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  • maddox10's Avatar
    Today, 05:06
    The only reasons I can imagine why the nylon bushing would case "tightness" are the 2% moisture retainment and swelling it can cause or disalignment. In the worst case, send it back, and I'll...
    17 replies | 771 view(s)
  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    Today, 00:36
    Managed to figure out a problem that was driving me crazy. As it was only outputting high side pwm. Until I found a little option that was in the GUI... fml. Made a new version of bldc tool with...
    94 replies | 9424 view(s)
  • shaneteamtilly's Avatar
    Today, 00:03
    Hi Yes there will be Fw's which will have either 1 or 2 fights per show depending on if the show is over running or not.
    2 replies | 438 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:50
    With it coming up to this event, will there be any Featherweight matches in this one or is this exclusively a Heavyweight event?
    2 replies | 438 view(s)
  • JeremyCuss's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:43
    Quite so, Mario. There is no criticism from me of your work. I need to replace the O ring because it is old and does not allow the ram to be pressurised. I may look at other designs of O ring,...
    17 replies | 771 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:33
    And here we are. Built over 79 days from the 3rd of July till today in evenings/weekends, The Honey Badger is now rebuilt in its 2.0 form. Sure, it doesn't have a active weapon yet and there is still...
    92 replies | 7870 view(s)
  • Zenith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:41
    Yeeeess we're back! Amidst all of this chaos I almost forgot to keep you update on what is what. Because well, apart from me being a nerd and caving in to the Facebook team page malarkey the build...
    79 replies | 13951 view(s)
  • Henry Nourse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:14
    Hi all. We've recently been nearing completion of our first *hopefully* working featherweight (it's best not to ask about the last machine) but are having a lot of issues with mixing. We're using a...
    0 replies | 23 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:36
    That ram was made back in 2004.... I can imagine the oring on the piston not being all that happy with 13 years of idleness. Does the rod/piston move smoothly?
    17 replies | 771 view(s)
  • JeremyCuss's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:52
    I'm trying to seal full CO2 pressure - maybe 60barg. I'm interested in the reciprocating O ring glands that you mention. They sound like the sort of O rings used in my old 16 barg Norgren pneumatic...
    17 replies | 771 view(s)
  • emisnug's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:30
    That's a shame. O ring sealing is never fun, and rarely right on the first or second try. What pressure are you trying to seal? I'm alright with reciprocating O Ring glands
    17 replies | 771 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:28
    1) There is a couple of methods, a popular one to use something akin to thisjust slid in the gearbox and bolt down the holding block. simple but effective. (also add a block to hold the motor stable...
    72 replies | 8501 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    19th September 2017, 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...
    72 replies | 8501 view(s)
  • shakesc's Avatar
    19th September 2017, 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 | 27153 view(s)
  • Outlaw's Avatar
    19th September 2017, 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...
    72 replies | 8501 view(s)
  • JeremyCuss's Avatar
    19th September 2017, 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...
    17 replies | 771 view(s)
  • craig_colliass's Avatar
    19th September 2017, 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 | 35 view(s)
  • emisnug's Avatar
    19th September 2017, 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
    17 replies | 771 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    19th September 2017, 04:36
    maddox10 replied to a thread Keyed shaft in General Chat
    Or me.
    6 replies | 279 view(s)
  • kodster's Avatar
    19th September 2017, 04:14
    Just a note, this will now be primarily hosted on the Advanced Robot Combat forums due to personal reasons. http://s10.zetaboards.com/Drowning_City_Forums/topic/9034201/1/ If you're a newcomer,...
    2 replies | 97 view(s)
  • Badnik96's Avatar
    19th September 2017, 02:19
    entering: -WhipCoil -TBD -TBD -TBD pics and stats coming soon (tm)
    2 replies | 97 view(s)
  • kodster's Avatar
    19th September 2017, 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 | 97 view(s)
  • kodster's Avatar
    19th September 2017, 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 | 11179 view(s)
  • kodster's Avatar
    19th September 2017, 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 | 11179 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    19th September 2017, 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...
    92 replies | 7870 view(s)
  • Poysernator's Avatar
    18th September 2017, 22:09
    Poysernator replied to a thread Keyed shaft in General Chat
    Pm me ;)
    6 replies | 279 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 | 957 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 | 11179 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 | 957 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 | 11179 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 | 550 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 | 550 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 | 11179 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 | 646 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 | 208 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 | 269 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 | 269 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...
    72 replies | 8501 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 | 8453 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 | 208 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...
    72 replies | 8501 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 | 957 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 | 208 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 | 208 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 | 208 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 | 957 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 | 269 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 | 269 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 | 269 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 | 269 view(s)
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