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Thread: Featherweight build

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    I've decided to throw my hat in the featherweight ring, and was wondering if anyone could recommend a good ESC? The plan is to just build a simple two wheel wedge.

    I plan on running E30-400 motors.

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    There is the featherTwo by Shakey, but there are programmable ones including hobbywing escs and the good ol TZ85A. Sadly the TZs are discontinued.

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    Hi all, I am also starting my first build Featherweight, can anyone recommend drive motor size please? Looking at two axles with one motor to each. Also what sort of min speed should I be considering for the robot in the arena?
    Many thanks

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    Drill motors are a good place to start since they come with the gearbox already attached. There are alternatives, such as the Gimson 13.7:1 motors I use in The Honey Badger robots, which are based around the "775" motors, gives decent speed and power for the size.
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    Would these batteries work?
    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/zippy-co...pack-xt90.html

    I'm building a simple wedge and would also like to know if these are ok, would one do it or should I run two or more?

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    yes but if you are running drill motors about half that capacity would do you fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakesc View Post
    yes but if you are running drill motors about half that capacity would do you fine
    My plan is to run Ampflow E30-400's.

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    Those are way too big for a FW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anttazz View Post
    Those are way too big for a FW
    for drive they are pushing it for brushed motors, for weapon there is no such thing XD

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    assuming your wanting to run these motors for drive - 2 axles, then thats 5.4kg with just the motors not to mention gearboxes

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