Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

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Re: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

Post by Isioviel » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:20 am

Hi, I'm on my way up but in standing traffic on the M40 - will I still be able to compete if I'm late? Current eta is 10:45.

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Re: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

Post by Matt_Smith » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:26 am

Isioviel wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:20 am
Hi, I'm on my way up but in standing traffic on the M40 - will I still be able to compete if I'm late? Current eta is 10:45.
Hi, I'm in the exact same situation too unfortunately, it seems to be a big crash, so I have the same question as to whether I can still compete or not?

Matt

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Re: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

Post by Isioviel » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:29 am

Matt_Smith wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:26 am
Isioviel wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:20 am
Hi, I'm on my way up but in standing traffic on the M40 - will I still be able to compete if I'm late? Current eta is 10:45.
Hi, I'm in the exact same situation too unfortunately, it seems to be a big crash, so I have the same question as to whether I can still compete or not?

Matt
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Re: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

Post by Rapidrory » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:35 am

Apparently it's fleaweights first so you should be ok if you're there by 11
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Re: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

Post by Isioviel » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:44 am

Wonderful, thanks for letting us know!
Traffic's moving again so should be there about 10:30.

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Re: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

Post by UserFriendly » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:12 pm

Sad to miss this again. Hope you all have a great time. Looking forward to seeing the video!
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Re: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

Post by Derek Dudge » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:55 pm

Cheers to all for the welcome, special cheers to Rory and Alex for helping out with my damaged nanotwo.

Enjoyed that. It was great to see all your robots in action, and to try out a few scraps.

Next time I probably should get ready in time to practice driving a bit. Still a load of fun though and I will definitely try to get to another event later in the year.
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Manticore (antweight) - hammer bot

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Re: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

Post by team warning » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:23 pm

that Was an absolute blast and I’m quite surprised how well tlactol (or however it spelt)held up considering I think I rammed it into the biggest spinner their

I’d like to thank you guys for helping me set up the receiver next time I’ll have to label which way round they go.
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Re: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

Post by GeorgeR » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:47 pm

Big thanks to John and family for running another great event, I certainly had a great time.

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1st. Baby Hell
2nd. Doktor Power 8
3rd. Drumbldore
4th. Valkyrie

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Re: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

Post by Paulmchurd » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:01 am

Did anyone record the event?

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Re: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

Post by peterwaller » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:39 am

Great day as always thanks to John and family I always enjoy your events.
Did I leave my set of cubes behind if so could you bring them to the next event cheers.

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Re: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

Post by razerdave » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:22 am

Well, I enjoyed that! :D

Big thanks to John and family for putting on another great event, long may it continue (although with its popularity we may need a bigger room!) :)

Great to see so many new faces attending, hopefully antweights will make it back to big screen again if this expansion continues.

Thanks to the various people who helped during the event with tools and glue or extra hands, I appreciate it :).

So, after 12 years I’ve finally won an Antweight event in the UK! Not bad for a robot that should have been retired 2 years ago! But I am going to retire Baby Hell now; put that chassis on display and print a new one so I can use it at live events still; let it go out on a high ;).

See you all at the AWS!

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Re: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

Post by JeffSergeant » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:02 am

My first event, what a great introduction to Ant Weights!

My objective was to get there, so winning a few rounds was a great bonus; can't wait to see the videos. I might then actually have some idea what was going on!

Only damage is 1 wheel that got explosively deconstructed, and a brushless motor, it's a bit wonky thanks to whatever bent the blade in half the Gladiator round, so, total cost of the event was £10 + fuel + £5 for a mug! Bargain for a day's entertainment, thanks to John and everyone involved in running the event.

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Re: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

Post by Zanbots » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:53 am

Thanks for the great event John.

Had a great time at my first event. Won some fights lost some fights and have 24601 in bits.

Clearly I need to put it back together and make another one so I get a bit more playtime.
Thanks for the day guys hope to see you all again soon.
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Re: Ant Freeze 5 - 3rd Feb 2018 NEW DATE

Post by sgtbeardy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:04 pm

Like many others, this was my first ever event, had a blast, I especially enjoyed playing Nuts, what a great game!!!

Thanks so much for running this great event John and family!

Can't wait for the next one. :)
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