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    I think that was me intentionally opening the flipper! But yes I've learned a fair amount already, there are a few flaws that hopefully I can iron out with the rebuild

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    Work has gone into a combat- ready chassis, made out of a mix of polycarbonate for the side panels and HDPE for the rest. Switched to Fingertech wheels and uprated the flipper servo. It's quite a bit overweight so there's still work to do to shed some weight by removing some of the plastic. But it's starting to look and feel a bit more like the finished job.


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    Nice!

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    Much work done over the last month.

    The self-built ESC has gone, replaced with 2x Botbitz 10A, primarily due to size - I currently don't have the means to produce something that small. Maybe one day if I build one for a larger weight category.

    As a result, I've been able to lose a lot of weight by making the robot a tad smaller, and replacing the 6mm HDPE with 2mm in places, namely the base.

    New flipper mechanism also fitted, using a 20KG servo and aluminium fittings.


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    Looks awesome, and definitely a lot more balanced than before!

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