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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....
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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,...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 11:03
    Bad Wolf replied to a thread Vex Motor Controller in Antweights
    Thanks Ocra! I remember watching some of Crabsolutely Clawfuls build videos Ill try and dig them out again and see if theres anything in there! Thanks mate! Bad Wolf
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  • 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...
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  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    14th February 2019, 09:27
    Hey guys, just starting to get building again on some new ants, while I was going through my box I came across 2 Vex Motor Controllers (29) I think I remmeber reading that people sometimes use...
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  • 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...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    6th February 2019, 12:22
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Roboteq ESC in For Sale
    What is the size and model number for this please?
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    5th February 2019, 16:29
    Hahahahaha, I suspect it wouldn't fit in the 4 inch cube then! I want to put another 298:1 motor in since that was what it was orginially meant to have run anyway but I've gotten used to the weird...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    4th February 2019, 14:10
    I understand, it isn't a bother, it had been a long day up until that point and I was dealing with a few things myself besides the robot combat. ;) Events can be overwhelming, you do get used to it....
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    4th February 2019, 11:15
    It's all part of the learning experience! You'll eventually find where it is good on the transmitter for low speed manoeuvres, just requires practice (and looking at the transmitter as advised...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    4th February 2019, 11:02
    Quite so. I figured it'd eventually happen so not too gutted. The axe on Jibril is being powered by a 2.3HP Ampflow F30-150 motor running through a single stage 4.5:1 reduction gearbox so yes,...
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