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  • R9000's Avatar
    Today, 16:34
    R9000 replied to a thread Dynastinae Build Diary in Beetleweights
    Yeah, don't cut the ground wire, you need that to reference the data signal. Also you don't have to cut them. There is a little flap you can pull up to remove the wire from the connector without...
    13 replies | 505 view(s)
  • Shakey's Avatar
    Today, 14:34
    Argos 12v simple value drill motor mounts I have designed a set of mounts for the 12v argos simple value drillmotors available here: http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6161400 More detail on the...
    0 replies | 156 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    Today, 13:49
    We don't use Andersons anymore. Too large and heavy compared to the other options, like EC8, EC5 or XT90 connectors. Electronics, like valve control wires, we use 1.5mm² wire or AWG16. ...
    2 replies | 93 view(s)
  • lowndsy's Avatar
    Today, 13:41
    You usually cut the red wire to turn off the BEC power supply from the esc to the receiver (when you have a black, white and red wire). I trimmed mine just before the connection to the receiver...
    13 replies | 505 view(s)
  • lowndsy's Avatar
    Today, 12:10
    Banebots wheels are mentioned heavily on here. They fit straight on to different shaft sizes, have options for double or even triple wheels on one hub and are meant to be quite grippy. I will be...
    13 replies | 505 view(s)
  • blazerbotics's Avatar
    Today, 11:43
    Depending on your current draw, the standard is the Andersons SB50, or EC5 or EC8's. Silicon wiring is nice to use as its more flexible, but if not anything else works, as long as its big enough.
    2 replies | 93 view(s)
  • Felix Townsend's Avatar
    Today, 10:15
    If you aren't in need of a high amp range than I used a sabertooth x2 15or so amp controller in my first robot and It was working fine. Some people will tell you about how they can be a pain but I...
    22 replies | 4314 view(s)
  • Felix Townsend's Avatar
    Today, 10:12
    the 85 amp controllers are from ranglebox http://ranglebox.com/product/botbitz-85a-v2-brushed-esc/
    22 replies | 4314 view(s)
  • mmarab's Avatar
    Today, 08:43
    The impact and damage from heavyweight battles I'm assuming will also prove a challenge in terms of wiring and holding everything together. I was interested to know what wire you guys would recommend...
    2 replies | 93 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:12
    I was just looking for some cheap brushed speed controllers. Motors and the shell have taken up most of my budget, the only ones I can find are those cheap 320A eBay ones, but they aren't easy to...
    22 replies | 4314 view(s)
  • pressure's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:24
    pressure replied to a thread 0.6kg Co2 bottles. in General Chat
    Thanks Guys, just got one via eBay, £24 new including delivery. Mike.
    3 replies | 147 view(s)
  • WireD64's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:52
    What would be a good choice of wheels to fit a 4mm motor shaft?
    13 replies | 505 view(s)
  • daveimi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:16
    Perfect! All that's left to put in is a switch or removable link on the live cable before it gets to the esc's. Also don't forget that you only need power from one esc to get to the receiver or it...
    13 replies | 505 view(s)
  • calumco's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:45
    calumco replied to a thread Drive train in Build Diaries
    Thanks :) - it's all just little things now - mechanically it's driveable once I get round to wiring it up
    13 replies | 3161 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 23:07
    That's where my bottles ended up coming from!
    3 replies | 147 view(s)
  • R9000's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 22:27
    R9000 replied to a thread Skipdiving Robotics in Build Diaries
    Oh it's beautiful!! XD See you at the event!
    425 replies | 78225 view(s)
  • daveimi's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 22:13
    daveimi replied to a thread Skipdiving Robotics in Build Diaries
    See u all in Manc bright and early :) Don't worry...I have bin bags ready...
    425 replies | 78225 view(s)
  • MrkLeigh's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 21:12
    Been a while since I've posted, progress has been slow! Managed to get a bit more progress over the last few days, fingers crossed ill be able to attend an event this year. no idea why...
    21 replies | 2447 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 21:08
    maddox10 replied to a thread 0.6kg Co2 bottles. in General Chat
    I buy them new at any paintball shop that offers a deal. Most of the time that's this German shop
    3 replies | 147 view(s)
  • pressure's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 20:50
    Hello all, does anyone have any 0.6kg Co2 bottles (featherweight size) they are willing to sell? Thanks, Mike.
    3 replies | 147 view(s)
  • Al_'s Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 19:49
    Yep, arm is mainly aluminium, so not a lot of weight to save there even if I did go crazy with the drill.
    51 replies | 4885 view(s)
  • Al_'s Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 19:45
    Al_ replied to a thread Drive train in Build Diaries
    I really like the tracks and some sweet engineering too! How far off finished do you reckon you are?
    13 replies | 3161 view(s)
  • WireD64's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 18:03
    heres my sketch, how does that seem?
    13 replies | 505 view(s)
  • mmarab's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 17:06
    mmarab replied to a thread Drive System Advice in Heavyweights
    Great information shared on this thread, really useful, I've ordered all my parts and they are slowly arriving now. Wondered if you guys could offer me any advice with R/C Systems, the one I...
    23 replies | 1899 view(s)
  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 15:16
    typhoon_driver replied to a thread Esc in Heavyweights
    wotty, roboteq or if you have the right setup, a ragebridge are all better modern equivalents. I'd not bother with 4qd or flog em on ebay if you have em.
    6 replies | 210 view(s)
  • Yatcatcher's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 13:25
    Yatcatcher replied to a thread Esc in Heavyweights
    Hi, 4QD aren't the last word in controllers, but they are cheap and (pretty) reliable if mounted on a good heat sink. Have crude current limiting on them so don't go pop the first time a wheel jams....
    6 replies | 210 view(s)
  • calumco's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 13:19
    calumco replied to a thread Drive train in Build Diaries
    Few more showing weapon gears etc too
    13 replies | 3161 view(s)
  • calumco's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 13:14
    calumco replied to a thread Drive train in Build Diaries
    Havn't updated this in ages! Not far off being finished at long last - unfortunately this has been a project continously put to the side with other builds to get finished. Done alot since my last...
    13 replies | 3161 view(s)
  • calumco's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 12:57
    Wicked! Love it
    51 replies | 4885 view(s)
  • joey_picus's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 11:39
    joey_picus replied to a thread Esc in Heavyweights
    They will do a good job but they are not robot friendly - you need a radio control interface as well as a controller for each side (they will only control one motor each) which adds up to a lot of...
    6 replies | 210 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 09:16
    Social and team building/recruiting details are as follows: To be held in Ossett town centre near Wakefield at the Horse and jockey on dale street at 1.30pm Sunday 23/4/17 Really easy for...
    7 replies | 332 view(s)
  • daveimi's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 09:12
    Would u be happy with a photo of a sketch lol.
    13 replies | 505 view(s)
  • adamclark's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 03:48
    Servo as a flipper diagram Lemon RX -> ch3 -> Servo
    13 replies | 505 view(s)
  • Pinski1's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 00:50
    How about you try and draw one up and we'll correct it?
    13 replies | 505 view(s)
  • Pinski1's Avatar
    22nd April 2017, 00:49
    Pinski1 replied to a thread Dimension rules in Beetleweights
    It's come up in a few beetleweight threads, have you tried searching? A 20cm square would fit most beetles.
    6 replies | 342 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    21st April 2017, 20:30
    go the razer route and get drilling some holes. Also did you say at the arm made out of Alu ? looking impressive all the same
    51 replies | 4885 view(s)
  • Al_'s Avatar
    21st April 2017, 19:16
    I hear you on the time front, I thought I would be finished before now but there is never enough time to do it and I'm already missing events this year :angry: There was no way I was considering the...
    51 replies | 4885 view(s)
  • Runsler's Avatar
    21st April 2017, 19:15
    Possible solution: Make the wedge from HDPE. Take a sheet of steel , and screw it on the HDPE in a way it is a bit longer where the tip will be. now if you want, you can try to sharpen it (from the...
    16 replies | 691 view(s)
  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    21st April 2017, 18:35
    Cheers for the reply Runsler. I completely forgot that if the bot is upside down, the angle is reversed and doesn't have any effect on bringing down potential damage from spinners, oops - that...
    16 replies | 691 view(s)
  • Runsler's Avatar
    21st April 2017, 17:52
    wedge all around... now i'm thinking of a design many full body spinners have. Sure good to deflect blows, and sacrificial HDPE is.. well... that stuff is, compared to anything else useable in that...
    16 replies | 691 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    21st April 2017, 17:21
    Perun, our raptor, is milled out of a massive billet of HDPE. (doable with a router) The lid is held on with bolts right trough that block.
    16 replies | 691 view(s)
  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    21st April 2017, 17:16
    My original design had an elongated slanted edge around all sides of the machine which contained no electronics, just sacrificial HDPE and air behind it so there was room to be massively gashed by a...
    16 replies | 691 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    21st April 2017, 15:44
    Roboteernat replied to a thread Esc in Heavyweights
    Thats the name i was trying to remember... they were popular in early robotwars before ROBOTEQ appeared.
    6 replies | 210 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    21st April 2017, 15:40
    team death replied to a thread Esc in Heavyweights
    Hi yes I got lent a pair of 4qds to use on the Wall/chimera they lasted one battle before the circuit designated for the left side blew-I was using them on low ampage wheelchair motors and I was...
    6 replies | 210 view(s)
  • Runsler's Avatar
    21st April 2017, 15:39
    Feather spinners can be... well... i don't think there is any material left nowadays that is strong and light enough to take a good hit from one of the really good spinners and still don't take...
    16 replies | 691 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    21st April 2017, 15:35
    Roboteernat replied to a thread Esc in Heavyweights
    I have used VTX 75 24v ESC from 4QD in the past, but not used any of their new stuff. were very popular back in early robot wars. They were great then, and assume they are still. Edit - the VTX...
    6 replies | 210 view(s)
  • Team Gremlin's Avatar
    21st April 2017, 13:46
    Team Gremlin started a thread Esc in Heavyweights
    Hi guys, have any of you on here had any experience with the 4QD speed controllers?.. they seem cheap so are they any good or reliable ect? Cheers
    6 replies | 210 view(s)
  • leorcc's Avatar
    21st April 2017, 12:45
    What is the weight now?
    51 replies | 4885 view(s)
  • Rain426's Avatar
    21st April 2017, 12:29
    Rain426 replied to a thread Dimension rules in Beetleweights
    I was just going to ask this same question! I might have to do a bit of jiggering with my design in that case, it is about 380mm long at the moment (I think, don't have the drawing to hand).
    6 replies | 342 view(s)
  • cjsowry's Avatar
    21st April 2017, 09:09
    nice.. keep away from my bot with that thing!!
    51 replies | 4885 view(s)
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