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  • Tkd2612's Avatar
    3rd June 2019, 17:23
    Tkd2612 started a thread Heavyweight Flipper in Wanted
    I am looking to buy a heavyweight flipper. low pressure or high pressure i do not have a preference but low would be nice to start with front hinged or back hinged i would rather a back hinged but...
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  • HereticBlue's Avatar
    1st June 2019, 15:08
    Due to a house move, I'm having to downsize my 'to do list'/collection drastically. If anyone is interested in the stuff below, feel free to drop me a PM or give me a buzz on Facebook with an offer....
    2 replies | 549 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...
    3 replies | 163 view(s)
  • 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...
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  • EventorizonIan's Avatar
    1st June 2019, 05:50
    Hi folks, Round 4 of the Robodojo Featherweight Championship will be held on Sunday 28th July. Arrival/Tech Check 8:30, First Round 10:00 End by 17:00 Unit, 4 Lancaster Cl, Sherburn in Elmet,...
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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...
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  • shaneteamtilly's Avatar
    7th June 2019, 12:59
    We at Techno Events are proud to bring Back a event in Scotland. This will hopeful be the first of many that we go in Scotland and we want to make the following for this sport popular again in...
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  • 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...
    0 replies | 61 view(s)
  • maddox10's Avatar
    Today, 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.
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  • shakesc's Avatar
    Today, 12:35
    I've used lots of the propdrives, happy with them
    3 replies | 163 view(s)
  • AdamST180's Avatar
    Today, 09:53
    Big help thanks, i did look but couldnt find it lol
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  • Shakey's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 16170 view(s)
  • AdamST180's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:18
    Ordered "Electronics for Dummies" so can get into all this again so know what im doing :lol:
    110 replies | 16170 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 | 16170 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:...
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  • 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...
    110 replies | 16170 view(s)
  • 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 | 16170 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?
    110 replies | 16170 view(s)
  • 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 | 16170 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...
    110 replies | 16170 view(s)
  • 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...
    110 replies | 16170 view(s)
  • 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 | 16170 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 | 16170 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 | 16170 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 | 365 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 | 294 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...
    95 replies | 10537 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...
    95 replies | 10537 view(s)
  • 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...
    5 replies | 294 view(s)
  • 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....
    95 replies | 10537 view(s)
  • 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...
    95 replies | 10537 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...
    95 replies | 10537 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 | 839 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
    3 replies | 163 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...
    6 replies | 839 view(s)
  • 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...
    46 replies | 5166 view(s)
  • James Williams's Avatar
    7th June 2019, 17:36
    Sorry about your floor! :oops: Looking forward to the new one. Is the floor going to be all one piece this time?
    95 replies | 10537 view(s)
  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    7th June 2019, 15:37
    As this hasn't been commented on yet, I can confirm the gearboxes are the same, its just a change to the specification rating of the motor. Turned out i have a 10.8v rated set too and just...
    6 replies | 839 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th June 2019, 14:33
    Oooh, I'll hold you to that one :P I know Luke (Bad Wolf on here) does do advertising for BotFest as well. Hopefully. :D It'll run this Saturday come what may but for RL Grantham, it really...
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  • Scarrosaki's Avatar
    7th June 2019, 14:15
    Sounds good, hopefully Jibril will soon be fighting fit and gremlin-free. if you need any help with publicising the next BotFest event on the various social medias etc let me know btw, would be...
    95 replies | 10537 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    7th June 2019, 12:52
    Hahhaa, will do. I've been wavering about going to EXR Guildford, RL Grantham and EXR Bolton but I think I'll be able to. If Jibil's refit with the new gearbox doesn't take too long (I should have it...
    95 replies | 10537 view(s)
  • McMullet's Avatar
    6th June 2019, 16:56
    The pink scythe looks suitably intimidating. Keep up the good work! :)
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    6th June 2019, 12:50
    Jibril I've tested the rebuilt axe mechanism and it's... fine... for now. It really will be better on the two stage gearbox as at the moment, it is a little "undertorqued" but then again, the high...
    95 replies | 10537 view(s)
  • typhoon_driver's Avatar
    6th June 2019, 10:51
    typhoon_driver replied to a thread Heavyweight Flipper in Wanted
    Hate to be that guy but you'll struggle to find much cheaper.
    5 replies | 294 view(s)
  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    5th June 2019, 08:19
    Yeah it has a reasonable amount of speed behind it, maybe not as nippy as a standard drill motor setup but it's more controllable. Downside is that I finished it then stuck it on the scales, only...
    46 replies | 5166 view(s)
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