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  1. Yes, you can use the potentiometer if you have...

    Yes, you can use the potentiometer if you have to. The potentiometer can be imagined as two resistors, which change value depending on how much you turn it.
    I think if you glue the potentiometer it...
  2. In reply to your post. That is what I meant. ...

    In reply to your post. That is what I meant.

    My thought with this, is that the servo is centered around a voltage that is not exactly half way between the rails. This test will check that you are...
  3. I am not sure how to use the transmitter. But you...

    I am not sure how to use the transmitter. But you could change one of the resistor values slightly to get it a bit nearer center.
    Worth double checking you have it wired up correctly as well (I...
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    Is the kill switch getting hot when you try to...

    Is the kill switch getting hot when you try to move it on the ground, or are you meaning it got hot when you soldered to it?
    Do you have a multimeter?
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    What is wrong with it?

    What is wrong with it?
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    Its looking really good :) I am excited to see it...

    Its looking really good :) I am excited to see it all together.
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    I think if you connect on each switch: pin 1...

    I think if you connect on each switch:
    pin 1 (COM) to the motor
    pin 3 (NO) to batt+
    pin2 (NC) to batt-

    I don't think you will have blown them up :) as long as you keep the motor connected...
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    Hi James, from the pictures you attached, it...

    Hi James,
    from the pictures you attached, it looks like you will be able to adjust how fast the claw comes down by choosing what hole to attach the actuator to. I like this idea a lot :)
    From the...
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    Was the replacement receiver placed in exactly...

    Was the replacement receiver placed in exactly the same place? It is possible that the exact placement of components will make a difference.
  10. What are you changing, if you don't mind me...

    What are you changing, if you don't mind me asking?
    Really good work on the ESC. I have no use for one yet, but it looks like some brilliantly fun electronic design.
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    There are two 'C' ratings of lipo batteries....

    There are two 'C' ratings of lipo batteries. There is a constant discharge and a peak (or burst) discharge.
    For example, this 5000mAh, 5S battery has a Constant Discharge of 30C and a peak discharge...
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    Thanks for the github link :) I have been having...

    Thanks for the github link :) I have been having a look through it.
    The power LED (and processor) is powered from the Receiver. The battery power to the battleswitch only goes to the output, so...
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    I have no experience with these battleswitch...

    I have no experience with these battleswitch things, but I can give you a place to start (apologies if you have already tried something).

    It looks like a flashing light means no signal from the...
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    I am sure there are more experienced people here...

    I am sure there are more experienced people here that would be better at helping.
    I have a very similar 3D printer, so I can go through what I did to get it working.

    Those settings look ok to me,...
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    I use hair spray to stick my prints down. Not...

    I use hair spray to stick my prints down. Not sure if its the best thing to use, but works for me.
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    Thanks for your replies, sounds like it is not...

    Thanks for your replies, sounds like it is not too much of a problem if you buy good ones.
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    Reliable RC receiver.

    Hi there,
    I was watching the some of the 'Tale Of The Tape' episodes on the BattleBots youtube channel. They said that a common failure point is the RC receiver. Does anyone have experience with...
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