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by Ant Ipodean
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 357
Views: 137140

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

A question about the geared drives ...
I'm guessing that the fairly big toothed gears are custom 3D printed?
What are the pros and cons of using these vs the injection moulded production gears from China, with smaller (0.5 modulus) teeth?
Mike.
by Ant Ipodean
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Turnigy i4X
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Turnigy i4X

I run a couple of FS-i4, which appear to be a rebadged version of the Turnigy i4. I also have some FS-i6. The i4 is in the same case as the i6 and has the same gimbals, but the main circuit board is completely different. (Looks more basic) Yes, it has optional mixing that is selected with one of the...
by Ant Ipodean
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Building an arena question
Replies: 38
Views: 1765

Re: Building an arena question

Re Antweight arena design .. I designed and built the Ant arena that we use here. It has a fighting floor area of 1100mm x 1400mm with pits at each end. Originally there were low pit walls, with 250mm wide openings/drop offs, but later 150mm high pit walls and sliding pit "gates" were added. The flo...
by Ant Ipodean
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Building an arena question
Replies: 38
Views: 1765

Re: Building an arena question

If its any consolation, I think that ½ inch thick poly would be substantial overkill for an Antweight arena. 4mm thick is fine, or 6mm to be conservative.
by Ant Ipodean
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: What transmitters are the favourite now?
Replies: 16
Views: 812

Re: What transmitters are the favourite now?

I am a thumber who aspires to be a pincher with a lighter touch :D
The really wide ones are probably nicer, but I was just offering a very simple upgrade.
by Ant Ipodean
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: What transmitters are the favourite now?
Replies: 16
Views: 812

Re: What transmitters are the favourite now?

A really simple mod that I do on my FS-i6's ..
Unscrew the alloy ends on the sticks, then screw them back on reversed so that the sharp "spikey" ends are not digging into your thumbs or fingers.
BTW, the FS-i6 is the defacto standard in our local scene.
Mike.
by Ant Ipodean
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Eddie J - DisinfectANT, Kinnettic Disassembly, Cilit BANG
Replies: 100
Views: 74955

Re: Eddie J - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG, Flash POWERspray

Looking good, but I am curious as to how the tyre will come out of the mould?

Mike.
by Ant Ipodean
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle
Replies: 28
Views: 2559

Re: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle

I will be interested to see how your 'flappy' tyres work out, as I have been thinking about moulding something similar but with even longer 'flaps'. My thinking being that the tyres will tend to run around on the tips of the flaps when at speed, but dig in like a wiper blade when needed for serious ...
by Ant Ipodean
Fri May 31, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian new build diary
Replies: 10
Views: 13669

Re: Team Antiquarian new build diary

Re the silicone tubing tyres .. Very nice. It would be interesting to try making them say 4 or 5 mm wide. Many people think that more surface area is better, but basic physics states that total friction between two smooth surfaces with a given downforce does not vary with area. They see the benefit ...
by Ant Ipodean
Wed May 01, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Tiny 6mm gear motors appearing in Aliexpress
Replies: 2
Views: 8217

Re: Tiny 6mm gear motors appearing in Aliexpress

We have had one Ant run here with them, with 14mm wheels. A 4WD vertical spinner. It drove very well. He was running on 2S with the faster ratio planetary. The problem was wheels breaking off from impacts, though maybe the motors/brushes would have failed if the wheels had lasted longer. I have boug...