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    I suppose that makes sense now you mention it.

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    I've been massively inspired by the Team Bitza wooden robots and Johnny 2x4

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    Just been for a look on youtube. Ok, I take it all back apart from the MDF

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    It's an odd decision to have the wheels so close together, it may make driving difficult (either hard to go in a straight line or hard to turn- can't remember which!) but it should be ok for a bit of fun.

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    Erm yeah the wheels are close together to make it mental to drive, sort of so it just bounces round the arena causing pandemonium.

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    Some more pictures, I have some brackets that I've made but I've yet to pull it all together and get pictures of it all together. I'm basically waiting for another pack of the main bolts to turn up. It holds it all together but they'll be another fortnight or so.








    Just thought I would say the top panel isn't sat square in the second picture! When it's on properly it sits square and flush covering the whole top! Thinking about calling it Wabbajack after my favourite Skyrim weapon lol.
    Last edited by daveimi; 26th May 2013 at 14:18.

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    I'm not quite sure why, but I can see those rubbery corner-protectors for keeping kids safe from tables etc on each corner to cushion it lol

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    That's a really good idea lol. I like the way you're on the same wacky out the box wavelength lol.

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    I have a bit more to add about Wabbajack.

    Items started to get bolted down (drive pod removed for access)





    The lid marked and ready to drill.





    This has a bit of the home-brew shock mounts I've been trying.





    And again with the speed controller lol.






    And the big box of fresh bolts that arrived so I can carry on cutting and drilling the lid.






    Next plans over the next few days are to start looking at making the removable link and some sort of bracketry for that. This also sort of ties in with wanting to start wiring at the weekend as well. I do a lot of wiring etc with work so imagine the cabling will come on quite quick once I get started. It'd be nice to have it running by the middle of the summer. I also need to order a Tx/Rx at some point as well.

    I also have plans for an ant and a heavy version of Wabbajack, will see how this goes first! Any thoughts/questions/oppinions welcome to liven up the thread!!

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    It's running! Don't have a great name for it yet (answers on a post card lol). I've tried it up and down the drive and taken a layer off the laminate and it works great!

    Obviously the old girl needs the lid bolting down and a rewire but the basics are there. It's really fast!

    CLICK ON PICTURE FOR VIDEO






    Sorry for the naff video it's really hard driving and video-ing at the same time!
    Last edited by daveimi; 16th June 2013 at 21:16.

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