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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: 351

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: 351

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: 351

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: 351

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: 80442

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: 47
Views: 2989

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:
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Eddie J - DisinfectANT, Kinnettic Disassembly, Cilit BANG
Replies: 100
Views: 74911

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: 74911

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: 1204

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...