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    18th January 2018, 15:56
    maddox10 replied to a thread ESC recommendations in Heavyweights
    Depends on weightclass. But brushless drives are finicky beasts. Gearratio is much more important than with brushed motors. In our raptor we use SimonK programmed Afro 30's for drive. Drive...
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    17th January 2018, 22:11
    maddox10 replied to a thread ESC recommendations in Heavyweights
    The fans on the Vyper (and Victors ) still are vurnable. Some of the ESC's have them to boost performance further (increased running time with heavy loads), others just use them as a pure...
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    17th January 2018, 17:07
    maddox10 replied to a thread ESC recommendations in Heavyweights
    Depends on surface area and total mass. Color and material are also nice to know. For our application black anodised aluminium is the best option. ...
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    17th January 2018, 14:15
    maddox10 replied to a thread ESC recommendations in Heavyweights
    Passive cooling is better than fans. But if you add a heatsink, look it at the other way around. Add the ESC to the heatsink.
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    17th January 2018, 13:57
    maddox10 replied to a thread ESC recommendations in Heavyweights
    Have a go with fans. Please tell us the results. I personaly won't use a fan in a robot wars machine. Tried it a few times, failed miserably. Even with extensive shock mounting. Had even...
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    17th January 2018, 13:44
    maddox10 replied to a thread ESC recommendations in Heavyweights
    Fans in robotwars belong in the stands, not in the machines. Tried that. From the cheapest recycled computer fans, to the most sturdy industrial versions Pabst could deliver. Shocks like our...
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    17th January 2018, 12:50
    :) Looks promising.
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    17th January 2018, 05:39
    I'm not even near you; but I want to test out my mobile welding shop later this month. Maybe we can strike a deal?
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    14th January 2018, 12:11
    maddox10 replied to a thread ESC recommendations in Heavyweights
    60A is a tad low for our application. But with the right shock mounting, those could be usable.
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    13th January 2018, 19:55
    maddox10 replied to a thread ESC recommendations in Heavyweights
    If cost is a hindrance, start smaller. A heavy will cost you a 2de hand car in the run of a few years. It ain't a cheap hobby. On the other hand, it's a very satisfying hobby that will boost your...
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    12th January 2018, 23:40
    maddox10 replied to a thread ESC recommendations in Heavyweights
    What do you call cheap? ESC's that are difficult to control? Lacking fine control, making the machine unsteerable? Or blowing up every fight some demand is placed upon them? A good ESC is...
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    12th January 2018, 07:33
    Theo, for all classes, most LiPo's are approved by the FRA and subsequently the event organisers. Team RCC used 5000mAh and 8000mAh "el cheapo" Hobbyking LiPo's in Bullfrog, and never had any...
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    10th January 2018, 14:37
    maddox10 replied to a thread ESC recommendations in Heavyweights
    That is a heap of capacitators... Don't believe that will fair well in our mechanical gladiators. I agree with Gary. Buy cheap is to buy a lot more. And still end up with one of the more...
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    9th January 2018, 15:56
    The big teeth that do the work destroying the opponents. A Monoblock spare disk is a good plan. I think you'll need it. On the gear-rings. I hope you will do the spare disk with full length...
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    9th January 2018, 15:13
    I have to admit. Impressive in total, but I'm not so happy on the welds. Especialy the ones for the teeth scare me.
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