New Featherweights

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Re: New Featherweights

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Re: New Featherweights

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:41 pm

Looking good that, Haz.
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Re: New Featherweights

Post by bitternboy » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:14 am

How did you break it?
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Re: New Featherweights

Post by haz » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:05 pm

rx and speed controler mis behaving :lol:

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Re: New Featherweights

Post by bitternboy » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:02 pm

The Feather is running! Side armour needs fitting and paint is needed so pictures when this is done...
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Re: New Featherweights

Post by Rhys » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:41 pm

After reading the last post, and then scanning through this thread, I really wanted to build a feather again! I've been putting it off for ages because one of my speedos was broken, and I had no motors or batteries.

After raiding my featherweight supplies (which have been collecting dust for about 8 years), I found I actually had two sets of 3800mah batteries, speed controllers, motor mounts, two wheels and a drive motor! You know that feeling when you find money in an old coat? It was like that but better. One of the speedos was still broken, but I was embarrassed at how easily I fixed it. How stupid must have been when I last put these away!?

So after work tomorrow, I'm going to get a second drive motor, and I'll have all the bits I need. Watch this space!
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Re: New Featherweights

Post by Team Orr » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:47 am

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Re: New Featherweights

Post by bitternboy » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:24 am

It worries me slightly how much more spacious the inside of the that robot looks compared to mine despite being smaller... :-?
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Re: New Featherweights

Post by Team Orr » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:50 am

Thanks. I'm probably going to upgrade to a bigger battery, the current one seems okay but realistically is a bit on the small side, could get a lot better power-to-weight-ratio that way. Not anything fancy like lithium etc, probably Nicad or a Nimh of some sort. Think i have one at home i can use. Going to try and tune up the ESC as well as the response time seems to be a bit on the slow side whilst i was testing it outside today. Its a good platform to work with.
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Re: New Featherweights

Post by Andrew_Hibberd » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:13 am

I got gianticde back from Mr Weston a couple of weeks ago, but had a stripped gear. I will fix it soon and will get back into feathers.

I am working on a new robot feathercide... A fp feather version of anticide :D
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