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    Unfortunatly i didnt have any tipples this weekend, well since glass of red last monday plus i was upstairs asleep at 5am
    I will have words with my cat, i recon he must have been wanting to play the fish cat game lol

    I do have some updates and after eaten lunch will update (with pictures too woo!)

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    image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgWell... that was a very long lunch break ahem....

    So update.

    I managed to machine my new main spar rib for the chassis, however it turns out I didn’t increase the length by 5mm to allow my electric Ram to fit nicely, so I may have to get some more material to machine some new spares, however having fitted this new one, it does feel a lot stronger and less prone to snapping in half...

    I have also ground down the 2 front plates for the wedge. I’m liking the angle of attack on them but still lacking effective mounting for them, need to machine some more aluminium bars for this. Job for tomorrow lunch maybe...

    The motor for the axe mech and the gears have been test fitted and it’s looking like a nice machine, however the gearing ratio may not be the bes being 1:5 so have to test and see what speed and power I get from it.

    My anti spark XT connector arrived so need to add that sim to the electronics and cut the hole out to mount the link connectors.
    With this goes mounting some extra wedge pieces to the side to allow the side armour to mount correctly.
    I will weld the front wedge to the side, so maintenance process will start from removing the side of hardox to get access.
    I like this as it also allows for several fixings to be made to the armour plates at different angles and places so it’s less likely to get ripped off.

    Still to do...
    Machine the base plate. I need to decide if I will add the 5mm into the rib as this will lbs affect the base plate.

    Add separating HdPE barrier and location hole for 5e battery. Currently single 4s 3300mah. Should be ok...

    Mount armours

    Make side mounts and thread

    Countersink all holes

    Remake the left hand thread bolts for mounting wheels as 8 need longer length.

    Oh and make axe, mount chain cogs and make bracket to mount weapon motor...

    Not much then...


    Light... I’m thinking of side-lighting some polycarbonate in the middle of the robot, so it glows a nice red or something but means the LEDs are away from danger but looks good.
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    Having 5e LEDs here however may not be seen if the Ram is fitted.
    May have to rethink this...

    Current weigh-in......

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    Surprisingly only 10.5kg!
    Plenty of room for bolts and some more HDPE panels, and base!
    Last edited by Roboteernat; 19th April 2018 at 22:50.

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