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by Ant Ipodean
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: New member, new antweight robot build diary, Unknown Name (currently)
Replies: 5
Views: 1992

Re: New member, new antweight robot build diary, Unknown Name (currently)

I'm curious about your wheels and tyres.
Are they custom made?
What is the tyre material?
by Ant Ipodean
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Hello.... and I need a smart person :-P
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Re: Hello.... and I need a smart person :-P

Can you tell us what type of battery and voltage you are using?
If it is more than 6 volts, and you connected it directly to the Rx, there may be irreversible damage, despite the led still lighting up.
by Ant Ipodean
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Servo problems.
Replies: 9
Views: 2402

Re: Servo problems.

Thanks Alex for the explanation about temperature effecting the off position for servos. Explains something that had me curious. A question: Are all the Robots I see on AWS events that "creep" when not driven (usually the pink ones :)), servo powered, and if so, are they micro or larger servos? A su...
by Ant Ipodean
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Das Mikro - £12 dual channel speed controller with mixing
Replies: 32
Views: 17885

Re: Das Mikro - £12 dual channel speed controller with mixing

They are not "motor plugs". These 3 pin plugs feed the signal from the receiver to the ESC (DasMikro) and also feed the regulated power from the ESC to operate the receiver. However, all of the negative pins (outside row, brown wire) on the receiver are connected together, and all of the positive pi...
by Ant Ipodean
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Das Mikro - £12 dual channel speed controller with mixing
Replies: 32
Views: 17885

Re: Das Mikro - £12 dual channel speed controller with mixing

Hi Mike The extra wire with socket is superfluous. Probably there in case you need a feed wire from battery, etc. A couple of notes .. I think they are capacitors rather than resistors. I suggest that you remove/eliminate the brown and red wires from ONE OF the plugs going to the receiver, as they a...
by Ant Ipodean
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ANTipodean Activity
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Re: ANTipodean Activity

Here is another attempt at a photo ..

Image

http://i.imgur.com/Evieoeh.jpg
by Ant Ipodean
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ANTipodean Activity
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Re: ANTipodean Activity

Budget for a beginner Antweight - We bought 3 kinds of radio sets to try. Hobbyking HK-T6A V2, FlySky FS-i6, FlySky FS-i4. And also bought a usb programming lead for them, but have not yet had the time to figure that stuff out! The FS-i4 at $US27 incl shipping seems to be up to the job and even has ...
by Ant Ipodean
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Ideas for entry level Ants
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

Re: Ideas for entry level Ants

Hi Alex Thanks for the quick reply. On the DasMikro .. It seems to be the +5v pad that goes to the Rx that is really weak. I've lost 2 of them so far and whilst I may not be the best at soldering, I have been doing it for a few decades. I managed to trace it back to the next component leg and solder...
by Ant Ipodean
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ANTipodean Activity
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Re: ANTipodean Activity

I tried to post a photo of the Arena above, but no joy. How do we do that?
by Ant Ipodean
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Ideas for entry level Ants
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

Ideas for entry level Ants

Hi All We are looking to get an Antweight scene going here in Auckland, New Zealand. Whilst the N20 type gear motors with a dual ESC seem to be the optimal drive setup, I am also interested in the simplest, lowest threshold way to build a basic Antweight so that we may encourage as many people as po...