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  1. Thanks for all the comments and advice, I think I...

    Thanks for all the comments and advice, I think I shall stay with the 9mph and keep the high torque which should help in close combat.
    Regards
  2. Hi guys, thanks for the input, just for...

    Hi guys, thanks for the input, just for clarification I shall be running 18v motors with a 650rpm on the output shaft @ 22.2v so I should see a slight increase of speed, I am guessing approx. 800rpm....
  3. Hi Michael, Thanks for the reply, I intend to...

    Hi Michael,
    Thanks for the reply, I intend to over volt using 6s Lipo battery, so yes should get a little more than the specified rpm out put. The torque on the output shaft is running around 40 n/m...
  4. Featherweight Recommended Speed / Output Shaft RPM

    Hi all,
    Looking at building Featherweight number two as first (Tricerabot Jnr) was a bit of fun / prototype. The problem I have there is an abundance of motors / gearboxes etc, all having different...
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    Thanks again for the confirmation, starting to...

    Thanks again for the confirmation, starting to get the idea of the brushless. I am at Robodojo this Sunday so hopefully will catch up there if you are all about. Will also do some more digging whilst...
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    Thanks Gents, Getting the general idea, looking...

    Thanks Gents,
    Getting the general idea, looking at costs and what set up has been described above I get the feeling that brushed is a cheaper route but compromises the performance when considering...
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    Many thanks Alex, Interesting points, so...

    Many thanks Alex,

    Interesting points, so basically brushed are more forgiving when put into stall mode?
    I've had a look at your set up on the web, seems quite a nice system there. Do you need a...
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    Hi Alex, Thanks for coming back with the...

    Hi Alex,
    Thanks for coming back with the explanation. By the way the drive looks really neat.
    With so much power on a FW how do you stop wheel spin? Thinking of control issues. I seem to remember...
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    Brushless verses Brushed Motors

    Hi all,
    Being old school I still use brushed motors for my FW but am looking at the possibility of going brushless.
    Brushless motors from what I have read across the web are a totally different...
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    Hi Matt, Never having an active weapon I cannot...

    Hi Matt,
    Never having an active weapon I cannot suggest from experience, however from a personal prospective, I would go with two separate batteries. Two reasons: 1. you can tune the battery to the...
  11. Thread: Chain Drive

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    Hi, just thought I'd throw my two pennith in.......

    Hi, just thought I'd throw my two pennith in.... stay away from #25 chain (mini moto). The chain is very strong and sprockets quite small due to the pitch but the chain is not forgiving on...
  12. Thanks Michael, James for the clarification.

    Thanks Michael, James for the clarification.
  13. Removable Link Position on a Flip-over FW

    Hi Everyone,
    Can anyone advise please, if the removable link on a flip over featherweight has to be accessible from both sides (top and bottom) as per a HW or a one side access only is required?
  14. All signed up for the FW Sportsman, Triceratot...

    All signed up for the FW Sportsman, Triceratot almost ready.
  15. Thanks for the clarification Ian

    Thanks for the clarification Ian
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    OK, many thanks.

    OK, many thanks.
  17. Hello Ian, There seems to be some conflicting...

    Hello Ian,
    There seems to be some conflicting event dates.
    Your earlier message say's 20th Oct for AW and 21st for BW. However your last message states 21st Oct for AW's with no revised date for...
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    Hello Ian, When is the sign up for the FW...

    Hello Ian,
    When is the sign up for the FW Sportsman Competition please, are spikes allowed and is it a weekend event or one day?
    Finally, are you still running competitions for BW's, if so when...
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    Looking good Michael, best of luck, let us know...

    Looking good Michael, best of luck, let us know how you get on.. :D
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    Hi Sean, I've fitted a couple of these to my BW,...

    Hi Sean,
    I've fitted a couple of these to my BW, seem to work really well. You can find them on Ebay for around £10ea, shipped in UK.
    Electronic Speed Controller ESC 60A For Hobbywing Quicrun RC...
  21. Thread: Help needed

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    Hi Ian, Is the meeting just Ant Weights or will...

    Hi Ian,
    Is the meeting just Ant Weights or will there be a Beetle Weight competition also?
    Regards Cliff
  22. Thread: Help needed

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    Hi Karen, where about's in the East? I'm in...

    Hi Karen, where about's in the East? I'm in Lincolnshire, happy to help where I can.
    There is a venue in Leeds which has started once a month.
    I would also seriously consider a Bw robot (see my...
  23. Hi Ian, Unfortunately missed the posting for...

    Hi Ian,
    Unfortunately missed the posting for yesterday's meet, when is the next one due please?
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    Hi Michael, Good luck at Chatham.

    Hi Michael,
    Good luck at Chatham.
  25. Hi Alan, I presume the list you gave out is for...

    Hi Alan,
    I presume the list you gave out is for HW's only. Will you be listing the FW's too?
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