New Featherweights

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Re: New Featherweights

Post by Andrew_Hibberd » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:29 pm

I got the gears ok, i will try them out tomorrow as I am shattered
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Post by terminaldamage » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:30 pm

Looking good Jonathan, very nicely designed. The only thing I can see that might compromise the 'combat legal' aspect of it is the power on/off point.

From the pictures it looks like it is just a switch? Do you have a removable link situated in another part of the robot? If not, and your switch is the only way of turning the power in your robot on and off, then that won't pass a tech-check at a FW event. You have to have a plug/connector/loop of wire that can be physically removed from the robot as a means of isolating power.


Andy, good stuff. Glad Royal Mail didn't become Royal Fail for the second time in two weeks.
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Re: New Featherweights

Post by bitternboy » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:57 pm

Sorry I haven't answered the questions but I've been on holiday. Yes it does have a removeable link on the other side of the robot which is protected with a panel of aluminium similar to the on/off switch which is easy to remove (as seen here http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/ac35 ... to0085.jpg ). Also, I don't know how much it weighs both with or without the claw as I haven't been able to order the parts in time. I will weigh it sooner or later but am pretty sure it's not more than 13kg. :)
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Re: New Featherweights

Post by haz » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:47 pm

a strange parcel arived today:
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Re: New Featherweights

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:26 am

Brilliant Haz...who built it? :P
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Re: New Featherweights

Post by haz » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:32 am

ewan :P

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Post by terminaldamage » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:17 pm

Random bit of trivia for you; that chunk taken out of the wood at the back was courtesy of Hornet 2. There's probably a video of it on Youtube somewhere, but I can't be bothered to look :P
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Re: New Featherweights

Post by Team Orr » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:20 am

Looking good mate! Nice looking bot, can it self right? And I also think some wheel guards would be good :) also sweatshop FTW!
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Re: New Featherweights

Post by haz » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:43 am

atemted to make some wheelguards today, failed. epicly.
i should be alble to selfright once i get round to making some rollcages

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Re: New Featherweights

Post by bitternboy » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:06 pm

What were you thinking of using for a roll cage?
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Re: New Featherweights

Post by haz » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:34 pm

probably polycarbonate or hdpe

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Re: New Featherweights

Post by Jonny » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:44 pm

how much does it weigh at the moment?
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Re: New Featherweights

Post by haz » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:06 pm

dont know :-? will find out

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