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  1. I didn't get a e-mail about Herne Bay until a...

    I didn't get a e-mail about Herne Bay until a couple of days before the event (the Thursday or Friday I think) so I am not too worried just yet.
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    So here is the bad news - Kaizen is very likely...

    So here is the bad news - Kaizen is very likely not going to Grantham. The wheel issues and the lack of time owing to real world stuff means that I can't dedicate enough time to getting it battle...
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    Fair enough, will keep eyes out for the...

    Fair enough, will keep eyes out for the announcement around here then ;)
  4. Looks neat, don't think I've seen a spring loaded...

    Looks neat, don't think I've seen a spring loaded flipper in the BW category before.
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    I has this issue on my FeatherTwo, it is the...

    I has this issue on my FeatherTwo, it is the trims that need setting on the controller. My axe on The Honey Badger 2 used to provide a little bit of power in reverse so adjusting trims made it stop...
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    Kaizen will be there... if I can get past all the...

    Kaizen will be there... if I can get past all the problems I am having with it at the moment :P
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    That'd work, just something to provide a extra...

    That'd work, just something to provide a extra half a second or something of the opponent being in the right place.
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    I'd argue for a front hinged flipper that it...

    I'd argue for a front hinged flipper that it would be worthwhile since the best effect with a flipper is when the opponent is at the end of the arm opposite to the hinge. Since in the case of a front...
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    Neat, looking forwards to seeing this soon! ...

    Neat, looking forwards to seeing this soon!

    Might be worth adding some small hooks at the top of the flipper to prevent opponents from sliding over the top?
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    It is something like that, aye. If you need a...

    It is something like that, aye. If you need a hand doing this at Grantham, come and find me, pretty sure I'll be able to help on the day.
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    Try adjusting the trims on your controller, I...

    Try adjusting the trims on your controller, I found I had to do that with The Honey Badger to get it to go in a straight line.
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    Shu! has been on the back burner since the Beetle...

    Shu! has been on the back burner since the Beetle Brawl with all of the other projects going on but spent a bit of time putting it back together with a couple of minor improvements, those being:

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    hahahaha, it is "only" 44Kg I think - I don't...

    hahahaha, it is "only" 44Kg I think - I don't recall seeing it being lifted on and off the pen though. I definitely saw it on a wheeled platform of some description at Guildford, will need to...
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    No, they are in series, which, as you rightly...

    No, they are in series, which, as you rightly point out, is a bit more risky than parallel because if the connecting wires break, that is it. The drain on the batteries will be equal though so you...
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    I've used ball castors before and they do help...

    I've used ball castors before and they do help with manoeuvrability but a dome headed nut will do fine as well. Just keep an eye out for wear and tear.
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    F7 went in with the heavies at Burgess Hill and I...

    F7 went in with the heavies at Burgess Hill and I think after that, they'll not run a MW with a HW that has a high pressure flipper. I know what you mean though and I am prepared for that fact if it...
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    Indeed so but even with this being a...

    Indeed so but even with this being a Middle/Heavy, I need to weigh Kaizen now before carrying on. I took the chance to weigh the brackets and threaded bar before they were installed and it came to...
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    hahaha, thanks. The next time I see Magnetar,...

    hahaha, thanks. The next time I see Magnetar, I'll count the number of exposed bolt heads that has, that is what Kaizen reminds me of. The bracket bolts are only finger tight at the moment as to to...
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    I can now cross off that top item on that list....

    I can now cross off that top item on that list. Its taken 20x steel roofing brackets, 5x M10 threaded bar (which need adjusting) and 76x M6 bolts(!!!) but the main bulk of the robot is now done.
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    Any news on the FW championship?

    Has there been any news regarding the Featherweight Championships for this year released yet? Getting a little bit conscientious of the time left before the end of August, which I think is when the...
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    I did something similar with The Honey Badger 2.2...

    I did something similar with The Honey Badger 2.2 where there was a sheet of Aluminium over a layer of HDPE. Had I bolted it down properly, it would probably still be with me but it seemed to hold up...
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    Looking very neat and tidy, looking forwards to...

    Looking very neat and tidy, looking forwards to seeing this at Grantham if you are coming.



    I would probably go with "drilling holes in the floor", "drilling holes in the wheels" (which I added...
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    So a rear strengthening plate has been added in...

    So a rear strengthening plate has been added in for the rails, front and rear blanking plates are added in and a crude hinge has been made for the front deflector plate. All a bit of a rush but...
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    I had the wheels on... ...

    I had the wheels on...


    https://youtu.be/FgjJvKad2KQ

    ...and now I don't. I've ordered some M12 threaded plate and will do what I should have done in the first place and bolted the wheels to...
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    There is typically a safety briefing where...

    There is typically a safety briefing where everyone is called to hear this sort of information from the EO, did that not happen? It's happened at every EXR and RL event I've ever been to (and more)....
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