AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby UserFriendly » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:26 am

As usual, we had a blast! Thanks to everyone again. Hope you got enough donations! The cake was really nice - if my wife had been there, she'd be asking for the recipe. :P

Thanks to Peter for lending my sons friend a robot, he was so happy to take part.

Well done to Rory, you deserved a good win!

Lost (nearly) all my fights again, but we'll be back with faster, meaner robots. :evil:
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby bot_bandit » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:37 pm

Seems like AWS 50 was a blast, look forward to seeing the videos online once they go up! Just wondering where I can find details of the upcoming AWS events? perhaps I'm not looking properly but I can't seem to find a list! Thanks guys :)
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby Occashokka » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:11 pm

There are always 3 a year,roughly around spring summer and autumn, there isn't a list simply because we haven't organized who is running each event and the exact day, these are usually decided a month or 2 before the event
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby Shakey » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:59 pm

bot_bandit wrote:Seems like AWS 50 was a blast, look forward to seeing the videos online once they go up! Just wondering where I can find details of the upcoming AWS events? perhaps I'm not looking properly but I can't seem to find a list! Thanks guys :)


They just get posted in the events section of the forum as they are organised.

EDIT: been such a busy weekend I'd forgotten I hadn't got around to posting here yet.

First up a Huge thanks to Dan and his family for hosting another great event! They've really been excellent supporters of the weight class.

The event was great and while I lost the title I was really pleased that it not only went to Rory but also to a spinner aswell! It's been a long time since we saw one of those in the top spot.

My robots did quite nicely with the surprise of Wedge Wedge Wedge actually appearing to be my best entry despite some dodgy driving (Thanks for being team carry Rory.). ICBINS is now a little shorter and with a nice nick taken out the RX so I'll have to figure out some fixing. I Said I Was Sawry was a really fun bot to drive with and while I didn't do well with it with some time and practice (Plus using the right size bolt to hold the servo horn on :P ) it'll be a fun bot. U W0T M9 was its usual self, continually breaking and fixing itself but it worked long enough to take out all 2 other opponents in the NWS! :D I'm hoping to get something together soon to help people build nanos as I'd love to see more about.
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby Occashokka » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:34 pm

1. There were 3 opponents, how could you forget the lemon?
2.im looking into what I can do with my hxt900's and a nano is quite tempting
3.can we make fresh cake compulsory at every venue?
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby Shakey » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:37 pm

Occashokka wrote:1. There were 3 opponents, how could you forget the lemon?


I didn't get to fight the lemon unfortunately.
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby joey_picus » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:25 pm

The lemon needed to be more practical I think - it had so little weight to it that it wasn't much of an opponent for anything :( I'll have to use all the steel to make up for that...
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby shakesc » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:25 pm

Joey squeezed that lemon until the pips came out
I started out with nothing and still have most of it left

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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby shakesc » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:26 pm

I think performance wise this was my best AWS including a never to be forgotten pit entry :D
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby Rapidrory » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:02 pm

Well, that was an unexpected turn of events! Glad to have finally broken the Alex/Andy winning spree, and with a non-3D printed spiner at that:P

Cheers to Dan and everyone else who organised it; was a great event and seemed to all go smoothly :)
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby Occashokka » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:18 pm

It's a shame you'll have to fix Alex's esc and various others, and I fear I may have to add exuberANT to the list of things needing your time as 1 wheel doesn't work and I can't tell if it's the battered receiver or actually a motor
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby peterwaller » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:59 am

Just been going through the results and it looks like three of my 4 robots were taken out by a combination of Alex, Rory, Andy and Scott.
The Fight results page link seems to be missing somehow but if you select the one on the AWS49 page and change the eventid=2 to eventid=3 you get there.

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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby Rapidrory » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:11 am

By the look of the results, you need to build more spinners Pete! :L
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby peterwaller » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:57 am

I must admit that thought had crossed my mind.
With a spinner I sometimes win despite my driving where as with my lifter or pusher I need to maneuver close to the drop off.

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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby Rapidrory » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:40 am

There were 5 spinners in the top 10; don't think that's happened for quite a while!

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Also on a related note, have to say I'm really liking Antlog's new features; makes it much easier to assess how each robot did and whether changes improved performance or not...
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