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Post by flimsey » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:45 pm

i was plannin to build an antweight but i found out the weight and its pretty heavy so goin for super-ant
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Post by bobblebot » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:09 pm

I think that SuperAnts are being written out of the rule due to a low take up? That was the idea a few months ago.

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Post by harveyandpuma » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:15 pm

are there gonna be tournaments of superants because i am 12 years old and my antweight might not come out as 150 grams its probably be heavier so what shall i do??? :roll: :roll:
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Post by flimsey » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:19 pm

ye me too im 12 years old and im makin a super so what shall i do if we're stoppin supers...
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Post by bobblebot » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:23 pm

I am not 100% sure that SuperAnts are stopping, however there was certainly a good deal of discussion about it a while back. Some of what was said is posted here: http://www.robotwars101.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=733

As I said, I am not 100% sure so I would worry too much yet. Of course, if you are both building Superants you could both fight against each other? There are also a few SuperAnts left around, but there were never that many to start with.

Somebody who is on the AWS Committee will probably have a clearer idea as to what is going on with the rules regarding SuperAnts.

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Post by flimsey » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:26 pm

kk thanks a lot got a clear idea now
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Post by bobblebot » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:28 pm

Your welcome. It is probably best to just and wait to see what someone on the committee says as they should be able to clear up the situation around the Supers.

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Post by harveyandpuma » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:28 pm

thanks we are also twins so we can build our own arena and battle our two robots
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Post by BeligerAnt » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:39 pm

(Since I'm one of the committee members) Superants have been effectively dropped from AWS competitions and are not being actively promoted, mainly due to a very low take-up as Mike said above.

This doesn't mean you can't build one, but there are unlikely to be any competitions for them unless the population increases, and without competitions that is unlikely to happen (bit of a chicken-and-egg situation I'm afraid...)

You mentioned a ?300 budget somewhere, for that money you can easily buy parts suitable for a 150g ant. Check your heaviest components and look for lighter alternatives. Post a question if you get stuck, but read through previous topics first and Google extensively before asking for help.

Remember US "ants" are 454g, so so-called "antweight" parts from US suppliers may not be that suitable for European ants.

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Post by Flippt » Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:03 am

You can still build them and fight at Antweight World series, but only at the lunch time I guess.
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Post by olivers » Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:14 pm

As Gary said, Superants are being phased out due to lack of people building them.

They will be removed from the 4.0 rules to be published soon.

The cost of antweight parts is fairly low, the most expensive thing will be the transmitter. However this is needed for ants/supers so it can't be avoided.

A basic ant with 2 servo's receiver and batteries will cost less than ?60 now. In the past they were expensive but have got a lot cheaper to build recently. If you go for Sozbots controllers and brushless motors then the cost ramps up, it is the same with superants however as they can get pretty expensive.

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Post by Rhys » Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:44 pm

If you shop chinese, you could probably do it for under ?30, and make it something decent. With all these new parts coming onto the market, Supers are redundant

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Post by tom of technology » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:56 pm

i am 12 as well and i have managed to JUST build a 150 gram ant from servos lego wheels with my custom "rubber band tyres " a 30 g battery pack from sussex model centre and a receiver i striped down to the circuit board

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Post by razerdave » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:10 pm

Does anyone have an old Superant they will sell ? I was looking to add to my other one and use it for demo purposes

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Post by JimBeeden » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:26 pm

looks like my ant will need to be an antweight then, noo super ant for moi haha
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