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by Ocracoke
Thu May 17, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Kaizen - Ikari
Replies: 7
Views: 2509

Re: Team Kaizen - Ikari

Mounted a blade and have been trailing it. The blade is slightly unbalanced so anything about 50% and the robot is liable to go anywhere it fancies. I'll see about remaking the blade in steel before AWS but I still have this one if needed. I also swapped the battery over for a 370mah 2S LiPo since I...
by Ocracoke
Tue May 15, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Kaizen - Ikari
Replies: 7
Views: 2509

Re: Team Kaizen - Ikari

The new motor and ESC arrived. Spent a bit of time working out how to bolt it to the robot but the end result is rather pleasing, if a little skewed. 103.2g at the moment, plenty of allowance for a blade and a HDPE shell. The noise off the motor reminds me of a buzzy, angry bird... https://youtu.be/...
by Ocracoke
Mon May 14, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Just getting started..
Replies: 8
Views: 1918

Re: Just getting started..

For £60 you can get an orangeRX from hobby king. Which does both dsm2 and dsmx. I think they are the types. The OrangeRX system only does DSM2 and DSMX if you get the international version which is a bit more expensive I think in terms of postage. You can get a UK version which only does DSMX (appa...
by Ocracoke
Mon May 14, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest pilot (29th July 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 7902

BotFest pilot (29th July 2018)

Hi everyone! After running a social on Merseyside a few months ago, myself and a friend have decided to start running a series of events, starting with the Ants and then hopefully including the Beetles later on (time/space/money permitting). To work out the format of how we would like to run this (a...
by Ocracoke
Fri May 11, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team BLEEP build diary
Replies: 123
Views: 88365

Re: Antescher Assault Systems build diary

Worth grinding down the inside of the wheel so the motor sits more inboard into the wheel?

Never can have too much orange ;)
by Ocracoke
Thu May 10, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Kaizen - Ikari
Replies: 7
Views: 2509

Re: Team Kaizen - Ikari

I would think that could be it, you'd have thought I would have learnt from the featherweight :P Anyway, new brushless ESC and motor on its way.
by Ocracoke
Thu May 10, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Kaizen - Ikari
Replies: 7
Views: 2509

Re: Team Kaizen - Ikari

So I think I've taken a wrong turning... the 10A speed controller just doesn't want to work with the NanoTwo v3 when plugged into the third channel. I am sure I've soldered in the ESC correctly as I use the same model on Shu! and copied that. Luckily, I have a HV servo laying around that does work i...
by Ocracoke
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 66
Views: 45963

Re: Rule Debates

That's another good point, looking back on the forum the "no commercialy available vehicles" rule was debated and agreed a while ago, but it doesn't appear to have been added to the rules officially. Do you have the link to the topic handy for that? I am personally on the fence with this one. I wan...
by Ocracoke
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Kaizen - Ikari
Replies: 7
Views: 2509

Re: Team Kaizen - Ikari

Found a bit of time between other robotic commitments to get the arm for the spinning bar mounted onto the robot. I am beginning to slightly regret using 3mm PVC as the bodywork for this - it is a OK material to work but I've got visions of the arm shattering. Hopefully, the way the arm is mounted s...
by Ocracoke
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 66
Views: 45963

Re: Rule Debates

A single contact does not make for a fight, I agree and anyone watching/judging the fight would also see that. However, I do see your point, you could have something rolled up in the flying robot, release it at the start of the fight to have a canvas and then pin it to the roof. Depends on wherever ...