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by joey_picus
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 20th August 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton
Replies: 80
Views: 25212

Re: 20th August 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton

ADDENDUM: I've just remembered that I was talking to someone about DSM2 transmitters on the Saturday because of my Futaba conversion adventures but I can't honestly remember who it was - my brain's saying it might've been one of the Phillipsons or John Denny, but I don't know. Whoever it was, drop m...
by joey_picus
Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 20th August 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton
Replies: 80
Views: 25212

Re: 20th August 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton

Thankyou so much to everyone for coming and congrats to Alex, Ryan, John jr., Albert (good to see you guys again!), Dave, and especially thanks to the newcomers for being really nice. I'd say more, but I literally just got in the door due to a frankly staggering comedy of transportation-related erro...
by joey_picus
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 20th August 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton
Replies: 80
Views: 25212

Re: 20th August 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton

That's impressive :) hopefully everyone around the arena has quick reflexes...

I think what we agreed on (it's quite early in the morning and I travel down today so I've just been packing!) was that anyone from outside your group could drive the second robot, but I'd check with Dave on that one!
by joey_picus
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Reciver from Heli
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Re: Reciver from Heli

It depends how you're driving your ant - if you're using motors the speed controller for those will have the exact same setup, but if you're using servos you'll need a separate regulator - realistically any step-down 5v one will work from an electronics store. Simon Windisch's website has some more ...
by joey_picus
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Reciver from Heli
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Re: Reciver from Heli

There will be a voltage regulator in the main helicopter speed controller that drops the voltage down to 5V to provide power to the reciever - if you plug the lipo directly into the reciever, it will likely go bang!
by joey_picus
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Walks robot goodness
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

Re: Walks robot goodness

That would definitely be a shuffler/walker in my opinion - really the rules are aimed at stopping what would basically be wheeled robots with oddly shaped wheels.
by joey_picus
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 20th August 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton
Replies: 80
Views: 25212

Re: 20th August 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton

There's often barely enough time at an AWS to do the AWS, let alone games at the end! I do feel like there's a lack of events other than based solely around full combat though - it's why I initiated this one, I always loved the earlier Robot Wars series with the gauntlet and trials and Simon Windisc...
by joey_picus
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Meet Killer-Wolf
Replies: 25
Views: 7796

Re: Meet Killer-Wolf

Hiya James/Ben/any of the various names I managed to call you (sorry!), it was good to meet you at Basingstoke :) I'd definitely recommend a plastic hinge for the flipper, with bolts to retain it, and more rigid mounting of all the components; Gary's website has a lot more information on flipper the...
by joey_picus
Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Introducing ProtoBot!
Replies: 7
Views: 3297

Re: Introducing ProtoBot!

'fail safe' and 'on/off switch' are two different things - the failsafing should be taken care of by the reciever and speed controller. The on/off switch needs to be externally accessible, but it doesn't need to be a switch, leading to a lot of people (me included) just having some means of accessin...
by joey_picus
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2683

Re: Advice

For the first thing, I always used Hitec HS82MGs back in the day (two or three years ago) but Turnigy have come up with several servos that are widely used; I'll defer to others on that! On the second point though, I've had good results with piano wire (around 1mm diameter should be enough). Bent pa...