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by Ocracoke
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: After the esc, the other stuff - simplistic questions
Replies: 39
Views: 1515

Re: After the esc, the other stuff - simplistic questions

To try and answer a few more of your questions: What type and guage of wire is typically used to connect the parts? I typically use 26AWG wire, which I believe is the sort of wiring you'd see on standard JR servo connectors anyway. Never had one burn up on me in the AW class, whatever it is connecte...
by Ocracoke
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: jes's build log
Replies: 43
Views: 2982

Re: jes's build log

I would possibly look at this (https://hobbyking.com/en_us/orangerx-r614xn-dsm2-dsmx-nano-indoor-diy-receiver-with-cppm-pwm-spektrum-jr-multirotor-quadcopter.html). I think this was the type of receiver used in the NanoTwo but I could very well be wrong (most likely - anyone able to clarify that?). ...
by Ocracoke
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: jes's build log
Replies: 43
Views: 2982

Re: jes's build log

Looks good, can't wait to see it in the flesh! If you needed to save a little bit of extra weight, I might have suggested replacing the metal bolts and nuts with nylon types but I doubt they would have saved you the 1.5g needed.
by Ocracoke
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Budget dsm2/dsmx transmitter
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Budget dsm2/dsmx transmitter

I would have thought a eBay deal on a DX6i or something like that (noting they do a specific DSMX version so make sure you are sure as to which type of transmitter you are looking at) would do the job here.
by Ocracoke
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: jes's build log
Replies: 43
Views: 2982

Re: jes's build log

A power-on LED is not required in the Ant class, I think it's mandated in the heavier ones. It certainly is in the Beetleweight and heavier classes as per the FRA rules. As noted, it is not required in the Antweight class but I find it good measure to have *a* light somewhere, even if it is the one...
by Ocracoke
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.

@ocracoke which waterjet company did you use? did you supply the material? K-Cut (https://k-cut.co.uk/). You can supply the material or they can (I do recommend supplying it yourself at this scale because them supplying can be expensive). I originally wanted 2mm Grade 5 Titanium for a spinning bar ...
by Ocracoke
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.

I'd worry about balancing it accurately if it was done with a hacksaw and a file. I used a CAD file drawn with LibreCAD and then submitted that to a water cutting company to have it made accurately, which hopefully results in better balance.
by Ocracoke
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports
Replies: 28
Views: 26482

Re: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports

There is the possibility of that fight happening :P TBH, I don't think any of my machines have every trashed another so it'd be a new experience if that happens, I'll probably be more in shock that something I built "works".
by Ocracoke
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports
Replies: 28
Views: 26482

Re: Team Phyte Antweight Builds & Event Reports

Looks very good! Reminds me of Raphael from the MW class a little. Hopefully will get a chance to fight it with my vertical spinner at AntFreeze. :P
by Ocracoke
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 14579

Re: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)

And here is the video from the event. Again, many thanks to all that came, I'll see about announcing the date for BotFest 4 around the start of the new year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-gGY7AD6Cs