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  • firefly1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:34
    okay thanks! will be definitely doing this asap @RogueTwoRobots and hopefully competing very soon :)
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  • team death's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:01
    Any recent pictures Theo?, I'm interested to see the shape and the sticky tape holding the wheels on :) .
    25 replies | 4485 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    16th October 2017, 21:58
    Well, she runs. Everything works, though there's still lots to do. Proper motor mounts, more sticky tape to make the wheels fit, fuses and the LED and sort out protection for the battery (though it's...
    25 replies | 4485 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th October 2017, 21:23
    The 1" box section is too small for existing holes at the moment and 2"x1" bar I wouldn't have a good use for. The checkplate might come in handy through for remaking the front protective cover on...
    109 replies | 10811 view(s)
  • callumhoy's Avatar
    16th October 2017, 18:49
    Finally got some time to work on building the new Bolts this past weekend. Our plan is to make the main box of the body as small as possible, leaving as much weight as possible free to go into the...
    12 replies | 957 view(s)
  • DoubleTrouble's Avatar
    16th October 2017, 14:12
    Hi, If you make it to Gloucester and want to upgrade the wood for something a little stiffer then let me know. I've got some 2" x 1" solid aluminium bar, 1" aluminium box section, various...
    109 replies | 10811 view(s)
  • Captain Foxbunny's Avatar
    16th October 2017, 10:43
    Most of our work this week has been focused on getting the electrical side sorted out. First on the agenda was getting both drive motors fused, using 80A midi fuses, pictures still pending while we...
    57 replies | 10481 view(s)
  • ACEGUY's Avatar
    16th October 2017, 03:51
    ACEGUY replied to a thread mattsdragons in Socials
    never mind
    5 replies | 460 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th October 2017, 22:29
    I've decided to make a go at seeing if I can make it to Gloucester (only the Saturday mind) so today I've been cleaning up the base panel and installing the new crossmembers. Money and time have both...
    109 replies | 10811 view(s)
  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    15th October 2017, 21:06
    Those shafts are too small to be keyed, and the welds won't be holding because they probably won't be getting good enough penetration. Best bet would be to file (or angle grind, file could take a...
    14 replies | 2290 view(s)
  • Garfie489's Avatar
    15th October 2017, 20:58
    UWE Beetle Brawl Event Timing: Saturday 10th February 2018 Event Location: UWE Bristol, Students Union Building, BS16 1QY Expected Times: 9am Arrival for a 10am start. Tournament may go on until...
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  • steelefist's Avatar
    15th October 2017, 19:45
    Hello. I've been optimising the weapon compound pulley system for the last couple of weeks. Trying to ensure that no force is lost in the deformation of the dyneema cord, which transfers the force...
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  • teamshock's Avatar
    15th October 2017, 18:20
    teamshock started a thread Trev Reg in Wanted
    Does anyone have a Trev Reg going spare? Cheers Will
    0 replies | 41 view(s)
  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    15th October 2017, 16:05
    We have decided to get a second ring for fighting spinners, this time with the teeth as part of the ring. So no welds that might break in a big impact. It also gives us a spare incase one of them...
    26 replies | 1557 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    15th October 2017, 15:03
    It could be problems with the axle of the motors themselves, as they look a little mauled, if they're just breaking off. If I was to make a small suggestion, try getting them keyed, or replace the...
    14 replies | 2290 view(s)
  • firefly1's Avatar
    15th October 2017, 12:22
    Questions I'm having a lot of problems with the pinion gear welds on this robot breaking where if i go above about 50% motor power the welds just give up (pictures below). The first thing I tried...
    14 replies | 2290 view(s)
  • Lbitten's Avatar
    14th October 2017, 15:09
    Pm'd
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  • Lbitten's Avatar
    14th October 2017, 15:07
    Starting to accumulate 8s A123 packs, and I need a way to charge them. The Turnigy Accucell 8 seems to have been discontinued, so I thought I'd see if anyone has one (or a similar charger)
    0 replies | 41 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    14th October 2017, 04:27
    Replacing the shaft with a custom one isn't that difficult in outrunners.
    3 replies | 82 view(s)
  • lowndsy's Avatar
    13th October 2017, 15:00
    Ooh, that is pretty close except for the 6mm shaft. Might give that a go and see if I can source a new pulley to fit. edit: or do you mean the various prop attachments it mentions would make it...
    3 replies | 82 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    13th October 2017, 14:49
    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/3508-380kv-turnigy-multistar-14-pole-brushless-multi-rotor-motor-with-extra-long-leads.html?___store=en_us
    3 replies | 82 view(s)
  • Anttazz's Avatar
    13th October 2017, 12:50
    Anttazz replied to a thread ebay links in For Sale
    Too right, looks like scrap.
    372 replies | 57916 view(s)
  • lowndsy's Avatar
    13th October 2017, 12:30
    Does this even exist? Brushed or brushless DC motor 4000 rpm (ish) up to 12V 8mm shaft light - < 180 grams Cheap (ish)
    3 replies | 82 view(s)
  • ACEGUY's Avatar
    12th October 2017, 21:41
    ACEGUY replied to a thread Coyote style clamper in Heavyweights
    Hi Jamie, I saw your message, I was wondering got any recommendations for actuators?
    6 replies | 301 view(s)
  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    12th October 2017, 18:08
    If I was to go back and do things again, I'd look at either pneumatics or geared motors and chain/sprocket transmissions. Linear actuators are nice and compact and can be relatively cheap. However,...
    6 replies | 301 view(s)
  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    12th October 2017, 17:35
    RogueTwoRobots replied to a thread ebay links in For Sale
    "This was designed and used to inspect the torpedo tubes on the mod submarines. Though I have no evidence of this the motors have a radius on each side underneath to suggest it was designed to do...
    372 replies | 57916 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    12th October 2017, 16:39
    team death replied to a thread ebay links in For Sale
    I'm guessing its a drain inspection camera and its hard to judge the size from the picture but I guesstimate its 30-40 cm wide x70-80 cm long. Its too far for me to view it but its still available...
    372 replies | 57916 view(s)
  • Anttazz's Avatar
    12th October 2017, 15:53
    I'm currently looking into it, I have had quite a few requests.
    16 replies | 2538 view(s)
  • Anttazz's Avatar
    12th October 2017, 15:53
    Anttazz replied to a thread ebay links in For Sale
    Mech Jamie?? :P
    372 replies | 57916 view(s)
  • Anttazz's Avatar
    12th October 2017, 15:51
    Anttazz replied to a thread Coyote style clamper in Heavyweights
    We didn't use a seperate link on Coyote, all all runs from the same one. The only reason you would need one is if you were using 2 different voltages for the weapon and drive, or you could put one in...
    6 replies | 301 view(s)
  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    12th October 2017, 15:36
    hydraulics is the best, as they're good at maintaining the amount of pressure given and not losing it, allowing your target to just roll out.
    6 replies | 301 view(s)
  • ACEGUY's Avatar
    12th October 2017, 15:21
    ACEGUY replied to a thread Coyote style clamper in Heavyweights
    Thanks for the reply. I do want to build a clamp bot, I just like the way they look. Is it possible to build something like Kan Opener or Draven but without the hydraulics?
    6 replies | 301 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    12th October 2017, 15:14
    Theo replied to a thread Coyote style clamper in Heavyweights
    I think Jamie's the best to comment on this, but from what I know, most actuators already come with their own motor, or (if you're feeling adventurous) you can do what Rory did and use a brushless...
    6 replies | 301 view(s)
  • Zenith's Avatar
    12th October 2017, 12:55
    It's about time I gave you an update on proceedings... just to proof I haven't been slacking. With the addition of the lifter motor I thought it was time to get to the innards. Three motors...
    81 replies | 16346 view(s)
  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    12th October 2017, 11:16
    TechAUmNu replied to a thread Radio sets in Featherweights
    We have been using one of the Turnigy 9X radios for a while, it has a lot of features and is still quite cheap. ...
    2 replies | 140 view(s)
  • ACEGUY's Avatar
    12th October 2017, 03:23
    I am a big fan of Coyote as well as Donald Hudson's bots from Battlebots, I was wondering what goes into building a clamper like Coyote or Lockjaw? I am aware of needing linear actuators but, what...
    6 replies | 301 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    12th October 2017, 01:19
    The Honey Badger is now utterly disassembled as the Nylon 6 HS crossmembers have arrived for the 2.1 refit. I've found a massive chunk missing/pressed out in the base plate which won't have helped...
    109 replies | 10811 view(s)
  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    12th October 2017, 00:23
    typhoon_driver replied to a thread Radio sets in Featherweights
    The sets from frsky are good. Probably a little more than you were wanting to spend but I just recently picked up a couple taranis x9d and they are very capable in terms of what you can program them...
    2 replies | 140 view(s)
  • Andy1979's Avatar
    11th October 2017, 21:24
    Andy1979 replied to a thread ebay links in For Sale
    Iisting removed but is it this one ...
    372 replies | 57916 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    11th October 2017, 19:41
    team death replied to a thread ebay links in For Sale
    Another Item caught my eye on Ebay, a ready made tracked chassis for a heavyweight for £200 its got to be a bargain....
    372 replies | 57916 view(s)
  • Spikygoat's Avatar
    11th October 2017, 19:26
    Pleased I managed to get mine made. Looking forward to it arriving and trying it out. Might be back for a standard at some point.
    12 replies | 6942 view(s)
  • Bodge Job's Avatar
    11th October 2017, 18:12
    Bodge Job started a thread Radio sets in Featherweights
    I'm looking for a new radio set with more features like inbuilt mixing, changing limits etc, but can't really afford a spectrum set. So was wondering what cheaper alternatives there are? Heard...
    2 replies | 140 view(s)
  • lowndsy's Avatar
    11th October 2017, 15:20
    Yeah, it is more the parts I have to hand which are dictating dual motors but if I get it right then it should be pretty beasty. I want the weapon to be oversized for the class after my weaponless...
    2 replies | 149 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    11th October 2017, 14:57
    You can't really run 2 brushless motors of one brushless speed controller if it not a duel system. Also running duel weapon motors for weapons leads to problems and extra complexity and 1 single...
    2 replies | 149 view(s)
  • lowndsy's Avatar
    11th October 2017, 12:46
    I have some electric skateboard parts floating around so I was looking at practicing spinners with a Beetleweight. I have a design for a dual motor drum spinner running off one ESC and battery...
    2 replies | 149 view(s)
  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    11th October 2017, 12:07
    TechAUmNu replied to a thread dimensions in Heavyweights
    Triforce is 860mm dia tip-tip and 720mm dia chassis about 150mm tall.
    5 replies | 306 view(s)
  • Scottie's Avatar
    11th October 2017, 08:46
    Thanks for the response! That sound pretty reasonable, I would likely use gearboxes for those 25mm brushed motors. This would require that I either turn down the NTM motor shaft or widen cog hole...
    2 replies | 194 view(s)
  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    10th October 2017, 21:47
    RogueTwoRobots replied to a thread dimensions in Heavyweights
    Coyote is 1.4m long with chainsaw (~1m without), about 800mm wide and 250mm tall.
    5 replies | 306 view(s)
  • tweedermeister's Avatar
    10th October 2017, 17:46
    tweedermeister replied to a thread dimensions in Heavyweights
    To give an idea for a 4wd rammer, Vanquish is 900 long, 700 wide and 160 tall. It's relatively compact on the inside but that's down to it being 4wd with each wheel independently driven:
    5 replies | 306 view(s)
  • tweedermeister's Avatar
    10th October 2017, 17:35
    I've used the SK3's in all my brushless setups and they've been perfectly fine in my experience with them. The biggest reason in using the SK3's over the ntm's is availability of a cheap gearbox to...
    2 replies | 194 view(s)
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