..4v 3300mah NiMH packs in series
TX: Spektrum DX5

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Post by muchalucha » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:13 pm

Name: thants
Weight: just under 11 KG
Armour: ramp (flipper coming soon
Drive: Dthe batteries that came with thye drills , SLA battery soon (overvolt too 12V soon !!)

This is my frist bot ive really spent some money on and it paid off (no pun intended). pics soon

sorry dave i nicked your table thing ;)
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Post by Simon Windisch » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:09 am

I used an SLA from a fire alarm system. It was rubbish. Stick with NiMh or NiCd at the least.

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Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:08 am

Simon, when is Someone's in the Kitchen with Dynamite gonna come out and play again?
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Post by muchalucha » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:04 pm

ive used sla's for ages , ve got acces to some teeny tiny 75AH slas (whoah!) gona use those , but unil i get a bit more monies im going to stick wiht the nicads
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Post by BeligerAnt » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:56 pm

Simon Windisch wrote:I used an SLA from a fire alarm system. It was rubbish. Stick with NiMh or NiCd at the least.

Simon
There are 2 types of SLA battery.

The ones for fire alarms are designed to be float charged for 99% of the time, and only need to provide a moderate amount of current when they are finally called into service (usually when the fire has destroyed the mains power into the building :o )

Then there are the high current types (think car battery) which are designed to provide huge currents (200A to crank a cold diesel engine :o ) for a short period of time, then get recharged slowly, discharged again, recharged, etc

Add to this the fact that all batteries have a finite lifetime, and ex-fire alarm batteries are thrown away because they have (almost) reached the end of their useful life, and you have the answer to why an ex-fire alarm SLA is no good for powering a featherweight robot.

SLAs have their place in the battery world, but these days NiMH or Li-ion can provide a better energy density.
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Post by teamocean » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:19 pm

Here are our new feathers for 2009 as well!

Name: Whirlpool EVO
Weight: 13kg
length: 45cm
Width: 54cm
Height:7.5cm
Drive: 4x 18volt Drills
Power: 24v 3700mAh Ni-Mh
Speedos: 2x Scorpion XL
Radio: Spektrum DX6
Armour: 3mm Ti, 20mm HDPE, 5mm Polycarb
Status: Built and ready for Rebel Robots

And...

Tidal Wave 3
Weight: 13.6kg
Length: 50cm
Width:50cm
Height:20cm
Drive: 2x 12v Drills
Power: 14.4v Ni-Mh
Speedo: Sabretooth
Radio: DX5e
Weapon: Full Pressure Flipper with 60mm Bore ram!
Armour: Mix of 5/10mm HDPE with aluminium frame.
Status: Got all the parts just got to start putting it together
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Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:18 pm

I love Whirlpool. Has it changed much for the EVO version Will?
I remember last year's Barnsley when I had my terrible robot Hoodrat, and you had Aftershock and you're link came out and I survived you're constant attacks.....lol, I enjoyed that. :D
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Post by teamocean » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:51 pm

:) I remember that fight, the arena flipper got my link right at the end. it was a good fight though i'll have to try harder this time round :wink:

Whirlpool EVO looks almost identical to the old one just with a new chassis (the old one had suffered as a result of over 2 years of service and almost 90 fights in total) the upgrades inside give around a 1/3 more speed and even more pushing power. And of course it wouldn't be whirlpool without plenty of blue LEDs :D
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Post by Simon Windisch » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:44 pm

Someone's in the Kitchen with Dynamite will return Dave, with all new wheels and custom-built gearboxes.

Simon

P.S. Thanks for the info Gary. Also, I lost 1kg when I switched from SLA to NiMh.

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Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:56 am

Someone's in the Kitchen with More Dynamite? lol
Custom gearboxes....new chassis.....hell, even blue LED's are too technical for me! :D
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Post by leo-rcc » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:17 am

This year Hannibalito 1 and 3 wil get a new axe wielding brother:

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No name yet, but the parts are accumulating nicely.

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Home made gears made by a fellow Dutch roboteer (Jeroen, builder of Tough as Nails)
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Post by razerdave » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:31 am

Very nice :) I was wondering how long it was going to take you to build an axe FW, I'd heard you were a fan on axes

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