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    Team Kaizen

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    Well, I think I have achieved ESC programming zen, I've managed to get the ESC to respond to the elevon channel in both directions of travel rather than just the throttle channel. Just need to sort out my dodgy wiring and then I can see if it works properly. If it does, well I'll be enormously chuffed.

    UPDATE: Spoke too soon. The ESC coding need a bit of fine tuning. When the motor does decide it has a good enough connection, it constantly spins in one direction but is responding to input so
    Last edited by Ocracoke; 5th May 2018 at 00:19.
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    BW: Shu! (Build Thread)
    FW: The Honey Badger (Build Thread)
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    Had a good read through this, excellent work and nice to see it come together, plenty of ideas/encouragement for a 100% rookie like me

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    Taken advantage of the weather today and been cutting out the panels for The Honey Badger 3. Main things done are the holes for the rails that the weaponry and the defensive plate will sit on and motor plates cut out. I still cannot cut straight for toffee though :P

    DSCF6396.JPG

    You'll note the plate in the middle of the rails, that is where the battery will sit. You'll also note that the original Gimson motors are in place rather than the brushless drive. The pinion gears arrived but they are too big for the space available in the gearbox. I suspect this would have worked with a 5mm shaft motor (as noted previously) but time is against me here so I've gone back to the brushed setup. I'll be recycling the brushless motors into another robot but I've yet to decide on what yet.

    I am going to call it, I am not going to make it to EXR Portsmouth with this. The bandaged up motor's wiring came apart again and I've no suitable wheels to mount into this plus it needs a complete rewire. EXR Guildford is the next one after Portsmouth so I'll know closer to the time.

    Had a good read through this, excellent work and nice to see it come together, plenty of ideas/encouragement for a 100% rookie like me
    Good good, happy to answer any questions and such here or at an event - we all had to start somewhere . Hopefully I'll have this running properly before RL Herne Bay & Grantham.
    Last edited by Ocracoke; 7th May 2018 at 14:49.
    Team Kaizen

    AW: Osu, Ikari, Ramu
    BW: Shu! (Build Thread)
    FW: The Honey Badger (Build Thread)
    MW: Kaizen (Build Thread)

  4. #274
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    The rails are now in position, secured with M5 bolts. That was more fiddly that I thought it was going to be but hey, they are in now. Time permitting, I'll replace these with a plastic variant but these will do for now. The front scoop (on the longer section) will hide the hole for the link, the rear rails will need a bit more finesse to house the weaponry.

    DSCF6422.JPG

    Also remade the wiring loom. It needs a separate branch for the weapon ESC but considering the patchwork quilt that the old wiring loom was, this is a vast improvement, especially know that I know how to solder properly. I'll need to modify the rails a little to include grooves for the wiring to go over but otherwise, all is well. When I get paid, I'll be getting a replacement motor and a set of wheels.

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    AW: Osu, Ikari, Ramu
    BW: Shu! (Build Thread)
    FW: The Honey Badger (Build Thread)
    MW: Kaizen (Build Thread)

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    That wiring loom is very neat looks like it's coming together nicely!

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    Looking good, shame you went able to make it to Portsmouth. I took inspiration frim your wiring loom to build mine this morning so was able to compete in the afternoon. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    Many thanks, I thought it was rather good as well considering it was done in a room with light only from a desklamp on the carpet of my office. I should be on course for EXR Guildford, depending on how much time I can commit to The Honey Badger 3. Morale of the tale - don't have 4 robots in build/repair simultaneously. :P

    Tried mounting the loom in the robot, nearly fits but the removable link is too long so I'll need to cut it down to fit. New motor + wheels next week.
    Team Kaizen

    AW: Osu, Ikari, Ramu
    BW: Shu! (Build Thread)
    FW: The Honey Badger (Build Thread)
    MW: Kaizen (Build Thread)

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