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    Cheers for the insight. I'll try to adventure...

    Cheers for the insight. I'll try to adventure around, if i can find a cheap source of polycarb, used or not, it'd be a great help to projects. Scratched isn't an issue either, as it'll end up being...
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    I'd love to know how you make these sorts of...

    I'd love to know how you make these sorts of deals. Currently Team Death are scavenging from a bus graveyard outside of Barnsley for small bits of polycarb, but they don't use anything big enough to...
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    Well at the moment MW isn't a focus, i also don't...

    Well at the moment MW isn't a focus, i also don't think we have any specific parts for one currently, might be a focus next, I doubt it'll take us long to complete the BW we're currently on.
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    If I had an MW, I'd definitely be there, so...

    If I had an MW, I'd definitely be there, so hopefully there is another later on when I or myself and Colin get one done for Team Death. We're working our way through all the weights :p
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    It's Sunday! Which means more beetle mania, not...

    It's Sunday!
    Which means more beetle mania, not that sort of beetle mania, the destructive sort. After today, myself and Colin were a little burnt, however we got to work in the sun outside, which...
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    it sure did, it was flipped numerous times by...

    it sure did, it was flipped numerous times by both Eruption and Apollo, against two robot wars champions, the ESC survived unscathed, despite not ideal padding. They're definitely good for the price,...
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    Team Death: 24 Hour Beetle

    With the completion of our heavyweight, which we'll still be managing and updating / fixing where necessary, myself and Colin looked for other things to do. We've a few ideas coming up, but for now...
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    I have a few images from today, showing some of...

    I have a few images from today, showing some of the damage.

    When we arrrived, we were one of the first ones there, so plenty of table choice.
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    We believe the huge chunk out of this tyre was...
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    Another week has past us by... This weekend we...

    Another week has past us by...

    This weekend we started by trying to hookup the weapons electrics. This has been done in steps beforehand, but its never been permanently wired in, and our first...
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    God dammit. I just bought all the parts I needed...

    God dammit. I just bought all the parts I needed for a BW, if only you'd been a few weeks earlier with this, i'd have shot for MW parts and gone whole hog!

    Team Death might be able to put together...
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    Today was a bit of an odd day. We have started...

    Today was a bit of an odd day.

    We have started by getting the skid setup ready. There was a spring handily around the workshop, which was cut in half, then a little more - and sprung around both...
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    With some crafty driving. You'd be surprised how...

    With some crafty driving. You'd be surprised how effective a design like that can be.

    Also, you may not make it for August - but right now. I feel Combat Robotics has never had so many events...
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    Got myself signed up, so hopefully I'll be out...

    Got myself signed up, so hopefully I'll be out there!
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    Sundaaaay! This week we tried something a...

    Sundaaaay!

    This week we tried something a little different, a skid! Colin had preprepared this during the so its week, and the only thing left for today was to weld it in place, which we dutifully...
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    The maximum continuous current that battery can...

    The maximum continuous current that battery can draw is 150A, I can confirm that (5.0Ah x 30C) - the burst is higher than this, but must be in short periods of time (usually no more than 15 to 60...
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    I've got the images from today; Today is the...

    I've got the images from today;

    Today is the first time we've had the jaws in, with the additional ESC box on top. So this is the current overall look of the machine, there may be a few changes,...
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    Thanks for your input. We may try that next week....

    Thanks for your input. We may try that next week. The castors aren't too hard to get on and off for quick testing without, so we should be able to do a before and after on that relatively quickly....
  18. So what I can say right now is, there are...

    So what I can say right now is, there are definitely things being planned around the Yorkshire area for within the next 4-6 month. Regardless of my involvement or not in them - so there is always...
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    Antweights are a barrel of laughs. Although...

    Antweights are a barrel of laughs. Although sticking to the 4 inch cube size maximum and 150g limit can be quite a challenge, a fun challenge though. I'm yet to make one that is actually...
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    I've just remembered, i have a spare transmitter...

    I've just remembered, i have a spare transmitter and receiver pair here at my flat. I could bring that along on Sunday, and quickerr replace the receiver in the bot and see if it has the same drive...
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    There was also a little bit of metal (steel from...

    There was also a little bit of metal (steel from the look of it) for armor in certain areas.
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    The entire thing was constructed out of HDPE...

    The entire thing was constructed out of HDPE - i don't know how thick.

    As demonstrated with Gabriel - it tends to wack out of shape or bits fly off, rather than total devastation, so you can...
  23. I've added that to my watch list for further down...

    I've added that to my watch list for further down the line. I'm going to put together a list of stuff I definitely want to get into the first event, and work out the cost of that, before I start...
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    Colin has suggested using larger capacity...

    Colin has suggested using larger capacity batteries already, so we may have to go down that route, which is a little unfortunate as we are already a little over the expected cost of this build.
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    I wouldn't have thought that would cause the...

    I wouldn't have thought that would cause the batteries to discharge at differing rates, with one of them getting very poor balancing between cells over the other?
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