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  • chompalot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:08
    chompalot replied to a thread Beetle Chompalt in Beetleweights
    Cheers McMullet, Robot Wars was fun. I was thnking of little nibbles or 8 bit, something as I dont think it's going to be doing much chomping. How about 2 nibbles? as 2 nibbles makes a byte. I've not...
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:08
    agree, let the front edge scrape along the floor. You may even want to try determin the angle to cut the side wedges too so they run as close as to the floor as you can calculate - i tried tat but...
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  • cjsowry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:10
    I will add, i don't check in regularly with the FRA forums, So best and easiest way is via Facebook. Team page or Personal.
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  • cjsowry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:56
    SOLD.! I have too many robots and need room and cash for more robots. Lazerbeam is fully working and would be ideal for a new roboteer or someone looking to get their foot in the door with...
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  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    30th November 2021, 20:20
    Just let the front scrape. Not only will it make it easier to get under opponents and save weight, but it will also help dampen the steering/control slightly, as sometimes having a really...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    30th November 2021, 10:35
    I used to use ball castors in The Honey Badger and they never lasted. I find that off the shelf things like that tend not to in the arena.
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  • Supermotolew's Avatar
    30th November 2021, 09:49
    Hi Sam and Lucy, ok great makes sense mines also in 125mm wheels, raked with the front scraping i toyed with the idea of running a ball castor but they seme heavy, might put a nylon pad or simmiler,...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    29th November 2021, 23:07
    Azriel is sightly bigger all around than your design and is raked with the front scraping along the floor and the rear raised. Sam is right in that there are some FWs that run really close to the...
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    29th November 2021, 18:33
    I think we have 10-15mm of clearance on Ensign Wedgeley Crusher (125mm wheels with 100mm of chassis). There are some extra bits that stick out underneath that can get him beached, but 18mm is way...
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    29th November 2021, 18:28
    McMullet replied to a thread Beetle Chompalt in Beetleweights
    I really enjoyed big Chompalot on RW. Look forward to seeing the mini version, the CAD looks great. Should it be called Chompalittle?
    6 replies | 220 view(s)
  • Supermotolew's Avatar
    28th November 2021, 18:38
    I think its back to the drawing board! I need to reduce the height by 5-10 mm to let it drive inverted doh! Thats with about 18mm ground clearance on the bottom. If i can reduce that by half it might...
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  • Supermotolew's Avatar
    28th November 2021, 10:30
    Cheers Sam! Its been a learning curve! Today i test fitted a front armour peice, it could do with being 2 mm or so higher, i also 3d prinded a motor mount these go top and botom normally but ive...
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  • chompalot's Avatar
    27th November 2021, 22:53
    chompalot replied to a thread Beetle Chompalt in Beetleweights
    After watching a few Bugglebots episodes on You Tube I think I may have to rethink my initial idea with somthing a bit more robust to able to stand up to all those spinners!
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    27th November 2021, 16:22
    Looks great Lew, really neat idea to prototype in MDF! Look forward to seeing how it shapes up. You just need a SRiMech for your camera!
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  • chompalot's Avatar
    26th November 2021, 22:31
    chompalot replied to a thread Beetle Chompalt in Beetleweights
    I've spent a little time on the CAD system in between work, just to try and get a concept and here's what I have so far. A bit light on actual details
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  • chompalot's Avatar
    26th November 2021, 21:09
    chompalot replied to a thread Beetle Chompalt in Beetleweights
    Thanks for the reply, but I don't fancy the fingertech wheels, so I'll continue my search. I did 3D print some wheels a few years ago and then cast some rubbery tyres onto them. The hubs in the...
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  • Supermotolew's Avatar
    26th November 2021, 19:30
    Hey Lucy! Ive never actually seen a featherweight before so im kind of making it up as i go but its ablout 380mm wide 110mm high 400mm long. The wooden model above is exactly half as the thing os...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    26th November 2021, 17:21
    Looks very compact, neat loooking (and upside down :P ) What is the overall dimensions of this going to be in the end do you reckon?
    15 replies | 474 view(s)
  • Supermotolew's Avatar
    26th November 2021, 09:56
    Ok so ive had some more good progress last night, ive popped out a few more mdf dummys on the cnc. its been usefull i can see i need to make pockets on the inner weapon plate im just awaiting a 5050...
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