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  • sean retro's Avatar
    19th April 2019, 20:55
    sean retro replied to a thread BOB FW Series in Build Diaries
    The next thing to do is change the motor for the linear from brushed to brushless to get more speed out of it. Just need to find the right size for it, 38mm max size. The gear size will depend on the...
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  • willcaddy's Avatar
    18th April 2019, 22:09
    Thanks again for your relies :) Thank you! :) The only reason was because the guide I used originally used brushed drill motors so all my speed controllers now are brushed. I probably...
    9 replies | 297 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    18th April 2019, 21:10
    Great choice!! 350w-500w scooter motors are your best bet, dead cheap and easy to implement. You can get them bare, or with an attached gearbox (I'll be happy to PM you links to cheap ones). I...
    2 replies | 104 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    18th April 2019, 08:41
    Hey there! From a Middleweight perspective, if you wanted to have a brushed motor setup, you could use a pair of 500W (or even 350W I should think) scooter motors and a Cytron SmartDriveDuo 60A as...
    2 replies | 104 view(s)
  • Hogi's Avatar
    18th April 2019, 07:36
    Hi guys. I am making enquiries for a potential future middleweight project. Please could someone let me know what motors, ESCs and batteries are generally being used for this weight class? Thank...
    2 replies | 104 view(s)
  • Danjr1's Avatar
    18th April 2019, 06:32
    https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32904527958.html?trace=wwwdetail2mobilesitedetail&productId=32904527958&productSubject=Rigid-Flange-Coupling-Motor-Guide-Shaft-Coupler-Motor-Connector-3-4-5-6-7-8-10mm ...
    9 replies | 297 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    18th April 2019, 04:46
    Why go for cheap trow away brushed motors? There are enough brushless motors in a 540 or 775 size. Since we changed from brushed to brushless, we have a lot less motorfailures.
    9 replies | 297 view(s)
  • willcaddy's Avatar
    18th April 2019, 01:10
    willcaddy replied to a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    Sorry Just wanted to see if it worked lol Thanks again everyone!
    18 replies | 728 view(s)
  • willcaddy's Avatar
    18th April 2019, 01:08
    willcaddy replied to a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    Never mind...... I'm a massive pleb..... I didn't realise my paid membership had ran out....Now i have it lol Thanks for your help! Hope the bugs in the site are sorted soon :)
    18 replies | 728 view(s)
  • willcaddy's Avatar
    18th April 2019, 00:54
    willcaddy replied to a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    Hmm, it says "Sorry, you are not permitted to have a signature." :( I think i broke something.....
    18 replies | 728 view(s)
  • willcaddy's Avatar
    18th April 2019, 00:53
    Thanks everyone for all your replies 😊 The quoting isn’t working quite right but I have bodged it so it makes sense for now lol The wheel size is 100mm, it’s a trolley wheel with a bike tyre...
    9 replies | 297 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    18th April 2019, 00:23
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    Does this link not take you there? http://www.fightingrobots.co.uk/profile.php?do=editsignature
    18 replies | 728 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    18th April 2019, 00:12
    As I've mentioned before, I've used the 13.7:1 planetary gearboxes with the 18V 775 motors that Gimson sell as a single unit to great effect on 6S though I'd say that was the upper limits of its...
    9 replies | 297 view(s)
  • willcaddy's Avatar
    18th April 2019, 00:06
    willcaddy replied to a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    Thank you both :) I don't seem to have it :( I have "My Profile > Edit Profile, Edit Profile Picture, Edit Avatar, Profile Privacy" and that's it other than the my account stuff. Is there a minimum...
    18 replies | 728 view(s)
  • dotDominic's Avatar
    18th April 2019, 00:05
    dotDominic replied to a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    Or you can just do what Ocracoke said. :lol: ^ Also I absolutely did not just get my lefts and my rights mixed up! :uhoh: Dammit forums now I can't hide my embarrassment because I can't edit! Noooo
    18 replies | 728 view(s)
  • dotDominic's Avatar
    17th April 2019, 23:59
    dotDominic replied to a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    Haha :D It's a bit fiddly right now because the website's problems have knackered it but, PSA I guess for anyone else looking to update their signature: It's in settings (top left tab) > Edit...
    18 replies | 728 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th April 2019, 23:56
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    You can edit your signature by the User CP panel, Settings in the yellow bar > My settings > Edit signature. I've just updated mine.
    18 replies | 728 view(s)
  • willcaddy's Avatar
    17th April 2019, 23:50
    willcaddy replied to a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    Ah yes it is xD How the hell did you do that? lol
    18 replies | 728 view(s)
  • dotDominic's Avatar
    17th April 2019, 23:48
    dotDominic replied to a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    Hm, I just gave it a shot. My signature should be there if it's working properly
    18 replies | 728 view(s)
  • willcaddy's Avatar
    17th April 2019, 23:42
    willcaddy replied to a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    Yea, I can edit some stuff on my profile. Currently trying to work out how to change my signature at the end of each post lol
    18 replies | 728 view(s)
  • dotDominic's Avatar
    17th April 2019, 23:40
    dotDominic replied to a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    hah, well I guess I can do it via typing them out! ^ But nonetheless I really can't update my profile!
    18 replies | 728 view(s)
  • dotDominic's Avatar
    17th April 2019, 23:38
    dotDominic replied to a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    Yes, good shout to email the FRA. I can't even change any details on my profile anymore. Or put goofy emoticons in my posts. :(
    18 replies | 728 view(s)
  • willcaddy's Avatar
    17th April 2019, 23:33
    willcaddy replied to a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    I'm having the same issue too, I tried going on the contact page to let them know but not sure if its gone through as i had an "Invalid Redirect URL: https:..www.google.com/" error so fingers crossed...
    18 replies | 728 view(s)
  • daveimi's Avatar
    17th April 2019, 21:53
    daveimi replied to a thread Heavy questions in Heavyweights
    I can build a wedge, it was just an idea of thought of.
    4 replies | 128 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    17th April 2019, 18:44
    Theo replied to a thread Heavy questions in Heavyweights
    Have a go! Though I'd at least fit it with some wedgelets if you're not wanting to do a full wedge
    4 replies | 128 view(s)
  • daveimi's Avatar
    17th April 2019, 18:36
    daveimi replied to a thread Heavy questions in Heavyweights
    It'd just be built for fun and to have a go at building a cheap heavy.
    4 replies | 128 view(s)
  • Samy's Avatar
    17th April 2019, 09:35
    Update: Linear actuators with fitting esc and top mount now 4 free includet. also free for offers if you want it
    1 replies | 272 view(s)
  • mattsdragons's Avatar
    17th April 2019, 09:32
    Old School brushed power! 1.5hp each, could be good for a cheap spinner set up. Make me an offer :)
    0 replies | 63 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th April 2019, 09:25
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    I've e-mailed the FRA to see if I can get a response.
    18 replies | 728 view(s)
  • Danjr1's Avatar
    17th April 2019, 06:34
    https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32901267897.html?trace=wwwdetail2mobilesitedetail&productId=32901267897&productSubject=Quality-42MM-diameter-planetary-reducer-gearbox-used-with-775-dc-motor&tt=ae.CopyAc...
    9 replies | 297 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    17th April 2019, 05:46
    If you're looking for a robust drivetrain, the Banebots are the only commercial "lightweight" solution at the moment. Unless Ellis resurrects the Saturns. As those are to my feeling the better...
    9 replies | 297 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    17th April 2019, 03:09
    Theo replied to a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    Yeah I had the exact same issue a couple of weeks back, I think they'll sort it soon
    18 replies | 728 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    16th April 2019, 22:55
    Roboteernat replied to a thread Fusion 360 in Other Projects
    Pm me your email address and I can send you a link to a file transfer site with them all on, in case that works and doesn’t shut down your net
    4 replies | 141 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    16th April 2019, 21:34
    McMullet replied to a thread Editing posts in General Chat
    Anyone have any idea if this might ever get fixed? I'm having the same problem with editing and video tags. Image tags are OK as imgur can add them automatically.
    18 replies | 728 view(s)
  • ACEGUY's Avatar
    16th April 2019, 21:21
    ACEGUY replied to a thread Fusion 360 in Other Projects
    Meant to say all 5 models
    4 replies | 141 view(s)
  • ACEGUY's Avatar
    16th April 2019, 21:11
    ACEGUY replied to a thread Fusion 360 in Other Projects
    I'm trying to get all 4 models
    4 replies | 141 view(s)
  • Al_'s Avatar
    16th April 2019, 18:17
    What issues are you having with robustness of the current drive system? I use the 12v argos drills in one bot at 4s, (around 50% over voltage), 4wd, one motor/gearbox per wheel on 100mm wheels. It...
    9 replies | 297 view(s)
  • shakesc's Avatar
    16th April 2019, 17:42
    What wheel size are you running? The Saturns from Ellis (discontinued) were 16:1 and a good match to 775. Give or take thats what the old drill motor setups were I use 6:1 on 100mm with NTM...
    9 replies | 297 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th April 2019, 14:53
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Heavy questions in Heavyweights
    Comes down to driving skill in that instance one would think if the brick doesn't have any active weaponry and/or exploitable ground clearance in the case of wedges. Against spinners, depends on how...
    4 replies | 128 view(s)
  • daveimi's Avatar
    16th April 2019, 14:47
    daveimi started a thread Heavy questions in Heavyweights
    Would a really tough fast narly brick without much of a wedge be good to chuck in with spinners and wedges?
    4 replies | 128 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    16th April 2019, 12:29
    Roboteernat replied to a thread Fusion 360 in Other Projects
    Working for me, it does flash the screen but the download then appears in the downloads list at the bottom of the screen. What model are you looking for?
    4 replies | 141 view(s)
  • willcaddy's Avatar
    16th April 2019, 12:08
    Hello everyone! With Portsmouth Extreme Robots only about a month away, I need to get my robot together! Well it is already together I just need drive an......anyway! lol I an looking for a...
    9 replies | 297 view(s)
  • ACEGUY's Avatar
    16th April 2019, 04:43
    ACEGUY started a thread Fusion 360 in Other Projects
    I recently got Fusion 360 and was trying to import some CAD models that are available (https://www.chaoscorps.org/bombshell-full-cad-release/ and...
    4 replies | 141 view(s)
  • wally's Avatar
    16th April 2019, 01:39
    Hey man thanks for the advice. Just remembered that according to this page (https://bristolbotbuilders.com/parts.html) the vex's need to be used with a 5V 3A BEC to the reciever. Never sure if this...
    3 replies | 207 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th April 2019, 11:50
    And here is the diagram. I need to add in the receiver wiring as well.
    3 replies | 207 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th April 2019, 11:45
    To try and answer your questions directly... I don't think you need the BEC in this instance but you will need to check the VEXs to see if they have a BEC in them (I think they do). You'd wire...
    3 replies | 207 view(s)
  • wally's Avatar
    15th April 2019, 11:34
    Just trying to wire up my beetle weight and am confused. (Here's a messy pic, of my components: two motors, 2 vex 29s, a BEC, servo, LED, lipo, receiver and removable link) Does the battery...
    3 replies | 207 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    14th April 2019, 18:27
    James Williams replied to a thread Drive issue in General Chat
    OK having swapped the circuitry around & watched one of my ESC's smoke & burn a black hole in the middle in about 3 seconds I suspect I may have found the cause. Not sure how we've managed to burn...
    3 replies | 218 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th April 2019, 22:04
    I'd connect it up directly as this cuts down on weight and simplicity to save weight (it is what I did on Ikari) but I do know of at least one belt and pulley system in the AW class, which obviously...
    1 replies | 163 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    13th April 2019, 17:24
    James Williams replied to a thread Drive issue in General Chat
    Not yet, I'll borrow one from work on Monday. If I get chance tomorrow I'll swap the motors & ESC's around & see what happens.
    3 replies | 218 view(s)
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