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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 12:54
    This I can attest to. Azriel took damage from Get Shrekt when it was hit front on, taking out a 6mm polycarbonate wedge (and I seem to recall Azriel was turned over by Get Shrekt as well from either...
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  • mrsam's Avatar
    Today, 12:29
    As sympathetic as I am to the damage, nobody forces anyone else to go into these melees. I think if you’re testing your new robot then an ER melee is the worst place you can do this. With regards to...
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    Today, 11:49
    Retroman replied to a thread CNC machining parts in Antweights
    That’s... nice my dude, that is some impressive rpm for what looks like buttery smoothness, is it wrong to be excited to fight this already? I might need a novelty not to sacrifice to the vert...
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  • Eidg's Avatar
    Today, 11:35
    Hope you can repair your beautfiul bot. I wouldn`t want to fight in a rumble too. For sure there are good events in england too,witch are 1 :1 with fair drivers like the DRG event at facts.
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  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    Today, 10:35
    *whistles innocently* :uhoh: Looking good. Will be interesting to see how it performs as it should give a good idea of what the feather will be like. If it's any consolation, I'm not taking a...
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  • suvv's Avatar
    Today, 10:03
    neon runs at the heavyweight tip speed the weapon is just a monster for getting good engagement the only one of the 3 nasty verts in the uk running anyware near 250 is blunt force trauma at 214 and...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 08:34
    Ocracoke replied to a thread CNC machining parts in Antweights
    Damn that sounds impressive. I'll have to get my Horizontal spinner working to face off against this.
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  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:31
    TechAUmNu replied to a thread CNC machining parts in Antweights
    Sounds great! I get all my profiles done at kcut.
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  • 5upercrab's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:22
    5upercrab replied to a thread CNC machining parts in Antweights
    Yeah I did contemplate water cutting, with a different assembly method. £96 for the two in the end. Ummed and ahhed over cheaper ways but figured the hours of labour that would go into them would be...
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  • team death's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:09
    I have to agree with Nat 100%, Jonno's events are for a paying audience and they love destruction and there would be calls for money back if Robots were just shoving each other around. I...
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:31
    I dont think they had the pre show FW battles at this event, perhaps timing was tight before the show to get everything ready. CSB its a shame about your bot, I saw you before the show, and i still...
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  • Eidg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:21
    Eidg replied to a thread Uplift (BW Elevate) in Beetleweights
    Looks interesting might work.
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  • firefly1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:12
    firefly1 replied to a thread CNC machining parts in Antweights
    Where do you go to waterjet/lasercut? I doubt k-kut would hand me those prices Euan
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  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:31
    TechAUmNu replied to a thread CNC machining parts in Antweights
    If you wanted to waterjet/laser that you would need to split the flat part with the bolt holes and then bolt it onto the other part. You won't get the same precision that you get with machining them...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:44
    I don't disagree with that proposition but there are only so many slots you can have in a show. Accommodating 3 weight classes is the issue here. I know EXR were running Featherweight fun time warm...
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  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:23
    Generally accepted tip speed on FW is 250mph, but that really doesn't help. If your blade has very high MOI it doesn't really matter what the tip speed is. I think the limit should be left alone...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:36
    When I was last at Maidstone in 2017, there were two FW melees per show, not one and so the choice to not fight a spinner was there. I suspect that to include Middleweights, this might be why it was...
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  • TeamKnightshade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:03
    As someone who's bot got smashed too, I can agree with you on this. Weapon of choice was never intended to put up with such punishment, but we had to fight whatever went in the arena or we couldn't...
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  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:12
    That's an understatement.
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  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:08
    So I have been working on a BW version of Elevate based on the experience I gained with it at the various events it's been at over the last year. It is now at a point where I have started building...
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  • TechAUmNu's Avatar
    21st October 2019, 23:23
    Well that was a blood bath.
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  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    21st October 2019, 21:34
    Video of the fight:
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  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    21st October 2019, 21:31
    Well, I guess this will be my 'fight report' for Extreme Robots Maidstone, not that there is much to really talk about. The day started off great got a spot in the pits got to see the other robots as...
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  • DaveB's Avatar
    21st October 2019, 19:47
    That's great. Thank you all for the advice and encouragement. Now you mention it I recall the need for a cradle and will get on the case although unlikely to win any prizes! Similarly, it should be...
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  • team death's Avatar
    21st October 2019, 16:13
    Upon closer inspection it appears the sprocket on the drive motor of Danger UXB was probably meshing against the wheel sprocket causing the horrible noise so you were right Sam. When I first...
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  • scott's Avatar
    21st October 2019, 13:20
    Looking forward to seeing it in Edinburgh! I second the cable-tie around the link, my link housing is a couple of cable ties so it makes it easy to find the link when it disappears inside the robot....
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  • firefly1's Avatar
    21st October 2019, 12:50
    It looks like a great well thought out first build!! 3mm aluminum (grade dependendant) will hold up well in beetleweights but I wouldnt expect it to last more than an event, maybe two at a strech....
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    21st October 2019, 00:41
    Oh I was wrong... so wrong with this one... So far, this year, I've clocked 4,086 miles, not including the BotFest events which is reasonably close to me. Cheltenham is a weekend thing, so...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    21st October 2019, 00:08
    In my Beetleweight robots, I have been known to glue down my removable links to the body but in The Honey Badger, I clamped it down with a small cut of polycarbonate. The XT60 connector in that needs...
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  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 22:55
    To echo what others have said, that is a great effort for a first build, well done. Using a piece of velcro to hold the link/fuse in place is fine; I always put a piece of duct tape over the link...
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  • 5upercrab's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 20:46
    5upercrab replied to a thread CNC machining parts in Antweights
    So an update on this. Got a quote for two of them for less than that original quote... Machining4u in the end. Quick lashup on a drill to test the balance and they are sweet as a nut. Just a few...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 19:26
    The trouble with Robodojo is that it is on a Sunday and I am generally not available on Sundays otherwise I would come. I've also not got a functional featherweight at the moment as Azriel is in bits...
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  • team death's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 19:04
    Oh disaster Lucy! 560 miles for 1 minute! on the plus side you did get a few chances to get your Robot to run. I remember Robot Wars series-you did not get a second chance-if it didn't go you were...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 19:04
    Yup. Staggered into the house and had a long tea. I've definitely had a tough year, especially with this MW robot. I think what it is comes down to a few factors. The biggest one is that I am...
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  • James Williams's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 18:30
    Argh, this is harsh just to read, let alone go through. Why is it always you? Meteorite has a recurring issue with the grub screw one one side coming loose on one side. This happened at Colchester...
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 17:21
    Yeah true, same with non-spinning Binky making up the numbers some of the time...
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 17:20
    Yikes. I bet you needed a couple of <your preferred therapeutic beverages> after that. :( Sorry to hear you had such a frustrating weekend. Sounds like you have a definitive picture of what needs...
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  • DaveB's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 16:38
    Thanks all, that's really helpful. We'll have a look again at the fuse holder attachment. A couple of screws and clamp sound like a better solution. Perhaps a bit keen to get finished! I think...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 15:56
    EXR Maidstone 2019 Maidstone happened. It was a 3am get up and didn't get home until midnight with 3 hours sleep behind me (though I had 14 hours the night before). I think this wins the award at...
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 15:42
    All where sportman legal, Al doesnt use hydraulic if asked not too in Sportmans
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 13:58
    You're braver than me... Though we are hoping to put together a full combat machine next year sometime. The mix of robots and numbers in full combat and sportsman is pretty random tbh, last time...
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 13:42
    Looks great! Congrats on your first build and hope it does well in Edinburgh. I think it's been covered pretty well already, but I've also seen both fuses as links and velcro covers. The key thing...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 13:16
    Welcome to the forum! Nice looking bot. Fuses as links is OK, I've seen this in the Featherweight class. 3mm aluminium will stand up to most things in a BW arena, better than mine did :P
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  • DaveB's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 11:10
    Thanks. Ordered the aluminium from metals4u but didn't know there were different grades. I imagine the proof of the pudding will be in the arena. We're now looking forward to seeing how it gets on...
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 10:41
    Yeah, the position of the the link is spot on there my dude, and to be honest we are talking shaving a few grams, it's probably more of a last ditch effort ha Depending on which aluminium you've...
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  • DaveB's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 09:42
    Thanks both. Its encouraging to know we're not too far off. The fuse holder is a medium sized one we picked up in Halfords. Its the first thing in line of the positive side after the battery which I...
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  • James Williams's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 09:21
    Hi David Firstly, I don't see using velcro to hold the link in place being an issue, however if a tech checker hypothetically did take issue with it then you would be allowed to simply remove...
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  • Albear's Avatar
    20th October 2019, 00:06
    Welcome! That looks like a really solid effort for a first go, you should be pleased! I've seen fuses being used as links in smaller classes but someone with a bit more experience may be able to...
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  • Retroman's Avatar
    19th October 2019, 23:23
    As far as I know, The fuse being the link is acceptable (I do this with my ants and have designed it into my feather) so long as removal renders the robot dead you should be fine, and the rules...
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  • DaveB's Avatar
    19th October 2019, 21:50
    Hello there, This is our first post on the site so wanted to say hello. Have been following some of the threads here with interest and have picked up lots of great information. After going to see an...
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