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    Yes, might need to get some guides in place but the larger sprocket on the lifter helps and the rotation of the chain is minimal

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    Got the basics of the chassis welded up.


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    That looks familiar.

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    Well done some welding. Internal bracing is in. This is the basic layout. Can squeeze 4 GR02's , 1 huge lifter motor and gearbox plus a decent sized battery. Will have 3 hacked TZ85a's.

    The control for the lifter is going to be electronic through a Arduino Nano. I've been developing the code for axe control and decided that a few small mods it can be used for a lifter including torque control. This allows me to remove the need, and weight, for a mechanical torque lifter. Shame I decided this after I bought the mechanical control


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    So that's what that shaft was for. I did wonder why you only needed one.

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    So its been a while since I updated the thread. Moving house got in the way a bit
    Anyway it lives

    Its drives now looking to tidy everything up and getting the lifter fitted, hopefully over Christmas as I have some time off from work


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    Looks great, possibly worth putting something on the side so it can't land there... and as Ellis found with tormenta... If you want to fight spinners your better of with a Hardox wedge then spikes... Similar to sewer snake.

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    Agree. Its a hardox chassis and I have some hardox left. Also considering HDPE as a thick side strip which will have some "give" for impact

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    That thing is built like a bunker! It bares many similarities to Tormanta 2, right down to the forks on the front and that did very well. I think I am going to enjoy watching this Thing smash its way around the arena.

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    I don't know how the hell you have enough weight to have made this design entirely out of steel like that! It does look a fair bit more compact than Tormenta 2, which from rear to tip of the forks was over 60cm long. When we revisit this shape we'll be losing the forks, as Mouldy says, they're great for getting under other machines but are about as bad as it gets for spinner fodder. They are just cool though, right?

    Looks like you are using thicker box section than we did, but even when we had a 3.5mm steel plate on the front, Inertia XL alone did this in two fights: https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...08030480_n.jpg

    It looks really nicely built. Wouldn't mind some closer shots to see some more detail. Hopefully either T2 or some future-T3 gets to tussle with it!
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