• Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 00:10
    Another one of those pesky updates. :p Jibril The motor U bolts went in over this week and I've been drilling the drive gears to attach the wheels onto. After destroying the clutch on one drill,...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    19th February 2019, 17:44
    There are two kinds of shafts. There is a dead shaft, where the shaft is static and the gear slips around the shaft or has bearings inside the shaft to allow it to roll and then there is a live...
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  • James Williams's Avatar
    17th February 2019, 17:00
    Not a bad idea.
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    17th February 2019, 09:05
    get a silver sharpie and mark the signal side the RX and the leeds so you can remember silver to silver
    8 replies | 552 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    16th February 2019, 19:15
    Yup, well done us! :proud: Unfortunately not the first time I've kicked up a fuss on here about something stupidly obvious & probably not the last either.
    8 replies | 552 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    16th February 2019, 11:13
    Thanks for all the feedback. Confession time... As I went to swap in a new receiver, I noticed that the leads were plugged in the wrong way round. I've put them the right way round now & it works...
    8 replies | 552 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    15th February 2019, 20:20
    Maxamuslead replied to a thread Laser Cutting Service in For Sale
    sent a email but had no response
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th February 2019, 17:38
    I've had this happen to me with Shu! where the end stage planet gears just got stripped. It wasn't that the motor was being overvolted (it was a 12V motor running on 9.9v), it was the load on the end...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    15th February 2019, 10:44
    The odd thing, I find, is that I can't get the gearbox on their own. I guess it's probably more economic to simply get the whole assembly premade than it is to have the parts shipped in separately....
    78 replies | 17048 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 22:28
    Ah, I had forgotten one of your gearboxes has broke. I'd open it up and see what's going on in there first but for a replacement box, it might just be more economical to simply replace the gearbox...
    78 replies | 17048 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 22:05
    Update time! Azriel So the bodywork is kind of together and the wiring loom is in. It all works! However, once again, it's too heavy by 100mm. Ultimately, it's the polycarbonate causing the...
    17 replies | 1714 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 21:56
    No worries, gotta learn somewhere! ;) Chain drive... Deathly Hallows did a chain drive for one of his Featherweights (and did a build diary here) which shows an implementation and I know at least...
    78 replies | 17048 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 20:34
    Technically the gearbox on your motors is a drivetrain. If you mean spur gears, I don't personally think it is worth it with the motors you have now. If you were running brushless or bigger motors,...
    78 replies | 17048 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 18:40
    Hey everyone I've wired my dual channel FeatherTwo into one of my bots & it doesn't seem to pick up signals from the receiver. As far as I can tell the receiver is working perfectly fine (a...
    8 replies | 552 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 14:46
    Aye, there'll be other events. Just a case of bad timing and missing parts. I've got Azriel running and will update tonight on that. 4WD isn't possible with the tooling I have here (I lack...
    17 replies | 1714 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 12:39
    Short of welding the wheel to the shaft with a metal plate, the "pin through the shaft" idea is the best method I can think of. However, you could also drill a small indentation, attach a wheel hub...
    78 replies | 17048 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 09:43
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Vex Motor Controller in Antweights
    I definitely know Beetles that use them (Crabsolutely Clawful comes to mind) and yes, there is some wiring changes you do have to do to them but having never used them myself, I can't think what...
    3 replies | 248 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    11th February 2019, 22:31
    As ever, a few updates. Azriel I've had to pull out of the UWE Beetle event. :( The suppliers of the motors only had two in stock and the other two arrived on the Friday. Great, I can spend an...
    17 replies | 1714 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    10th February 2019, 14:17
    Right angle Gearbox works well in Telekinesis, but I know Andy did look at a pancake motor. But we need more info in the weapon system
    12 replies | 1066 view(s)
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