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    Yesterday, 18:47
    overkill replied to a thread Power rails in Featherweights
    XT90 connectors work well up to 10AWG wire. They have a 'no spark' version that is ideal for battery connections.
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    Yesterday, 12:35
    overkill replied to a thread Power rails in Featherweights
    Like Mario said, that terminal block is going to cause problems - expensive, smoky problems. The most reliable connectors for a power bus style wiring loom are crimped ring terminals (as long as you...
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    Yesterday, 02:02
    In Mentorn's direct emails to me, they were happy to accept just my feather application but were always asking about HW bots. You could be right though, escalating costs may have contributed to the...
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    23rd March 2017, 22:26
    Insomnia 61 at the end of August is a possible time for the next Robochallenge Championships, but there is no official word yet.
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    21st March 2017, 07:12
    Those weight bonuses are what I heard in the recent Robot Wars podcast.
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    21st March 2017, 03:38
    OK, so you can rule out the motors, ESCs, the mixer and probably the receiver. If you unplugged the mixer from channel 1 on the receiver, do you get any control of the motors, or nothing at all? If...
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    21st March 2017, 00:31
    Its a bit hard to tell exactly how the receiver and mixer are wired but it looks generally correct (and very neat!). So you get equal speed forwards and reverse on both motors? Is that the case when...
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    20th March 2017, 22:48
    Can you do a rough drawing of how the receiver, V-tail mixer and ESCs are wired together?
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    15th March 2017, 23:33
    The description says 'Forward/Brake/Reverse' which may mean there is a significant pause between forward and reverse. There isn't enough info to be sure, so I would order one to test. The 7.4V limit...
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    15th March 2017, 22:32
    And you would have to prove that none of those fibres was over the length limit :)
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    15th March 2017, 22:10
    In the podcast, the Coopers specifically said no woven material, nothing net-like, no chain mail - that definitely covers lumberjack clothing IMHO. You still have many other options to try. One...
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    15th March 2017, 00:52
    That's true, the flippers have dominated for the past few years. There was talk of raising the FW arena's inner walls last year, which would be relatively easy to do. An alternative might be to...
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    14th March 2017, 22:53
    Thanks, that was very interesting! As a highly biased Spinner builder :). I am not sure if entanglement will produce interesting TV, even with the limitations mentioned. It wasn't mentioned if the...
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    14th March 2017, 20:37
    Do you have a link for that?
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    12th March 2017, 19:12
    overkill replied to a thread Sqwiffy wheels in General Chat
    A friend built a 2WD wedge bot with off-set wheels like you described. It worked surprisingly well and drove almost as well as a bot with in-line wheels. I think the secret was to keep the centre of...
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Nick Martin
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