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by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Eddie J - DisinfectANT, Kinnettic Disassembly, Cilit BANG
Replies: 100
Views: 72698

Re: Eddie J - DisinfectANT, Kinnettic Disassembly, Cilit BANG

Those are the ones I used for the Spin Twins. Lovely little motors but be careful not to run them stalled - the wires are rather thin! :oops:
(watch from about 1:14:24 of the AWS 61 YouTube vid for more details!)
by MySolderIsOlder
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Eddie J - DisinfectANT, Kinnettic Disassembly, Cilit BANG
Replies: 100
Views: 72698

Re: Eddie J - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG, Kinnettic Disassembly

If Rolex made Antweights... Certainly a thing of beauty. Now you just need to get some driving practice. Sounds extreme but if you don't have a full size enclosed arena, might be worth making a second weapon of the same weight/dimensions but without teeth - just a smooth ring. That way you can safel...
by MySolderIsOlder
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Ions build diary
Replies: 18
Views: 736

Re: Team Ions build diary

Personally I wouldn't risk buying cheap imported/unbranded LiPOs, even if they were shippable. Too much of a potential fire hazard. AFAIK, Hobbyking are now only doing the 2S 180mah nano-tech (standard power pack inside a large proportion of UK ants) with a funny little 2-pin Molex 'E-Flite' (?) dis...
by MySolderIsOlder
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 61 - Wolverton, Milton Keynes - 15th March 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2336

Re: AWS 61 - Wolverton, Milton Keynes - 15th March 2020

OMG - just watched the video (thanks Harry!) Had no idea that Recycler got the award for "Most Destructive Robot" - Anthony will be absolutely over the moon. Unfortunately we had to leave early to catch a train, so we weren't around to receive the certificate. Any chance someone can send it to us (o...
by MySolderIsOlder
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle
Replies: 28
Views: 1875

Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army AWS61 Report - Part II

Luckily Anthony had a much better day than me, in terms of victories, though frustratingly he still didn't quite make it through to the final 16. Recycler Our best robot by far, Recycler came to AWS61 with a new drum, sporting a thinner profile and much sharper teeth. First fight, against 'No1. Best...
by MySolderIsOlder
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle
Replies: 28
Views: 1875

Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army - AWS61 Report Part I

Well that was a blast! First up, in case anyone was worried about Anthony's persistent coughing on Sunday, it wasn't Corona virus; just the after effects of a night in an overheated Travelodge (due to Sunday train timetables, a stop-over in MK was our only chance of getting to Wolverton in time). He...
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 61 - Wolverton, Milton Keynes - 15th March 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2336

Re: AWS 61 - Wolverton, Milton Keynes - 15th March 2020

Yay for everyone who made it. Impressive turnout, despite the plague. Sorry we weren't able to stick around and watch the final rounds & awards but with Sunday train timetables it was always going to be a long journey home. Utterly exhausted (and elbows mysteriously bruised) - but great fun was had ...
by MySolderIsOlder
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 61 - Wolverton, Milton Keynes - 15th March 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2336

Re: AWS 61 - Wolverton, Milton Keynes - 15th March 2020

For sanitary reasons, we might have to agree an alternative etiquette to the customary handshake after each fight. Maybe a martial-arts style bow - or a gentle Tx bump. :twisted:
by MySolderIsOlder
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Mix for smoother steering
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Mix for smoother steering

Thanks guys - as always I've left it too late to get any driving practice (pah - that's what events are for!) but I will try a few more Mix options. I dare say eventually I'll want to go down the route of making my own ESCs too - just need to get over my phobia of soldering surface mounted component...
by MySolderIsOlder
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle
Replies: 28
Views: 1875

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

You might want to see how they do on Sunday before hitting the 'Order' button!