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  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    Today, 18:27
    The motor wires aren't polarity sensitive, there's no positive or negative motor wire. Just hook them up to the motor and if it spins the wrong way, flip them around.
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    Today, 18:21
    McMullet replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    I think the general deal with ESCs is the labelled + and - are for the battery to plug in (as they have to be in the right polarity - i.e., if you wire the ESC to the battery the wrong way the Magic...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 18:17
    Ocracoke replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    I would say the M1 and M2 wires are the motor wires then. It is logical to say that blue, in that arrangement, is positive.
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    Today, 17:56
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    yeah the m1 m2 is where the black and blue wire is, the escs never came with instructions or diagram. hope to have the chassis built by the end next week
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 16:59
    Ocracoke replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    You are correct about the grey wires being the aerials for the receiver. The blue wire on the ESC I think is the motor + wire, though worth checking a wiring diagram or instructions if supplied. What...
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    Today, 15:13
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    just because the receiver has 2 grey wires on the top but plastic tops so guessing they are Ariel, also guessing on the escs the blue wire is the positive wire
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:50
    Ocracoke replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    Usually yes. There are some that don't supply voltage to the receiver but they are relatively few and far between in my experience.
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  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:25
    Oh yeah, never rely on it being solid in the past as the screw mounts can crack/split/shear etc but it's nice just to be able to sit a motor/gearbox down on the workbench and not have to worry about...
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    2nd December 2020, 18:09
    Great stuff, thanks Nat. I don't see that being much of a problem the way things are/are heading!
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    2nd December 2020, 15:31
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    yeah was planning on having a little box built round it with some fireproof materiel surrounding it. just trying to get measurement to make sure my motors arent off center. guessing the receiver is...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    2nd December 2020, 15:21
    Ocracoke replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    Layout looks OK to me. For safety, I might suggest putting the LiPo in a battery box or secured down and in a fireproof bag.
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    2nd December 2020, 15:02
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    any changes or mistakes im making here at all
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    1st December 2020, 18:22
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    well once extreme robot can return if your at the maidstone one youd probably see me as thats the closest to me
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    1st December 2020, 18:03
    Ocracoke replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    All gotta learn somewhere! ;) Hope to see your creation in an arena one day.
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    1st December 2020, 17:25
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    ok, cheers for putting up with my non stop questions
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    1st December 2020, 17:17
    Ocracoke replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    For safety (and room to expand), I'd go with 2x LEDs
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    1st December 2020, 16:25
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    awesome cheers, so pretty much the receiver is powered by the escs, also my battery is 14.4v will i still need 2 or will 1 suffice?
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    1st December 2020, 15:37
    Ocracoke replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    Here you go. Missing from that diagram is the radio wires to the receiver. You'd typically cut the red wire on all but one of the radio wires from the ESC to the receiver so that it gets the...
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    1st December 2020, 15:31
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    could you provide a rough diagram for this please
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    1st December 2020, 15:23
    Ocracoke replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    To answer your questions: 1. Depends on the voltage from the batteries. If you are running, say a 18v battery, you'd want 2x 12v LEDs (or 2x 9v) in series so that the voltage across each LED is...
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    1st December 2020, 14:48
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    update time, the only things missing are grub screws and a led. other than that im ready to commence the build. just a final few questions (sorry for the annoyance) 1) would a 12v led do and is it...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    1st December 2020, 14:46
    Aww, thanks Sam! I guess I just needed to have been a bit more brave with interpreting my diagram. Still having a bit of a nightmare with the shaft to get the bearings onto and I still need to figure...
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    29th November 2020, 19:08
    Thank you for your replies, I’m still awaiting the spec of the motor ie the torque etc, however I’m pleased to say that testing on my setup seems to work as expected compared to my Argos ones. To...
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    29th November 2020, 15:55
    id be interested as well depending on price for future feathers
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    29th November 2020, 15:53
    Looking great Lucy. Impressive bit of precision garage engineering to get those lined up so nicely!
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    29th November 2020, 15:49
    Those look good Nat - we do have a stock of Argos drills but frankly I'd rather have a source of gearboxes/motors than have to keep pulling drills to bits and throwing a bunch of bits away, even if...
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  • COAESystems's Avatar
    29th November 2020, 12:56
    Hi Nat, I'd be interested in buying a pair of these, always handy to have spare featherweight parts! With the mounts as well.
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  • McMullet's Avatar
    25th November 2020, 18:40
    Zoom zoom! Looks great Chris.
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    23rd November 2020, 20:22
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    awesome, yeah you read correct, just wasn't sure if its 2 pieces of wire soldered at each connection or if it was done differently.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    23rd November 2020, 19:44
    Ocracoke replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    It is soldered through if I am understanding you correctly, at each end. In the photo I posted on page 3, the fuse is before the link, which has always worked for me but I don't think it...
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  • BCartz's Avatar
    23rd November 2020, 19:31
    BCartz replied to a thread FW- Crash Course in Featherweights
    Bought my fuse and maxi holder today, got a 70amp fuse as well to try. with lockdown restrictions possibly easing soon hopefully i can meet my dad and start this project. am i right in guessing the...
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  • RogueTwoRobots's Avatar
    23rd November 2020, 14:17
    Are they older style where the motor mounts to a faceplate and then the faceplate is screwed to the gearbox housing? Looks like it but just want to be sure, as I'm old school and don't like the...
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  • teamshock's Avatar
    22nd November 2020, 21:24
    teamshock started a thread Parts for sale in For Sale
    Been having a clear out in the shed so looking to shift some spare parts if anyone is interested. 2x 160mm dia aluminium wheels with sprockets- ex IA3/ Earthquake v1 3x 100w scooter motors 1x...
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  • Roboteernat's Avatar
    22nd November 2020, 11:44
    Additional*** I am also bringing in 18v versions of these too Hi all, I’m in the final stages of importing large quantity of drill driver gearboxes and Rs550 12v motors and 18v. Im just...
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