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  • Bad Wolf's Avatar
    12th August 2020, 22:05
    Ill be there as usual :) Can't wait! Bad Wolf
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    12th August 2020, 09:21
    Yes, you should be able to update your response to the form with the extra name(s) if you need to.
    30 replies | 3089 view(s)
  • Mr Manuva27's Avatar
    12th August 2020, 09:20
    Signed up! I've only listed Crumbs as my robot for the event on the form. If I manage to build another one before the event, am I ok to re-register that one too?
    30 replies | 3089 view(s)
  • voyanuitoa's Avatar
    12th August 2020, 09:09
    I’ve submitted my entry, look forward to seeing everyone there.
    30 replies | 3089 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    12th August 2020, 08:53
    Here we go: Location St. Lukes Church Poulton Wallasey CH44 3BD Date 26th September 2020
    30 replies | 3089 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    12th August 2020, 08:25
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Competition in Live Events
    Robodojo is always based in Leeds so I wouldn't worry as much about a location not being lised for that.
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  • voyanuitoa's Avatar
    11th August 2020, 22:36
    voyanuitoa replied to a thread Competition in Live Events
    According to the Bristol Bot Builders UK calendar, https://bristolbotbuilders.com/calendar.html there may be a RoboDojo FW Sportsman event at the end of September, but considering no location is...
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    11th August 2020, 22:01
    Roboteernat replied to a thread Competition in Live Events
    I dont think there is a scheduled event in the UK yet that is for Feathers. However, the additon of the BBB sportsman arena for feathers should add some closer fights for next year. I think main...
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  • Team Gremlin's Avatar
    11th August 2020, 20:23
    Team Gremlin started a thread Competition in Live Events
    Evening all, does any one know of any up coming featherweight comps happening anytime soon? Cheers lukas.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    11th August 2020, 10:14
    OK, so I've heard back from the church and they are OK with this. Details to follow shortly.
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    10th August 2020, 11:52
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    Something like neophyte, that kind of box two wheel lifter, but plan to make it out of hdpe but try to make it compact for Armour. still need to get the speed controller, relay, lipo then wires...
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  • Shooty's Avatar
    10th August 2020, 09:59
    Shooty replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    Hi there! You sound like you're in a very similar position to the one I was in back in 2017. When I started out, I only really had a drill and some basic saws, and wanted to make a linear actuator...
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    10th August 2020, 08:21
    threaded inserts work fine for lids just nothing that will be taking spinner hits, so main frame, Armour panels etc another method is using threaded aluminum blocks (like pulsar/magnetar), it is a...
    10 replies | 285 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th August 2020, 00:05
    Ocracoke replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    Personally, I use threaded inserts for the lid of my FW these days but you could use barrel nuts I am sure.
    10 replies | 285 view(s)
  • BCartz's Avatar
    10th August 2020, 00:01
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    so would you recommend to use l brackets and barrel nuts to hold the chassis and then different one for the top panels as they are going to be coming on and off or just continue with barrel nuts?
    10 replies | 285 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    9th August 2020, 23:27
    Ocracoke replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    Hey there, welcome to the forum! In addition to the aforementioned threaded inserts and barrel nuts, L shaped brackets I find also work on the internal structure of the robot if only to offer...
    10 replies | 285 view(s)
  • BCartz's Avatar
    9th August 2020, 18:44
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    its a linear actuator lifter bot, tools will probably be bog standard tools like power drills and saws as have no electrical or mechanical history. it will probably end up going against spinners at...
    10 replies | 285 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    9th August 2020, 18:10
    hi and welcome, i got 2 questions and 2 suggestions and some advice , 1 what type of robot are you planning to make? 2 What tools do you have access to? i would highly suggest reading as many...
    10 replies | 285 view(s)
  • BCartz's Avatar
    9th August 2020, 17:30
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    cheers, would i need nuts for these or are the just more secure screws? robodojo whilst i plan to do in the future is a bit of a travel as from kent
    10 replies | 285 view(s)
  • sean retro's Avatar
    9th August 2020, 17:14
    sean retro replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    Welcome, these insert nuts works well with HDPE. https://www.screwfix.com/p/insert-nuts-type-d-m6-x-20mm-50-pack/61859 Also depending on where you live, Robodojo will be a good place to test it...
    10 replies | 285 view(s)
  • BCartz's Avatar
    9th August 2020, 10:07
    BCartz started a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    So after years of watching robot wars and live events, and a global pandemic, ive decided to build my first ever bot using the hayes manual as a guide. ive got some parts and hope to build a wooden...
    10 replies | 285 view(s)
  • THomas weatherley's Avatar
    8th August 2020, 16:24
    I was there for robodojo antweight and beetleweight minimeet and honestly it was really well done only one person opening and closing the doors for the arena and cleaning the area doors and top area...
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  • team death's Avatar
    7th August 2020, 17:31
    Hi Lucy In my view Robodojo was very professional regarding social distancing and the competitors were sensible-the only close encounters were a metre apart which you might get at any...
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  • voyanuitoa's Avatar
    7th August 2020, 17:08
    I'm currently looking through the rules on Grassroots sports, to see if that could apply....
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  • James Williams's Avatar
    7th August 2020, 17:02
    At Dojo we all except 1 of the pit tables were indoors, but everyone kept 2m apart. Also we brought our own toiletries etc & took our rubbish home with us. If you want I can forward you the...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th August 2020, 16:47
    I've asked the church and they seem to be OK with it but I am struggling to get my head around the laws in effect at the moment. The law states that upto 30 people may meet indoors with no specific...
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  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    6th August 2020, 19:19
    That's true.
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    6th August 2020, 18:21
    protects them more, if you have another neon style event you be able to keep driving tho without one set of wheels
    447 replies | 116670 view(s)
  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    6th August 2020, 17:00
    It's doable, but why?
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    6th August 2020, 14:05
    ah yes i saw this get suggested to be me on you-tube, only thing to be aware about is that parts of this robot could be rather out of data, also looking at it some of construction it could bend...
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  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    6th August 2020, 13:04
    tbh i would try to get the single stage to the front
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  • voyanuitoa's Avatar
    5th August 2020, 16:23
    Any news from the Church, dates or procedure wise?
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  • Iestyn's Avatar
    5th August 2020, 13:35
    First, let me (very briefly) introduce myself: My name is Iestyn, I'm from the Netherlands and have so far built two featherweights together with my brother-in-law. Now on to the important stuff:...
    1 replies | 169 view(s)
  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    5th August 2020, 12:59
    Updated CAD of CSB 2.1 trying out a version using the old drive set up and thicker side panels. The two different drive setups. The left side is a copy of CSB 2.0's drive set up...
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  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    5th August 2020, 12:23
    Like I said to Andy this is a rather old version of the cad the belts was basically running on wider pulleys on one side but the updated version has it basically running the pulleys like in CSB 2.0,...
    447 replies | 116670 view(s)
  • Maxamuslead's Avatar
    5th August 2020, 11:55
    Two questions one how belts gonna work as they are all on tye same side, two what gearboxes you using ?
    447 replies | 116670 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    5th August 2020, 10:58
    Hiya, I am currently awaiting one of these drills to make a mount for them. Send me a Dm :-) Note these are 2 speed drills so they need locking off to one speed. Again this is something I hope to...
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  • Dw6345's Avatar
    5th August 2020, 09:21
    Hi I’ve just started my first ever featherweight I’ve seen these drills pretty cheap thought they might be of interest to people. Also, if anyone is already using them where and/or who do they get...
    13 replies | 1676 view(s)
  • Coolspeedbot's Avatar
    4th August 2020, 16:10
    Thanks, really need to post the updated design here, as I've been tweaking the design a lot. Sadly Robodojo is too far for me to get to from Dover. Fingers crossed once this pandemic is over and I've...
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  • Andy's Avatar
    4th August 2020, 14:00
    New design looks great! Also going back to the previous posts a bit, Robodojo is a great place to fight for feathers without going into big melees if it isn't too far north for you.
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    3rd August 2020, 15:49
    Yeah, sorry i ha my featherweight head on, yes ants have a 4inch cube rule, BBB have bigger dimensions for some of their bogebot buils - check the bbb web pages for those, but beetle up dont.
    206 replies | 58628 view(s)
  • Kenny's Avatar
    3rd August 2020, 13:27
    Kenny replied to a thread For Sale : Various Parts in For Sale
    Andy the propdrives are available (tried to PM you but your inbox is full) replied to all PM messages
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    3rd August 2020, 12:42
    pm sent
    6 replies | 625 view(s)
  • Andy's Avatar
    3rd August 2020, 12:02
    Andy replied to a thread For Sale : Various Parts in For Sale
    Hey mate, i'll take 2 of the 5060 270kv propdrives if they are still available?
    6 replies | 625 view(s)
  • MrkLeigh's Avatar
    3rd August 2020, 08:47
    MrkLeigh replied to a thread For Sale : Various Parts in For Sale
    Hi Kenny, do you still have the P61's?
    6 replies | 625 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    2nd August 2020, 21:26
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    As Nat says, there isn't any (unlike the AW class which does) for Feathers, so long as it can fit in the door :P
    206 replies | 58628 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    2nd August 2020, 20:54
    There isnt a restriction really with dimensions, just the bigger you make it, then thinner or less weight you have free for armour.
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  • Outlaw's Avatar
    2nd August 2020, 20:03
    Outlaw replied to a thread Project Squirrel in Featherweights
    So, a genuine concern popped up in my head earlier, and I'm just wishing to know... are there any dimensional rules I have to follow? Like, having to be under a certain width/height/length? If so,...
    206 replies | 58628 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    1st August 2020, 16:23
    I can navigate using the other TX but since the Chinese one has fewer options per page than the English it can be awkward.
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