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  • Al_'s Avatar
    Today, 09:02
    If you can re-assemble the drill into a working state, I have manage to remove tricky LH screws by holding the T25 bit in the screw and powering on the drill in the other direction to undo it. Make...
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  • maddox10's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:50
    Shut up and take my money. :) PM send
    141 replies | 20854 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:36
    T25 iscorrect fitting. Well I tried squirting some WD40 in the end and leaving it to soak, overnight. Nothing... I tried heating it up with a blast from my Dremmel heat gun. No luck. - Not...
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  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:04
    The A200S is now open for pre-orders, I will be putting in the order to manufacture the first batch in about two weeks. Price for this first batch is £400 per unit. After it will be £450 per...
    141 replies | 20854 view(s)
  • katch's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:05
    katch replied to a thread New Heavy in Heavyweights
    Figured out my esc can be mixed on its board so tank steering by 2 stalks separately now works on dx6i . Having been playing this weekend sort of finding time to figure stuff out. 36v the bot...
    20 replies | 4924 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:13
    So now i have signed up for Portsmouth and Cheltenham, i need to make some progress. - Brief update as i cant really type for a long time! I have been grinding the Hardox and welding, machining...
    36 replies | 5458 view(s)
  • Lbitten's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:04
    Looking to see if anyone has a hydraulic platform trolley they wouldn't mind parting with
    0 replies | 27 view(s)
  • PanoramicHarry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:56
    Just to give a better idea, here's photo's showing the rear of the lifter and the motor sprocket. Tried various places but can find anything that'll seem to fit well.
    3 replies | 208 view(s)
  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:28
    Some images to followup Colin's post yesterday evening, and even a gif this week! Firstly, the lathe - Colin has spent a lot of time at the wheel of this over the past week, turning the poles for...
    110 replies | 21527 view(s)
  • Byron's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:48
    Byron replied to a thread Clusterbot components in Heavyweights
    Thanks a lot for the advice guys - it's clear that it wouldn't be worth the time, effort or money to build the clusterbots especially as a first proper build. We are now choosing parts for and...
    3 replies | 295 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:37
    i see not the eclip. You could use a lighter to heat up the pully to break the glue - it will break down with heat. then, with some needle nose pliers, place the pliers under the pulley and around...
    52 replies | 8758 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06
    Yeah that would work for me mate! I’ll be there! Nice one! Bad Wolf
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  • adamclark's Avatar
    18th February 2018, 23:56
    adamclark replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    try this, pinion gear removal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pmiOchcTSc&t=4s
    149 replies | 20476 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    18th February 2018, 20:38
    This week we worked on the sprockets to increase the ratio for the drive from 4 to 1 to 8 to 1 overall. I had been working on the problem in my mind all week and with a couple of failed practical...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    18th February 2018, 19:44
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    I would only do this if there was something supporting the motor, you don't want the screwdrivers flying off and doing you any harm. I would look for a ball joint puller - normally for windscreen...
    149 replies | 20476 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    18th February 2018, 14:27
    Outlaw replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    So I saw some advice on the internet and I'm not sure how well it works... basically, you take two flathead screwdrivers, put them either side of the underneath of the pulley and slowly press down on...
    149 replies | 20476 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 23:17
    Deathly Hallows replied to a thread Mount for MFA 940D in Wanted
    Thanks I followed your link. That lead to another and then a data sheet. The data sheet showed a mount called 727/1 then I found this on RS site which says it is for RE385's but then quotes 940D...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 20:17
    There is a Starbucks just off Junction 5 of the M53 which we can do a pre-meet at. I can be there at 3.30pm, noting that I would need to shoot off at 4.30pm to get to the cafe to get the place setup...
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  • Outlaw's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 20:14
    Outlaw replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    I do, I plan on using it as the piece to hold the rotating HDPE piece to move the rest of the linkages.
    149 replies | 20476 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 20:09
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Mount for MFA 940D in Wanted
    I couldn't find an exact match but TechnobotsOnline do seem to sell MFA motor mounts (https://www.technobotsonline.com/motor-and-gearmotor-brackets.html). You may find adapting one of these is the...
    2 replies | 84 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 20:04
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    Are you planning to use the pulley itself? If not, I'd cut a slot into it down to the motor shaft with a Dremel or similar and then slide it off.
    149 replies | 20476 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 19:20
    Outlaw replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    So thanks to you guys, I figured out how to get the circlip off, or e-ring, or whatever it's called haha. But I'm still stumped on how to remove the pulley itself off? Would a pulley remover be a...
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  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 18:50
    Does anyone know where I can pickup a mount for an MFA 940D which I picked up from Maplin ? Thought it came with a mount but apparently not. MFA website doesn't list it. The gear box has a diameter...
    2 replies | 84 view(s)
  • Shakey's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 15:56
    FeatherTwos are now available on the store!
    1 replies | 325 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 12:58
    Unfortunately, I don't have access to a blowtorch, so that method's out of the question. I mean, if I can't get it off, I'll just do the grip technique like I did with the mounts for the motor and...
    52 replies | 8758 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    17th February 2018, 10:17
    not sure how effective the would be but if you have a blow torch try heating it up, if there is any glue it will break that and if you do it right expand the pulley, just be careful not to burn...
    52 replies | 8758 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    16th February 2018, 23:45
    No no, I can remove the e-clip without any problem, it's taking the pulley sprocket off the axle itself, but it refuses to budge.
    52 replies | 8758 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    16th February 2018, 23:17
    i just tried to make a video to post on getting this off, but just get a small flat head screw driver and place it in the gap of the 'e-clip' and twist it. that will remove it, then just pry up the...
    52 replies | 8758 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    16th February 2018, 22:54
    So, after that rather unfortunate hiccup with the weapon motor burnt out, I have the new scooter motor for the axe, and I've been modifying the inner spines of the robot once more, as shown in this...
    52 replies | 8758 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    16th February 2018, 22:37
    Yeah that sounds good to me, yeah the A55 is the bane of my life haha! cheers Ocracoka! Bad Wolf
    24 replies | 1530 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th February 2018, 21:37
    Sounds about right, I can make St.Asaph in about 55 minutes if it is all clear, which it usually isn't on the A55. Give me a day or so to work out where we can meet beforehand. It'll very likely...
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  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    16th February 2018, 21:08
    I am pretty sure you are right. I found a T30 and that's too big. Ordered a set anyway.
    7 replies | 356 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    16th February 2018, 18:22
    I start DJing at 8 in Bangor, but I get there 7:45 to set up etc. If I left at 6 ish I would make it to Bangor easy, I’d be up for meeting somewhere before if possible or do-able? I just put it...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th February 2018, 14:56
    Hmm? The meeting starts at 5pm... so you'd need to leave at 5 to get to work? As for pushing it back, I doubt I'll be able to. The cafe itself shuts to the public at 4pm and they need time to...
    24 replies | 1530 view(s)
  • DIOtoir's Avatar
    16th February 2018, 14:31
    Assuming it's the same screw as the 12v argos drill I used a T25.
    7 replies | 356 view(s)
  • Yer_Dah's Avatar
    16th February 2018, 12:30
    Thanks for that I will change to PLA. I will let you all know over the weekend how I done.
    10 replies | 716 view(s)
  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    16th February 2018, 12:02
    So work has hit a brick wall, I managed to get the back panel/ frame added. Then I realised I didn't have enough threaded inserts so I have one side panel still not fixed on yet. Now I would simply...
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  • maddox10's Avatar
    16th February 2018, 05:39
    With the experience in reprogramming smaller brushless ESC's for brushed applications, I forsee a golden future for the Euan 300A VESC. Some of us like the power of the inefficiënt, but dirt cheap...
    141 replies | 20854 view(s)
  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    15th February 2018, 20:47
    Just sounding this one out but would anyone be up for making the meet slightly earlier? I work Saturday Nights and would have to leave about 6 ish, I still would probably come for that first hour and...
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    15th February 2018, 16:09
    ah, just seen posting same time :) yeah screwdriver in the gap and twist will ping it off. same motor and gear as mine
    149 replies | 20476 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    15th February 2018, 15:19
    IF he got it from THIS ebay link i sent him, then it is a circlip
    149 replies | 20476 view(s)
  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    15th February 2018, 13:11
    I now have a Revolt 160 Short for testing (thanks maddox10) and an Etek on the way to use as a generator. Should be able to do some good testing up to 18s 300A and make sure nothing explodes. Its...
    141 replies | 20854 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    15th February 2018, 13:02
    Post a picture of the motor as this may help in saying how to remove it - cant quite picture the tabs
    149 replies | 20476 view(s)
  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    15th February 2018, 13:01
    TechAUmNu replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    From the ebay link, it has a circlip on the end of the shaft (The little black ring). You just need to push that bit off with a screwdriver or something and the pulley will slide off the D-shaft.
    149 replies | 20476 view(s)
  • Garfie489's Avatar
    15th February 2018, 12:25
    Hey All, i saw alot of people recently needing the M25 tap valves for fire extinguishers, and ive started to see some people at live events using a handle which is then nutted closed. Thus i went...
    0 replies | 114 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    15th February 2018, 11:54
    Outlaw replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    Well this may be a little annoying, ahaha. So I took a proper look at the new motor I got, and I figured I could try and get the timing belt... gear, is it? either way, I thought I could get that...
    149 replies | 20476 view(s)
  • shakesc's Avatar
    15th February 2018, 11:50
    Have a look at Foxic before changing over to brushless gear drive Craig had a chunky gearbox, to a bevel gear then a final chain drive
    3 replies | 208 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    15th February 2018, 11:22
    Get the bed level thats the first important thing. When levelling, adjust the sprung nut/screw so that you cannot pull the paper out from between bed and nozzle, then slowly tighten a bit and try...
    10 replies | 716 view(s)
  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    15th February 2018, 10:50
    Sold pending payment
    1 replies | 329 view(s)
  • Lbitten's Avatar
    15th February 2018, 10:38
    Technobots (gearsandsprockets.co.uk) have a good selection of platewheel sprockets, including duplex ones. For a lifter, I'd consider using a reduction box and having a single stage chain though -...
    3 replies | 208 view(s)
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