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by tomchaps
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Can someone walk me through transmitter setup?
Replies: 9
Views: 625

Re: Can someone walk me through transmitter setup?

I couldn't find the link to what I actually got--mine is beefier, and claims 2S-6S. (I'd only ever try 2 or 3, of course).
by tomchaps
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Can someone walk me through transmitter setup?
Replies: 9
Views: 625

Re: Can someone walk me through transmitter setup?

No, it's somewhat like thise https://www.aliexpress.com/i/4000429682908.html, but slightly bigger, claiming it will run on up to 6S!

I am always jealous that there's so many more options for the 150g weightclass in the UK--yours looks ideal! Do you ship to the US, by any chance?
by tomchaps
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Can someone walk me through transmitter setup?
Replies: 9
Views: 625

Re: Can someone walk me through transmitter setup?

Okay, I've built a cardboard test robot for the weird 3-channel brushed ESC I bought. I can use breadboard wires to easily swap the motor leads, and am testing with the Flysky transmitter. With it's current setup, with no mixing or Elevon or anything on, Ch1 (right stick up/down) moves both wheels f...
by tomchaps
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Can someone walk me through transmitter setup?
Replies: 9
Views: 625

Re: Can someone walk me through transmitter setup?

That was useful--I didn't realize you could have the Elevon settings go negative to reverse direction. I had been adding Mixing into it...
by tomchaps
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Can someone walk me through transmitter setup?
Replies: 9
Views: 625

Can someone walk me through transmitter setup?

I've been fighting insectweight robots with my kids for YEARS now, and have had a blast. But I've somehow never actually figured out how to set up my ESC/transmitters--I just iterate every possible combination of receiver plugs and motor leads, and try every transmitter mixing I can. But it often fa...
by tomchaps
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Ucalegon's ants
Replies: 44
Views: 41208

Re: Team Ucalegon's ants

Huh, I thought you needed to run servos directly off of the batteries, or the receiver would brown out. (See a page or two up on this thread, in fact). Does the ESC's BEC help in that case? My TinyESCs have them, but I'm not sure what the wiring would look like...

Thanks.
by tomchaps
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Ucalegon's ants
Replies: 44
Views: 41208

Re: Team Ucalegon's ants

One further question. I have some small, high-powered servos that look like they're close to the "pink" that I use in Swarf, but they're only rated to 6.0V or 7.0V. Is there a converter people typically use to lower voltage from 2S batteries to servos? Preferably one that isn't too big for a 150g ro...
by tomchaps
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Ucalegon's ants
Replies: 44
Views: 41208

Re: Team Ucalegon's ants

A few videos from a recent competition. There weren't many 150g robots, but I did end up with 1st and 2nd. My vertical spinner has never worked well, but it did great here, for some reason. Swarf v Underscore. "Great fight"--Ray Billings of Tombstone fame actually commented this on Reddit! https://w...
by tomchaps
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: MG90 servos
Replies: 16
Views: 19591

Re: MG90 servos

What do folks typically use to bring the voltage down from a 2s battery for these servos? I presume there’s a standard, lightweight answer that fits in a typical ant?
by tomchaps
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 88737

Re: Antescher Assault Systems build diary

By the way, a while back you lamented the lack of cheap Chinese wheels. I've been using these, and they're fine: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10pcs-lot-D-hole-Rubber-Wheel-Suitable-for-N20-Motor-D-Shaft-Tire-Car-Robot-DIY/32769037524 And for the orange wheels: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Smar...