New Featherweights

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New Featherweights

Post by Simon Windisch » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:03 am

Here's "Someone's in the Kitchen With Dynamite" (only half built).

http://www.pix01.com/gallery/AD15DA26-5 ... image0.jpg

Four drill motors, two 50A boat speed controllers and a fire alarm battery.

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Post by josh » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:05 am

looks good simon :)
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Post by leo-rcc » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:54 am

looks pretty solid, I take it you will get some box section to make the frame rigid at a later stage? I would not rely on the polycarb to do that.
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Post by Simon Windisch » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:55 pm

I've got a cunning plan to make an angled box out of http://www.directplasticsonline.co.uk/h ... a066e37a4f this stuff (12mm) something like Dynamite would be if it didn't have to fit in the cube. I'll fix the chassis (what you can see so far) to the box via some bolts with springs between the box and the chassis, and the chassis and the end nut, to give it a suspension.

I chose polycarbonate for the chassis because it should flex if hit from the side. My tactics are about survival.

Let me know if that makes sense.

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Post by Team Orr » Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:01 pm

makes sense,
looks very cool/ scary/ dangerous

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Post by Marco Roberts » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:20 am

just thought Id just show of the new feather weight
Still unnamed but Kenny is probably going to make me call it a dave name like usual.

two 300watt scooter motors with a 4-1 gear reduction
Max speed around 9 mph

12mm nylon bulkheads with 8mm hdpe armour

24v nimh batterys

scorpion xxl speedo

Spektrum rx and tx system

usual lifting prongs weapon powered by a wind screen wiper motor.

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Post by Team Orr » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:59 am

looks nice Marco
should give my feather a run for it's money
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Post by Marco Roberts » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:54 pm

should do more then that :P
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Post by Team Orr » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:01 pm

we'll see about that...
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Post by Marco Roberts » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:43 pm

all right then grudge match!
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Post by Team Orr » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:08 pm

fine by me, but it will have to wait a while as my feather is still in the c.a.d stage.
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Post by Marco Roberts » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:47 pm

lol so it would give your CAD a run for its money
I guess i win by defult then....oh well
First win and its not even built yet. :lol:
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Post by Team Orr » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:46 pm

technically, yes u win :(
but when mines built... :wink:
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Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:24 am

Marco, call it "Even Better Than The Real Dave".
lol.
Looks great by the way!
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Post by Team Orr » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:23 pm

hi guys!
today i took the first step towords having a working feather, i bought the shell/armor, 3cm mild steel off ebay! it weighs 4.5kg.
I think i got a fair price, ?45 + postage ( ?16 )
also...
dad said he would buy a BIG shed (?2000!) which can double up as a workshop, this should help with the rate i make my bots .
Jack

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