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by MySolderIsOlder
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Alexandorz's Build Log
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Alexandorz's Build Log

Nice! Very minor point - in my experience, if a bot can balance on it's side, it will get stuck in that position at some point during a fight. So you might want to add slightly sticky-outy bits on either side, or make the side panels more convex. Sure, you can probably bounce it over using gyro effe...
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Ant Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

Re: Ant Battery

All a bit worrying. Unless someone comes up with an economical and reliable alternative to the 180mah NanoTech lipos, the 150g ant class could be in for some real challenges. I managed to pick up a few of the 2s packs when HK were knocking them out dirt cheap, so I've got enough of those to see me t...
by MySolderIsOlder
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC with built-in receiver - interesting?
Replies: 63
Views: 10552

Re: ESC with built-in receiver - interesting?

Seriously impressive.
For the first time ever, I'm well envious of those builders who haven't already invested in several Spektrum DSM* transmitters. :mrgreen:
by MySolderIsOlder
Sun May 10, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Work in Progress preview: An(t) Object to be Destroyed
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Work in Progress preview: An(t) Object to be Destroyed

All wired up and ready to go! https://i.imgur.com/6Tf251t.jpg Battery compartment is a little tighter than I'd like, but thanks to my practice of snipping off the discharge leads and only using the balance plug, it will just fit. https://i.imgur.com/vOsz27r.jpg Weight-wise, everything is fine - 111g...
by MySolderIsOlder
Sat May 09, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Work in Progress preview: An(t) Object to be Destroyed
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Work in Progress preview: An(t) Object to be Destroyed

Second-time lucky - reduced the printing speed and this time it worked fine. Here it is with the N10 motors slotted into place. https://i.imgur.com/dUpIrLQ.jpg Next step is to print the two top-plates, then I'll sort out some electronics. Pleasantly surprised at how well the CF Nylon takes a thread....
by MySolderIsOlder
Thu May 07, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Work in Progress preview: An(t) Object to be Destroyed
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Work in Progress preview: An(t) Object to be Destroyed

Arrrrrgggggh!!! Ruined print. Major Y-axis offset about 4mm from the top layer. 7 hours printing time and 5 quids worth of filament wasted. :evil: Oh well, try again tomorrow. On the plus side i got to practice removing from the support layer. All OK except that big flat expanse in the base. Even wi...
by MySolderIsOlder
Thu May 07, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Work in Progress preview: An(t) Object to be Destroyed
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Work in Progress preview: An(t) Object to be Destroyed

Decided it was time to retire PolycarbonAnt and replace him with a more easily maintained and less scruffy version of the same basic 4wd parallelogram-sectioned / invertible pusher design. Might be a bit old-fashioned but being a lousy driver, I appreciate not having to think too hard when an ant's ...
by MySolderIsOlder
Thu May 07, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The smart ant's and flea's
Replies: 98
Views: 88331

Re: The smart ant's and flea's

Excellent work Lincoln. Looking forward to trying one of these with the little OrangeRx R614XN (which is a similar size). My standard set-up using a pair of digital servo boards is probably about the same in terms of PCB area but the need to splice multiple leads to get Vcc & Gnd to both boards plus...
by MySolderIsOlder
Thu May 07, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC with built-in receiver - interesting?
Replies: 63
Views: 10552

Re: ESC with built-in receiver - interesting?

*Sigh* If only Mark would make a DSM version for those of us already wedded to Spectrum TXs... :idea: