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  1. That's a really neat design - looking forward to...

    That's a really neat design - looking forward to future posts.
    Also you need to play this song when your robot enters the arena!
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    Yeah I've just tried editing a post and I'm also...

    Yeah I've just tried editing a post and I'm also having this problem.
    Also I can't upload pictures using "insert image" button - the screen just fades to white. It's been like this for a few days.
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    Thank you, :) That's the look I'm going for. Sort...

    Thank you, :) That's the look I'm going for. Sort of industrial, like it just walked out of run-down scrapyard.

    - haha that's the idea, mate! :lol:
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    Ok cheers - If you can use these motors for...

    Ok cheers - If you can use these motors for lifters then it sounds like the sort of thing I'm after. :)
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    Anyway! So the main reason I'm making this post...

    Anyway! So the main reason I'm making this post is to ask for some details about beetleweights - I don't want to spend ages on this CAD if this isn't going to work from the beginning.
    Can anyone...
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    Beetleweight "walker" - build diary

    Hi all,

    It's been a while since my last post on the forums so before I start, a quick update with Strix 2 and some context for this build. Due to my upcoming exams, I've decided to postpone my...
  7. Loving the sound of this - that cad is soo nice!...

    Loving the sound of this - that cad is soo nice! :p
  8. Thread: Strix 2

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    Cheers for the advice guys :)(apologies for late...

    Cheers for the advice guys :)(apologies for late response). Sounds to me then that full on 5s power could be difficult to drive anyway so I probs will change the trim settings. I’ll leave enough...
  9. Thread: Strix 2

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    @Shooty Cheers mate, hopefully it all goes...

    @Shooty Cheers mate, hopefully it all goes smoothly!

    @Alan Thanks for the heads up - was it the gearboxes that broke or the motors? It was when I was watching videos of ER Cheltenham that I...
  10. Thread: Strix 2

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    Strix 2

    After Strix 1's performance at Insomnia this year, it was clear that the design needed some big upgrades for it to be effective. I was happy with Strix 1's appearance, its durability and its low...
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    @Mark Well basically if I keep the same chassis...

    @Mark Well basically if I keep the same chassis design I'll always be stuck with roughly the same amount of actuator travel, which negates one of the main advantages of going custom. Also, the HIWIN...
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    Cheers guys - yea the electrical gremlins weren't...

    Cheers guys - yea the electrical gremlins weren't kind to me this year, but on the flip side it was a miracle that my weapon even worked at all.

    I must admit it is quite tempting to upgrade...
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    -PART 2- So yeah, the first morning at...

    -PART 2-

    So yeah, the first morning at Insomnia was pretty insane, but I managed to get Strix fully put together with time to spare so I could wangle a locking bar out of a chunk of hdpe. Strix...
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    So it's been a while! Will probably start a new...

    So it's been a while! Will probably start a new build thread in the next few weeks, so rather than leave this build diary unfinished, I think I'll conclude it with a very late recap of my experience...
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    Ouch - that sounds brutal. What a beast! :0

    Ouch - that sounds brutal. What a beast! :0
  16. This is looking great :) - Can't wait to see the...

    This is looking great :) - Can't wait to see the weapon!
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    That's awesome, man! Good luck and hope to see...

    That's awesome, man! Good luck and hope to see you there! :)
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    Yeah I applied to insomnia, with the first render...

    Yeah I applied to insomnia, with the first render image - fingers crossed! :o Did you apply too?
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    Ok - time for another update as I am trying to...

    Ok - time for another update as I am trying to keep this monthly!

    Not too much progress to report on - unfortunately I didn't work on Strix at all for about 2 weeks at the start of the month due...
  20. This looks really great - nice distinctive shape...

    This looks really great - nice distinctive shape to it. I've always liked the idea of spring powered flippers, and felt that they're very underused.

    If I were to nit-pick on the design itself,...
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    Thanks! Yes I might put added stoppers on the top...

    Thanks! Yes I might put added stoppers on the top of the flipper. As I said I didn’t really know how well the wedge would work - during this drive I never actually had Venator go right up over the...
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    With Strix's wedge attached, it's update time...

    With Strix's wedge attached, it's update time again, and I've had another test with Venator as target practice!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEbHmlQKXww

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    Going into this test drive I...
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    Thanks for the feedback, guys! Yes ground...

    Thanks for the feedback, guys!

    Yes ground clearance is a slight concern - it's meant to be about 4.5mm around the back and sides, now the wheels have worn in it's actually about 4mm. I could...
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    It's getting there! The main hold up was...

    It's getting there! The main hold up was replacing my terrible old vice with a new one, and finding a drill bit of the right size to make the gearbox. But those are sorted out now, so the actuator is...
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    Strix lives! Turns out I needed an extra few bits...

    Strix lives! Turns out I needed an extra few bits and pieces before finishing off the actuator, so while I was waiting on that to arrive I got the chassis up and running!
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