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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:43
    Fair enough, will keep eyes out for the announcement around here then ;)
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    Yesterday, 12:29
    Looks neat, don't think I've seen a spring loaded flipper in the BW category before.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th June 2018, 20:05
    I has this issue on my FeatherTwo, it is the trims that need setting on the controller. My axe on The Honey Badger 2 used to provide a little bit of power in reverse so adjusting trims made it stop...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th June 2018, 23:42
    Kaizen will be there... if I can get past all the problems I am having with it at the moment :P
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    15th June 2018, 10:30
    That'd work, just something to provide a extra half a second or something of the opponent being in the right place.
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    15th June 2018, 10:12
    I'd argue for a front hinged flipper that it would be worthwhile since the best effect with a flipper is when the opponent is at the end of the arm opposite to the hinge. Since in the case of a front...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th June 2018, 22:59
    Neat, looking forwards to seeing this soon! Might be worth adding some small hooks at the top of the flipper to prevent opponents from sliding over the top?
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th June 2018, 20:35
    It is something like that, aye. If you need a hand doing this at Grantham, come and find me, pretty sure I'll be able to help on the day.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th June 2018, 18:20
    Try adjusting the trims on your controller, I found I had to do that with The Honey Badger to get it to go in a straight line.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    14th June 2018, 12:30
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Team Kaizen - Shu! in Build Diaries
    Shu! has been on the back burner since the Beetle Brawl with all of the other projects going on but spent a bit of time putting it back together with a couple of minor improvements, those being: ...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th June 2018, 15:37
    hahahaha, it is "only" 44Kg I think - I don't recall seeing it being lifted on and off the pen though. I definitely saw it on a wheeled platform of some description at Guildford, will need to...
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    13th June 2018, 13:53
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Go Ugly Early (FW) in Build Diaries
    No, they are in series, which, as you rightly point out, is a bit more risky than parallel because if the connecting wires break, that is it. The drain on the batteries will be equal though so you...
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    13th June 2018, 13:35
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Go Ugly Early (FW) in Build Diaries
    I've used ball castors before and they do help with manoeuvrability but a dome headed nut will do fine as well. Just keep an eye out for wear and tear.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th June 2018, 12:12
    F7 went in with the heavies at Burgess Hill and I think after that, they'll not run a MW with a HW that has a high pressure flipper. I know what you mean though and I am prepared for that fact if it...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th June 2018, 09:24
    Indeed so but even with this being a Middle/Heavy, I need to weigh Kaizen now before carrying on. I took the chance to weigh the brackets and threaded bar before they were installed and it came to...
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    13th June 2018, 08:53
    hahaha, thanks. The next time I see Magnetar, I'll count the number of exposed bolt heads that has, that is what Kaizen reminds me of. The bracket bolts are only finger tight at the moment as to to...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    12th June 2018, 22:42
    I can now cross off that top item on that list. Its taken 20x steel roofing brackets, 5x M10 threaded bar (which need adjusting) and 76x M6 bolts(!!!) but the main bulk of the robot is now done. ...
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    12th June 2018, 16:42
    Has there been any news regarding the Featherweight Championships for this year released yet? Getting a little bit conscientious of the time left before the end of August, which I think is when the...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    11th June 2018, 14:51
    I did something similar with The Honey Badger 2.2 where there was a sheet of Aluminium over a layer of HDPE. Had I bolted it down properly, it would probably still be with me but it seemed to hold up...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th June 2018, 21:56
    Looking very neat and tidy, looking forwards to seeing this at Grantham if you are coming. I would probably go with "drilling holes in the floor", "drilling holes in the wheels" (which I added...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    8th June 2018, 00:44
    So a rear strengthening plate has been added in for the rails, front and rear blanking plates are added in and a crude hinge has been made for the front deflector plate. All a bit of a rush but...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th June 2018, 10:57
    I had the wheels on... ...and now I don't. I've ordered some M12 threaded plate and will do what I should have done in the first place and bolted the wheels to that and then threadlock the...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    6th June 2018, 12:59
    There is typically a safety briefing where everyone is called to hear this sort of information from the EO, did that not happen? It's happened at every EXR and RL event I've ever been to (and more)....
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    6th June 2018, 12:13
    It is always a little weird the first time around - In light of no "official" sign in desk, I simply made myself known to the Robots Live! guys at Grantham 2017 when I arrived. I also arrived super...
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    5th June 2018, 15:41
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    I can see why you might want to do this - undoubtedly will take a while though. I made a bit of a boo-boo with Kaizen when I placed the drive motors too far forwards on the base plate and thus,...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    5th June 2018, 13:15
    I seem to recall seeing a few Imax chargers at the last ant event I was at. I use a Accucel-6 which works fine for all of my robots, ranging from Ants to the Middleweight category though I probably...
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