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  • Shooty's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:55
    FOLLOW-UP: This video from Team Saint covers a few extra tips for HDPE cutting. the blade being used here will likely be too big for many cuts necessary, especially at lower weight classes, but the...
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  • Shooty's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:46
    So I've been working fairly non-stop on beetleweights and featherweights for the past two years, and each of my builds have involved robots almost entirely constructed out of HDPE. I have a lot to...
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  • team death's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:24
    If your wheels are plastic you will have to bolt the sprocket on and you will need to be very accurate because any up and down movement due to misalignment or side ways wobble will cause the...
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  • para1yz3r's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:02
    Ok, think I got it mostly sorted now. just one last thing, how would you go about attaching the sprocket to the wheel and can anyone reccomend a good place to get appropriate sprockets?
    7 replies | 109 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:41
    Where possible you should use a single axle for strength and even on my feathers I don't go less a 25mm axle for the simple reason if you get flipped 6 feet in the air-your wheels and thus the...
    7 replies | 109 view(s)
  • para1yz3r's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:24
    but wouldnt the wheel rub against whatever part of the robot the bolt is going through and cause friction?
    7 replies | 109 view(s)
  • MattLampitt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:04
    Because the bolt head or a nylock Nut is on the end.. I give it about 1mm
    7 replies | 109 view(s)
  • para1yz3r's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:32
    Thx for the answer, but how do you make sure the wheels dont move side to side on the axle?
    7 replies | 109 view(s)
  • MattLampitt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:29
    I use m8 high tensile bolts as my fixed wheel axels for belt drive. It hasn’t let me down. Only time they bent was when it got a direct hit from a spinner. Still considering upping to m10 though.
    7 replies | 109 view(s)
  • HereticBlue's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:22
    Sorry for the late update, all of the above are now sold. We have some extra parts to add in here since they were originally used in Bonfire! If you are interested in these or have any questions,...
    3 replies | 601 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:15
    Jibril So the gearbox sides have been cut and the gears are on the shaft for Jibril but I've yet to make any head way in actually building it. Given the now tight timelines to RL Grantham, I may not...
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  • para1yz3r's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:11
    Hi, am in the process of laying out a CAD plan for a wip robot and was wondering what the best way to mount the axles for a chain drive system? thanks in advance, Ben
    7 replies | 109 view(s)
  • widow_twanky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:03
    Traditionally I've always used something like Loctite 401 for magnets. I had read people were using epoxy for holding them in on brushless motors. Wondered if there was any reason for this such as...
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  • maddox10's Avatar
    15th June 2019, 14:34
    The NTM 5060 is a very useable motor. But I tend to "ruggedize" them with glue for the magnets, and epoxy for the cable lead entrance.
    4 replies | 261 view(s)
  • shakesc's Avatar
    15th June 2019, 12:35
    I've used lots of the propdrives, happy with them
    4 replies | 261 view(s)
  • AdamST180's Avatar
    15th June 2019, 09:53
    Big help thanks, i did look but couldnt find it lol
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  • Shakey's Avatar
    14th June 2019, 13:22
    If it helps I dug up the F2 data sheet (Still on the store, just tucked away): https://nutsandbots.co.uk/ftds/
    110 replies | 16459 view(s)
  • AdamST180's Avatar
    14th June 2019, 09:18
    Ordered "Electronics for Dummies" so can get into all this again so know what im doing :lol:
    110 replies | 16459 view(s)
  • AdamST180's Avatar
    13th June 2019, 15:22
    Will test with the drill battery i think then as already got that and then once its running can at least then change to lipos, thanks for the help guys, I will get there eventually :lol:
    110 replies | 16459 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th June 2019, 13:32
    So the parts for the two stage reduction have arrived and I'll be cutting up the HDPE for both the gearbox and Azriel tonight. It did however strike me that I had forgotten the bearings! Bleh, they...
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    13th June 2019, 12:02
    I'd say the drill battery will be fine for testing, but ultimately I would say yeah, just get a lipo and put a fuse in. We use one of these in Ensign Wedgeley Crusher:...
    110 replies | 16459 view(s)
  • AdamST180's Avatar
    13th June 2019, 11:56
    So ignore the drill battery and just get a known lipo and fuse will be better? Dont want to risk frying the ESC as cost a lot lol
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    13th June 2019, 11:54
    I think the original Haynes manual just uses one of the batteries, which should be fine for testing that it works and a bit of driving around. The battery itself might have some overcurrent...
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  • Scarrosaki's Avatar
    13th June 2019, 11:41
    If you're using the Argos drill batteries and motors, would recommend just running a single battery to start with until you're happy with the wiring before thinking about adding a second battery in...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th June 2019, 11:14
    You would need to wire it up in series (for increased voltage) or in parallel (for increased capacity) to get power to the ESC.
    110 replies | 16459 view(s)
  • AdamST180's Avatar
    13th June 2019, 11:11
    Sounds good, i can follow that :) does the ESC have inputs for both batteries? Or would i wire them up in series?
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  • Scarrosaki's Avatar
    13th June 2019, 11:02
    Feathertwo is very simple setup, it basically goes: Battery -> link -> Feathertwo battery inputs (the single pair of red and black wires at one end) -> red pair to one motor, black pair to second...
    110 replies | 16459 view(s)
  • AdamST180's Avatar
    13th June 2019, 10:52
    Cheers guys, i keep looking at it but then giving up as no idea what im doing :lol: I have an ESC the Feathertwo, not worried about a weapon yet just trying to get it running on the ply base i...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    13th June 2019, 10:29
    Yes, Comet uses the 30A versions of the ESC. Not the same weight class but Jibril uses 10AWG wire with a pair of 4S 4200mAh LiFe batteries to drive both the drive and the Scythe (should probably...
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    13th June 2019, 10:21
    Hey, glad your going to be getting underway wth the robot again. Comet, a FW robot uses the argos battery to power the robot. Is a good starting point, considering you would have 2 batteries from...
    110 replies | 16459 view(s)
  • Scarrosaki's Avatar
    13th June 2019, 10:04
    BristolBotBuilders put a nice little guide up, go to the 'Drive Circuit' section on https://bristolbotbuilders.com/guides.html Would recommend reading through the entire guide as well though.
    110 replies | 16459 view(s)
  • AdamST180's Avatar
    13th June 2019, 10:00
    As my A level electronics course was a long time ago im trying to refresh my knowledge on electrics, can anyone recommend a good website or book i can use? Need basic wiring diagrams etc as got all...
    110 replies | 16459 view(s)
  • Davarius's Avatar
    13th June 2019, 06:41
    Hello! I've decided to try a co2 flipper after building a few HPA ones, but I'm having some trouble making some calculations. For example, let's say I'm using a full pressure system that includes a...
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  • Davarius's Avatar
    12th June 2019, 04:15
    Hello! I've decided to try a co2 flipper after building a few HPA ones, but I'm having some trouble making some calculations. For example, let's say I'm using a full pressure system that includes a...
    0 replies | 118 view(s)
  • joebrown's Avatar
    11th June 2019, 14:16
    Hi! This is happening this Sunday and everyone is welcome, no sign ups required, bring your ants, come bodge a bodgebot :)
    1 replies | 389 view(s)
  • firefly1's Avatar
    11th June 2019, 12:38
    firefly1 replied to a thread Heavyweight Flipper in Wanted
    Yeah you might need a bigger budget for a heavy flipper.
    5 replies | 320 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th June 2019, 16:58
    I was talking with Gareth (of Trolley Rage) about this and he suggested something very similar. In terms of an controller for axes, I guess you would want it to be a on-off affair to get maximum...
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  • team death's Avatar
    10th June 2019, 16:38
    In that case you are probably correct, I had two of those blow on my featherweight drive they seemed fine when not under load but they are poor performers compared to the 60 ESC. You might be...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    10th June 2019, 16:02
    I think you are referring to the 60A dual channel ESC? I am talking about the 40A single channel ESC, which is the next one down from the 60A. The 60A dual channel is a far more reliable controller...
    96 replies | 10806 view(s)
  • team death's Avatar
    10th June 2019, 15:27
    I use the same ESC in my Heavyweight so I would disagree that it's not suitable for a middleweight. Your probably not even 60 kg compared to my 110 so it must be something else. I would look...
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  • Anttazz's Avatar
    10th June 2019, 09:24
    Anttazz replied to a thread Heavyweight Flipper in Wanted
    ^^^ I've already been this guy. It looks like a crowdfunding effort too...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    9th June 2019, 17:33
    I think the ESC just isn't suitable for MWs full stop. It is a neat controller but it is too fragile in terms of the components out of the box but the high gearing will definitely not be helping....
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    9th June 2019, 17:00
    Getting up at 4AM... I admire your dedication to the cause! I think I could manage staying up until 4AM. Sounds like a bit of a frustrating day. :( Any idea why the ESC keeps konking out? Is it...
    96 replies | 10806 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    9th June 2019, 15:12
    Yes, the new floor is going to be a one piece affair. Looking at 900mm squared 6mm polycarbonate at the moment, still not finalised the design just yet. EXR Guilford 2019 So Jibril went to EXR...
    96 replies | 10806 view(s)
  • Al_'s Avatar
    8th June 2019, 18:36
    I've not done any proper testing, but I have a mix of these and the 12v ones in Plastic Fantastic and they look about the same speed at full throttle with the bot under no load sat in the cradle....
    6 replies | 859 view(s)
  • Theo's Avatar
    8th June 2019, 18:18
    Theo replied to a thread Featherweight Motors in Featherweights
    Hey! I'm no brushless expert, but I've seen many brushless contraptions use the Propdrive 5060 without many issues, can't voich for the Turningy one
    4 replies | 261 view(s)
  • widow_twanky's Avatar
    8th June 2019, 17:44
    OK, finally got this whole brushless speed controller thing working (Stand back and awaits blue smoke and flames to start billowing out from places i didn't know smoke could billow out of!). What do...
    4 replies | 261 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    8th June 2019, 12:33
    Has anyone tested any of them side-by-side? I was going to try measuring coil resistance on my supposed 10.8 V ones but it's too low on a normal meter, so I might try a 4-wire setup if someone with...
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    8th June 2019, 12:00
    Doesn't sound like much but I suspect 400 g means quite a lot of holes... I decided to have a look at the motors today, partly to see if I could measure the coil resistance usefully with my teensy...
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  • Spikygoat's Avatar
    7th June 2019, 19:06
    *SOLD* Selling my little antweight flipper. Built by Alex Shakespeare, this also includes battery, lipo bag and rx/tx, so ready to run. Great condition, never seen a real fight but has flipped...
    0 replies | 199 view(s)
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