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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:03
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    To address your questions directly: 1) I can't really answer this one, I don't use drill motors per se (I use a pair of Gimson motors with matching hubs). I might suggest either some threadlock...
    71 replies | 8397 view(s)
  • shakesc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:31
    Many things have got in the way of getting the bot this far Finally took it for a test drive tonight. Not quite finished yet. On temporary wheels and tyres which are rock hard. Strange though,...
    116 replies | 27072 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:45
    Outlaw replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    Thanks Michael, but now I got more issues... always something with this damn robot, haha... Got three that immediately spring into the fray and are the most important, especially as 5 minutes ago...
    71 replies | 8397 view(s)
  • JeremyCuss's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:38
    No, the ram didn't get certified. The valves were pressure tested successfully up to 90 bar, but the ram leaked very badly around the seal. I am planning to replace the seal, but I haven't done so...
    12 replies | 662 view(s)
  • craig_colliass's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:53
    craig_colliass started a thread Dx6i in Wanted
    as above I'm looking for a good second hand DX6i spectrum PM me please
    0 replies | 17 view(s)
  • emisnug's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:12
    Hi Jeremy, did your ram get certified in the end? Trev mentioned Robot Wars parts but I didn't catch him before he went off again
    12 replies | 662 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:36
    maddox10 replied to a thread Keyed shaft in General Chat
    Or me.
    6 replies | 236 view(s)
  • kodster's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:14
    Erm... ---- "Dear Hooray For Lexan, Thank you for registering at the Fighting Robots Association. Once you have verified your email address you will need to purchase a subscription to...
    2 replies | 73 view(s)
  • Badnik96's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:19
    entering: -WhipCoil -TBD -TBD -TBD pics and stats coming soon (tm)
    2 replies | 73 view(s)
  • kodster's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:11
    Say what? That's right. #6 is here, after #5 went down the drain like #3 did before it. And rest assured, #6 will not be a hypo, as I seem to have regained by writing abilities, AND my interest in...
    2 replies | 73 view(s)
  • kodster's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:41
    (cont'd) CRASH!!! Fear! Fire! Foes! Awake! If Revolver Ocelot could speak, there'd be a jumble of nonsense words running through its circuitry right now as the inverted rear wedge is severely...
    93 replies | 11139 view(s)
  • kodster's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:40
    Thanks for sticking through to the end, gents. :proud: Quite a change from when I was hypo'ing tournaments repeatedly, eh? :P Also, I seem to remember that the final would be 2 fights of 3 bots...
    93 replies | 11139 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:26
    Side weapons are now in! Not having the right tools to hand meant this was a absolute faff to do but they are drilled out and the chisels in. They need attaching to the crossmember and swarfe...
    91 replies | 7773 view(s)
  • Poysernator's Avatar
    18th September 2017, 22:09
    Poysernator replied to a thread Keyed shaft in General Chat
    Pm me ;)
    6 replies | 236 view(s)
  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    18th September 2017, 21:17
    I still have to model the top of them properly, there will be 12mm shafts on the top coming out the hole that you can see, with bearings to support the pulleys. The hardox plate that is on top of the...
    25 replies | 904 view(s)
  • steven_mcg's Avatar
    18th September 2017, 20:47
    ...jackpot. :) No sense in playing fancy at this late stage. I'm going passive and ramming Ocelot into any wall, hazard or House Robot that crosses my path. I'm not fussed which; anything that...
    93 replies | 11139 view(s)
  • mark_m's Avatar
    18th September 2017, 19:01
    Great looking CAD! Will the weapon drive pulleys be supported by the top armour or another structure? If not, I fear you may have the same issue we had on Deadlock - the motor mounts will flex due...
    25 replies | 904 view(s)
  • NWOWWE's Avatar
    18th September 2017, 14:30
    And then there were two! Let's get some Finals tactics going here! -Now that there's just two of us, I can give Wedge Devo my full and undivided attention. A good strike on that front wedge...
    93 replies | 11139 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    18th September 2017, 09:27
    Last time I epoxy'd magnets I did make up a batch of epoxy, dabbed it in between the magnets and had the motor spin around in the lathe untiel the glue was hardened.
    7 replies | 527 view(s)
  • emisnug's Avatar
    18th September 2017, 07:42
    If they're held on with threads, throw some red loctite on there. Loctite-Threadlocker-Red-271.htm You might need a series of strong people (and a blowtorch) to get it off again though.
    7 replies | 527 view(s)
  • kodster's Avatar
    18th September 2017, 04:34
    3 bots left, time to reduce the number to two! Roboteers, stand by... House robots: Rorschach, King Leer 3... 2... 1... ACTIVATE!!!
    93 replies | 11139 view(s)
  • Leongordon234's Avatar
    18th September 2017, 03:28
    Leongordon234 replied to a thread Parts clearout in For Sale
    Ignore this reply
    3 replies | 622 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    17th September 2017, 21:17
    maddox10 replied to a thread Iskra motors in Heavyweights
    In any case, the Iskra's are European made (Slovakia) and that is reflected in build quality and pricetag.
    6 replies | 184 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    17th September 2017, 21:15
    maddox10 replied to a thread Ragebridge Question in Heavyweights
    Have a look at Ewans webshop, and ask his advice. https://gimsonrobotics.co.uk/
    8 replies | 240 view(s)
  • ACEGUY's Avatar
    17th September 2017, 20:47
    ACEGUY replied to a thread Ragebridge Question in Heavyweights
    Any recommendations for heavy duty linear actuators? I've always been a fan of Donald Hudson's Diesector and his more recent bot Lockjaw, would a jaw like weapon be something a beginner could do?
    8 replies | 240 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th September 2017, 20:35
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    I would think it was OK, it is what I've done with my LiFePO4 batteries (though I am open to being wrong here if that isn't a thing to do). I've screwed down the battery box to the chassis board and...
    71 replies | 8397 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    17th September 2017, 20:14
    The favoured day of the week (Sunday) for Robot building went reasonably well -you never seem to get all you want to do done but progress was made never the less. Adam and I were joined by Adams...
    50 replies | 8407 view(s)
  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    17th September 2017, 19:32
    typhoon_driver replied to a thread Iskra motors in Heavyweights
    The 800w iskras (24v) only weigh 2.5kg and were the motors used in typhoon 2. Nice sealed motors. Only issue being a new one starts at around £200 these days.
    6 replies | 184 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    17th September 2017, 16:17
    Outlaw replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    Well... I think that I should honestly get started on the batteries. Only problem is I don't think I have a charging lead that can connect to EC5 (yes, turns out I have EC5s, not EC3s, I'm bloody...
    71 replies | 8397 view(s)
  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    17th September 2017, 10:46
    The COG is pretty much in the middle at the moment so there will be skid plates on both sides to stop the teeth hitting the floor. Those bolts are from the shock mounts, they are going to be cut so...
    25 replies | 904 view(s)
  • T00TY_FRU1TY's Avatar
    17th September 2017, 10:07
    T00TY_FRU1TY replied to a thread Iskra motors in Heavyweights
    I see I might my1020 all the way due to price cheap Bosch 750 clone and yes weight saving. Has anyone had any experience with brush less maf2000 brush less? That with the mangles controller? How is...
    6 replies | 184 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    17th September 2017, 09:55
    maddox10 replied to a thread Iskra motors in Heavyweights
    In Bullfrog the Iskra 24V 1.2Kw motors @10S were bulletproof combined with the Robot Power Sidewinder. Never had any problems with those. One disadvantage tough, they are heavy compared to...
    6 replies | 184 view(s)
  • T00TY_FRU1TY's Avatar
    17th September 2017, 09:42
    T00TY_FRU1TY replied to a thread Iskra motors in Heavyweights
    Thanks they look bullet proof. Any info on them from users? Recommended?
    6 replies | 184 view(s)
  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    17th September 2017, 08:48
    Very nice. Is the internal weight going to be biased to one side or are there going to be skid plates/ball castors fitted? Looking at it now, it looks like when you accelerate or decelerate, the...
    25 replies | 904 view(s)
  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    17th September 2017, 08:44
    Panic Attack style lifting forks would be really simple. A plate of metal, a hinge point (bolt through a hole) and a couple of heavy duty linear actuators.
    8 replies | 240 view(s)
  • ACEGUY's Avatar
    17th September 2017, 02:58
    ACEGUY replied to a thread Ragebridge Question in Heavyweights
    Yeah, I definitely want to avoid any spinning weapons. I have looked at the riobotz and other bot building books and looked online resources, and have an idea how pneumatics work.
    8 replies | 240 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    17th September 2017, 01:05
    maddox10 replied to a thread Ragebridge Question in Heavyweights
    It depends on your knowledge and/or acces to machining time. But for a beginner, an electric lifter is easy enough. If you're aquinted to industrial pneumatics, a low pressure lifter or even...
    8 replies | 240 view(s)
  • ACEGUY's Avatar
    17th September 2017, 00:33
    ACEGUY replied to a thread Ragebridge Question in Heavyweights
    I do have another question and I'll just post it here but, what is a good active weapon for someone who has never built a bot with an active weapon? I've built a couple wedge bots and that's about...
    8 replies | 240 view(s)
  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    16th September 2017, 22:52
    Some more progress tonight. Added some shock mounts for the weapon drive block and made a top panel. Added the weapon drive shaft and way the pulleys are mounted.
    25 replies | 904 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th September 2017, 20:58
    The batteries and some of the wiring loom is now in a dedicated box (made from a old lunch box we had laying around) screwed down in the robot that I've put some material in help absorb some of the...
    91 replies | 7773 view(s)
  • sean retro's Avatar
    16th September 2017, 20:20
    You could try Robot Shop they got some wheels there and If I remember right their P&P price is ok.
    22 replies | 3439 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    16th September 2017, 18:50
    Does anyone know where I can get some decent wheels from? 80-100mm preferably. I don't have access to a press or any such equipment, so i think the hub nut/melted wheel method is out of the question....
    22 replies | 3439 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    16th September 2017, 18:22
    maddox10 replied to a thread Iskra motors in Heavyweights
    Any decent hydraulics suppier can help you there. Iskra's are most used on hydraulic pump groups for lorry-tail gates and such.
    6 replies | 184 view(s)
  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    16th September 2017, 18:19
    Thanks! So was I :cry: Plan is to limit the current to the motors so they can't produce enough torque to make it slip. Something like 300A each. We are controlling the motors with our own vescs...
    25 replies | 904 view(s)
  • craig_colliass's Avatar
    16th September 2017, 17:56
    What is considered the best UBEC it's just to run the radio in my robot but I am looking for a good reliable one thanks
    408 replies | 102261 view(s)
  • T00TY_FRU1TY's Avatar
    16th September 2017, 16:12
    T00TY_FRU1TY started a thread Iskra motors in Heavyweights
    Hi guys Can anyone help with a supplier for iskra drive motors? I can seem only source starter motors :( Thanks.
    6 replies | 184 view(s)
  • Mouldy's Avatar
    16th September 2017, 15:44
    Looks great! Was looking forward to seeing the original version run. Don't rely on the clutch slipping during spin-up if you can help it... all the time its slipping its heating up (a lot)... that...
    25 replies | 904 view(s)
  • ACEGUY's Avatar
    16th September 2017, 14:05
    ACEGUY replied to a thread Ragebridge Question in Heavyweights
    Thanks for the reply
    8 replies | 240 view(s)
  • Lbitten's Avatar
    16th September 2017, 13:10
    Lbitten replied to a thread Parts clearout in For Sale
    Did you ever receive my PM?
    3 replies | 622 view(s)
  • overkill's Avatar
    16th September 2017, 05:03
    overkill replied to a thread Keyed shaft in General Chat
    Another source:...
    6 replies | 236 view(s)
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