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  • Retroman's Avatar
    Today, 22:29
    Retroman replied to a thread First Robot in Beetleweights
    I too have a flysky fsi6, and it work ell with my other toys, I can recommend it as a starter, it even allows you t set your ow failsafe states of required. But then I'm the guy who built a...
    14 replies | 501 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    Today, 21:54
    Outlaw replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    Well, due to my own incompetence in verbal communication, I won't be making it Saturday... BUT Sunday is a definite shout... if John allows me to join in on that day haha.... All that needs to be...
    183 replies | 26070 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    Today, 21:52
    Thank you, I'm overly proud, mostly amazed it works... Yep, it's the v3, I figured the extra voltage would affect the duty cycle, although I didn't appreciate by how much, I'm getting around 3...
    11 replies | 597 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 21:41
    I approve very much, well done! Am I right in thinking you are using a NanoTwo V3? The V3 delivers the full battery voltage to the servo rather than limit it to 5V so if the servo you have is a...
    11 replies | 597 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    Today, 21:25
    As promised, here is a video from the initial testing. https://youtu.be/5jydaKgxdBg Let me know what everyone thinks, but be gentle, it's my first one afterall...
    11 replies | 597 view(s)
  • robotic_ants's Avatar
    Today, 21:05
    robotic_ants replied to a thread Mr RAnts Clear Out in For Sale
    EV Warrior motors listed on eBay to clear : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202294060668
    17 replies | 5930 view(s)
  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    Today, 19:22
    TechAUmNu started a thread Anyone in Zurich? in Socials
    Currently in Zurich for the next few days.
    0 replies | 17 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    Today, 18:59
    Retroman started a thread Servo movement in Antweights
    Hey guys, whats the usual arc of movement on the 9g servos? The ant is finished and all seems to be working (vid will be uploaded into build thread later) but the range of movement is pretty pitiful,...
    0 replies | 13 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 12:40
    I would have thought so but one of the resistors have exploded (I might have plugged in the 6S set into that one without disconnecting the LED). I have got some higher voltage LEDs on order but they...
    220 replies | 30602 view(s)
  • Al_'s Avatar
    Today, 12:36
    More than likely be fine in series then, but bear in mind that if one fails short, it will probably take the other one with it.
    220 replies | 30602 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 12:25
    I have a pair of 14v LEDs (they already have a resistor in them). Just tried putting the batterties on charge, a 3S LiFe battery is reading < 5 volts! The other 3S set is not far behind but the...
    220 replies | 30602 view(s)
  • Al_'s Avatar
    Today, 12:09
    I'll have a box of resistors at Manchester if you need any. What voltage LEDs do you have?
    220 replies | 30602 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 10:36
    I don't have any resistors at the moment and can't leave the house to go get some. Putting the second LED in series, I thought, would half the voltage over the two lights.
    220 replies | 30602 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    Today, 10:21
    If you have a single LED, put in a resistor. Use a 1k resistor or value around that (900 ohm to 1.2k will be fine)
    220 replies | 30602 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 09:56
    Pretty much ready for Manchester now except for some LEDs that were supposed to have been delivered yesterday but haven't. I do have another LED which if put in series with the other LED, should...
    220 replies | 30602 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:29
    Well... that was a very long lunch break ahem.... So update. I managed to machine my new main spar rib for the chassis, however it turns out I didn’t increase the length by 5mm to allow my...
    51 replies | 7698 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:28
    Hopefully you all kill each other =P
    26 replies | 4896 view(s)
  • MicroGravity100's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:18
    Three ;) #threevertsoftheapocalypse
    26 replies | 4896 view(s)
  • 5upercrab's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:28
    So I've been doing a bit more design work on this, taking on board Maddox10's advice about the shaft diameter. I have upped it to 20mm now, which hopefully will be ok (given I am running less than...
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:01
    god damnit two nasty Vert spinners :uhoh:
    26 replies | 4896 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:59
    Ooooooooooooohhhhhhh, looking forwards to seeing this! See you there!
    26 replies | 4896 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:46
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    I have some offcuts of Aluminium treadplate that should suffice. I can adapt it on the day.
    183 replies | 26070 view(s)
  • MicroGravity100's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:46
    Now I'm done with Uni for a while I spent today fixing Shrapnel up ready for Manchester, got the rear shafts repaired and fitting the spare disc so it has a nice fresh tooth. See you all there ;)
    26 replies | 4896 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:27
    Outlaw replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    Right half of the robot all bolted up, just need to do the left half, then vacuum it all out from the top, remount it all, solder the lights and motor, reattach the weapon and then a test drive. I...
    183 replies | 26070 view(s)
  • E1Allen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:13
    Looking good!
    165 replies | 29121 view(s)
  • Retroman's Avatar
    18th April 2018, 22:13
    Retroman replied to a thread Devo: 7 vs 7e in General Chat
    Thread Revival time!!! Stumped for a Devo 7e, its a very nice unit, but... Does anyone have any experience with flashing deviation to these from windows 10? I cant seem to get the software to...
    8 replies | 674 view(s)
  • sean retro's Avatar
    18th April 2018, 21:49
    sean retro replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    After 3 days of work on BOB it's nearly done. All it needs now is redo the support frame a bit, put some fittings on the lid, put the rest of it in, weight it and that should be it. If I can get it...
    49 replies | 4906 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    18th April 2018, 21:42
    I put one of these in my Beetleweight - looks cool too! FYI - I wired it at the first opportunity after the kill-link, before any other connection. It connects on the first power connector the...
    10 replies | 426 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    18th April 2018, 11:50
    Bang on, I dont have a engineering background either but have always had a health interest. I would look into using some bronze bushings at the very lease as it would help reduce friction prevent...
    8 replies | 219 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    18th April 2018, 11:37
    I am learning stuff every day! I love this hobby. So a 'dead shaft' would mean the shaft is fixed (not rotating) the sprocket is fixed to the wheel so when the sprocket turns the wheel does too. ...
    8 replies | 219 view(s)
  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    18th April 2018, 11:21
    That's a neat little thing. I've just picked one up, although it gets shipped from the Hong Kong depot so takes a while to arrive :( I wonder if itd' be possible to modify the Cytron to cut power...
    135 replies | 26523 view(s)
  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    18th April 2018, 11:19
    For Team Deaths new machine, the active light is on a seperate source of power (for sake of not having a multitude of resistors) - but it goes through the same link as every other component in the...
    10 replies | 426 view(s)
  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    18th April 2018, 10:10
    When the LED rule was first brought in there was a 1000 reply thread on the topic (I'm not lying, it's probably still there). Keep it simple, link goes into robot, light comes on, link comes out,...
    10 replies | 426 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    18th April 2018, 10:09
    any reason why you can't use a dead shaft ? that way you can attach the sprockets directly to the wheels? Or if you want a live shaft why not a plate which is attached to the shaft and bolt the...
    8 replies | 219 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    18th April 2018, 10:01
    I am currently thinking about a chain drive, if I can fit a larger sprocket on the motor's drive shaft, I can get a 4 or 5:1 ratio. http://www.gearsandsprockets.co.uk seem to have lots of options....
    8 replies | 219 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    18th April 2018, 08:18
    ah so you got the 250w ones, have you designed a gear reduction for it ?
    8 replies | 219 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    18th April 2018, 07:44
    I know they're heavy I hope I can get it to work. Saw a pair for£30 and couldn't resist! But I have some drill motors handy too if needed. Rough calculations: Drives x2 = 4kg (I think the ones...
    8 replies | 219 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    18th April 2018, 07:02
    You know that those motors what about 2.5kg each right ? drill motors are the norm for drive motors or a brushless system. Not saying a scooter drive system is not impossible but that the only robot...
    8 replies | 219 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 22:56
    HDPE isn't particularly heavy in of itself. The Honey Badger 2.2 uses 10mm HDPE which, all told, probably adds up to only 1kg, maybe less. If you want it green though, why not look at RG1000, which...
    8 replies | 219 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 22:39
    Next project in the pipeline a featherweight. Early stages of design - but rough concept as follows: MY1016 drive motors for plenty of grunt 1/2" thick HDPE wedge body with perhaps an...
    8 replies | 219 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 18:08
    Most ESCs these days have a LiPo function that automatically cut power when the voltage level is too low. The Cytron definitely has the facility to detect undervoltage (< 3.0v per cell)...
    135 replies | 26523 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 17:11
    A few problems here to iron out :cry: What looks like bad driving was due to the transmitter not been calibrated on the trim for one-when I pressed forward it was wanting to go left or right....
    135 replies | 26523 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 16:34
    I would certainly not say anything is safe or not, as I am not a chemist. You can see here some info https://www.directplastics.co.uk/about_plastics/post/whats-in-those-fumes and make your own...
    15 replies | 769 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 15:48
    I would not use a over your planning you cook food in as you don't no what chemicals could be released from heating
    15 replies | 769 view(s)
  • dirk_kasten's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 12:52
    Many roboteers in Germany (and our dutch / belgian friends) use this esc(s): http://www.ib-fink.de/ the software is also in english.
    3 replies | 208 view(s)
  • Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    17th April 2018, 06:51
    I had a little Google search and saw a few entries where people are talking about making replacement windshields for old race cars and bikes. They heat the material in an oven, lay it over a mould...
    15 replies | 769 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 22:35
    If it is for the arena, someone has made one using 2 sheets of 2mm ply carbonate that's easier to bend into a curve and bolt together as a curve think this is the postm, but images are down,...
    15 replies | 769 view(s)
  • Silent Night's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 22:12
    Currently selling two RageBridge 2 brushed ESCs, same type that are used in robots like Bombshell, Red Devil and Vulture. Bought these for a project a while ago, but found out they wouldn't be...
    0 replies | 149 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 20:18
    So a little change, I've gone back to the CIM motors I was originally planning to use for this and there'll be a little bit of adjustment in the sizes. I'll be releasing a drawing of what it...
    30 replies | 2724 view(s)
  • Redirect Left's Avatar
    16th April 2018, 18:58
    So i've tried talking to manufacturers about getting polycarb curved before being shipped out, turns out that increases the price by several factors. Might have to scrap that idea altogether. ...
    15 replies | 769 view(s)
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