Esc and Receiver

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LimaHotel
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Re: Esc and Receiver

Post by LimaHotel » Fri May 31, 2019 5:01 pm

I use very similar clamps, and for bending 1.5mm I do use heat, but you need to be careful as polycarb goes brittle very easily with heat. I usually boil my 1.5mm polycarb for a few seconds before bending. Well, not quite boiling recently boiled water at any rate.
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Re: Esc and Receiver

Post by teamfirebrain » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:56 am

Well due to parts getting lost in the mail and other mishaps, I will only have the one bot for this weekend :( However, everything has finally arrived!
My intention is to build 2 more bots over the next couple of months, hopefully one of them will be at least a little competitive!
I ended up getting 2 lemon rx Recievers, some more N20's and some turnigy brushed esc's. Thanks for all the help :)
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Re: Esc and Receiver

Post by teamfirebrain » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:46 pm

So I realised today, after being at AWS that I don't have any more switches, and I have no idea where I could get some. Does anyone have any recommendations? Preferably something relatively easy to solder as soldering still isn't my strong point :-? Also I realised that my basic electronics knowledge might need updating as I have very little idea what to put where so that I don't break any of the components! If anyone has any guides for that, it would be much appreciated :)
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Re: Esc and Receiver

Post by MarkR » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:58 pm

I used these from Hobbytronics:

http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/slide-swi ... ord=switch

They're only rated 0.5A, so I'm probably exceeding that by quite a bit, but only while the robot is actually active not while switching, so it's ok I suppose.
Robots: Betsie - RaspberryPi controlled flipper bot with gyro stablisation - too clever for her own good?
Stacie - tidy flipper; 4wd driven by hair bands

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