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by GeorgeR
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antweight Rules Proposal
Replies: 31
Views: 3766

Re: Antweight Rules Proposal

Reading through it all again I've mostly changed my mind - the suggested way does make more sense, particularly with the clarity on the start of the countdown. With 4k, I think my unease came from the use of the term "overturn the fight result", maybe it would sound better if the end of that rule re...
by GeorgeR
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antweight Rules Proposal
Replies: 31
Views: 3766

Re: Antweight Rules Proposal

Another quick thing, on 4c, shouldn't the immobilisation be retrospectively considered from when the robot stopped moving? (rather than when the judges started the count)
You wouldn't want someone to lose because the judges were a bit slow start the count.
by GeorgeR
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Antweight Rules Proposal
Replies: 31
Views: 3766

Re: Antweight Rules Proposal

Overall that looks really good, I particularly like the walker expansion, more unique antweights is definitely a good thing. There are a couple of things I would change though; 1) on rule 2g I'd add heat based weapons as well as flame weapons (for those that haven't seen it, at BBB someone runs an a...
by GeorgeR
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 27852

Re: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019

I think the decision was consistent with how the rules have been applied in the past, but I do think the rule is a poor one, and one that should be changed. Firstly; I don't believe Cosmic Burgervan counted as being pitted. The majority of the robot was still in the arena - if Combatant hadn't gone ...
by GeorgeR
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 27852

Re: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019

Not sure about the twitch, but Harry filmed it, and has said the video will be up on YouTube tomorrow evening. Search for "Team Panoramic" on youtube.
by GeorgeR
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Calculating Rotational Kinetic Energy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1785

Re: Calculating Rotational Kinetic Energy?

Looks like you've run the numbers correctly - Vampire's only running a 2300kv motor on a 2s lipo, and the bar is less than half the weight of yours, so the total energy is going to be a fair bit less. I do suspect the real energy will turn out to be less than you've currently calculated though, for ...
by GeorgeR
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Calculating Rotational Kinetic Energy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1785

Re: Calculating Rotational Kinetic Energy?

It's the same formula, but with mass replaced by "moment of inertia", and speed replaced by angular velocity.... Rotational KE = 1/2 * I * w^2 I = moment of inertia w = angular velocity Angular velocity is measured in radians per second. To convert from rpm, you need to divide by 60 (giving revs per...
by GeorgeR
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Lead Time on NanoTwo LT's
Replies: 5
Views: 11284

Re: Lead Time on NanoTwo LT's

The NanoTwo LT is the newest version, it's a stand-alone dual esc that doesn't come with a built in receiver - you need to add an external one. They've been going up for sale in small batches every few months, the most recent ones went up at the end of September (and somewhat amazingly they didn't a...
by GeorgeR
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 127
Views: 92770

Re: GeorgeR's robots

Vampire's not so bad, bolt on some half decent armour and you'll beat it easily.

That said, I'm sure you might be pleased to hear that my next ant is going to have no active weapons of any kind, not even a feather duster!
by GeorgeR
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: GeorgeR's robots
Replies: 127
Views: 92770

Re: GeorgeR's robots

You're very welcome. The weight saving may not sound like a lot, but used correctly it can make a big difference. For instance, my first candidate for these is Vampire, saving 2.8g. I'm planning to use this extra weight to lengthen the bar, moving from its current 13cm, 17g weapon to a 15cm 20g one....