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Thread: Team Jackls - Featherweight build "Spur"

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    So this is Spur my first featherweight after competing in Ants
    I wanted something that was simple to build (having a B&D workmate, hacksaw and not much more this was a must) and robust
    Decided on a 4 wheel drive lift bot

    The basic structure is 3mm base with 10mm HDPE sides. Angle iron is used to reinforce the structure and give strength to the corners
    I got a linear actuator off ebay and 4 Argos drill motors. Would of gone for Gimson stuff but seemed to be a month too early buying these!
    Currently has a 4S LiPo with Electronize 30 amp controllers.
    Trying to get an electronize 2 way switcher but everytime I order they say they are working on an improved version (since around Chrismas) so might have to do something different
    Using 100mm robochallenge wheels. Decided it lacked a bit of ground clearance so added some mountain bike tyre to increase the diameter
    Need to add some HDPE triangles to the sides to protect from pushers/rambots and some to the back to stop it balancing on end and thats about it.
    The lifter is articulated on rose joints - bought them off ebay, usually used on cars but thought they would do the job nicely for this. I do want to make the lifter a bit more pointy
    Probably not paint the lid - just leave it
    Looking forward to competing, will be very different to ants



    Full build is shown in www.photobucket.com/spur_featherweight
    (started November :P )

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    That's a very nice build for a first featherweight, and judging by the video on your Photobucket page, it's pretty nippy too. I agree about the forks needing to be a little more pointy, just a wee cut off the flat bits at the front the same as the uprights. Once that's done, they'll look a lot like the S2 Panic Attack forks; you and Kaizer will need to go head-to-head

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    Thats really nicely made Chris, great first FW.

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