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  1. 9mph is a nice speed for a featherweight that...

    9mph is a nice speed for a featherweight that won't be uncontrollable.
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    Looking good - When do we see the full size...

    Looking good - When do we see the full size version? :)
  3. Thread: Tig

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    I would strongly recommend R-Tech Welders. They...

    I would strongly recommend R-Tech Welders. They have some great quality Tigs and decent prices. We've used their welders solidly on the new House Robots with really nice results. Great value for...
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    I would consider drones when they get to the...

    I would consider drones when they get to the point of being useful. At the moment, I feel drones don't add anything other than a comedy aspect thats actually quite annoying to watch and gives drones...
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    I agree with Gareth on the immobilisation rule....

    I agree with Gareth on the immobilisation rule. The robot that died first should be out in my opinion.
    The walker/shuffled weight bonuses for Robot Wars were set for safety reasons. Mainly so that...
  6. I can assure you, there was no production...

    I can assure you, there was no production preference or interference. I don't think they did the best job of portraying what actually happened in this show, such as making the rules clearer on what...
  7. I'm glad you enjoyed this episode - as you say...

    I'm glad you enjoyed this episode - as you say some very unexpected twists and turns.
    To clarify a couple of the queries regarding counting out... Ironside was immobile for significantly more than...
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    I'm not sure where the idea about a secondary...

    I'm not sure where the idea about a secondary weapon has come from, however this has never been part of the criteria.
    All teams knew about the show at the same time, which didn't give teams long to...
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    Your completely wrong in your thoughts there...

    Your completely wrong in your thoughts there Mario. We dice coded on the weight increase for the reasons I gave above. Most of the machines that turn up to
    Live events wouldn't have been able to...
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    the weight limit went up for a few reasons, the...

    the weight limit went up for a few reasons, the main 2 being that very few machines are built to 100kg, and utilise the extra 2% allowance incase of scale error as extra weight limit. Therefore for...
  11. I have a feeling we will be too worn out to run...

    I have a feeling we will be too worn out to run anywhere!
    Sign ups should be open shortly once James finds a few spare minutes to upload them.
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    Thanks Ady for your support! There's more teasers...

    Thanks Ady for your support! There's more teasers to come so keep an eye out :)
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    Nick, the scorpion motor had an extended shaft...

    Nick, the scorpion motor had an extended shaft made on the rear of the motor with a flange that bolted on the rear case to help minimise the outer casing from flexing and had a rear bearing to take...
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    The biggest thing to consider with brushless...

    The biggest thing to consider with brushless motors in heavyweights for both drive and weapons are its thermal mass. An ETEK or other large brushed motors have a very large thermal mass and can be...
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    Lemco changed the way the motors were produced to...

    Lemco changed the way the motors were produced to make them cheaper to manufacture apparently. The old ones were great but there's a lot of talk about the latest ones being by so good with shock or...
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    Hi Guys, I suspect all e-mails regarding...

    Hi Guys,
    I suspect all e-mails regarding tickets to see the show will be put on a list and contacted once the dates have been 100% confirmed and competitors applications chosen. But don't worry...
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    Go for it and build a heavyweight :) if you have...

    Go for it and build a heavyweight :) if you have parts already and seem to have done your research then that's awesome.
    Hardox for sure over mild steel. You can get it fairly cheap if you ask...
  18. Yes you should charge them a fee, nothing...

    Yes you should charge them a fee, nothing extortionate but what you will loose out on if you don't do your day's work.
    TV companies will always try and get things for free and cheap where possible...
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    They look a little heavy Calum. :)

    They look a little heavy Calum. :)
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    £16 for a lipo charger is excessively cheap....

    £16 for a lipo charger is excessively cheap. Expensive chargers are around £200-300 plus power supply. depending on what your doing I would be vary wary of such cheap quality chargers. I've seen a...
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    This thread is as good as any?

    This thread is as good as any?
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    I agree with that mentioned it briefly last year....

    I agree with that mentioned it briefly last year. OOTA's are classed as instant out as it can by unsafe to effectively "battle" in the exclusion zones of the arena, massively so for heavyweight...
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    There are a couple of rules I think need looking...

    There are a couple of rules I think need looking at, such as the one mentioned about about OOTA's. Particularly as it was noted that being thrown out the arena, bouncing off the walls and back in...
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    I think the bad sportsmanship part is worth...

    I think the bad sportsmanship part is worth removing as that should not be judged on in my opinion.
    I think pinning is a simple thing to understand though. If a another robot is being held agains a...
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    I've never considered building a robot without an...

    I've never considered building a robot without an active weapon ;)
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