• Fighting Robots Association 2012 Featherweight Awards

    Results of the FRA Featherweight Awards 2012 as voted by members of the community


    Best Design

    Nominees

    Carcinus
    Explosion
    540
    Murphies Law

    Winner

    540

    Best Engineered

    Nominees

    Venom
    Cobalt
    NST

    Winner

    Cobalt

    Best Newcomer

    Nominees

    Cobalt
    Galactus
    Flow!
    TS2

    Winner

    Galactus

    Best Driver

    Nominees

    Grant Cooper
    John Findlay
    Trevor Wright
    Will Thomas

    Winners

    Grant Cooper and Trevor Wright

    Most Innovative

    Nominees

    LF3 (First electric flipper)
    Flow! (Most powerful featherweight flipper)
    Tormenta (Innovative use of materials)

    Winner

    LF3

    Outstanding Achievement

    Nominees

    Team Big Nipper (Always pushing the boundaries of what is possible to build)
    Team Tiberius (Incredible engineering and reliability)
    Team Beast (Unrivalled achievement record)

    Winner

    Team Big Nipper
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    RogueTwoRobots

    FW- Crash Course

    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

    RogueTwoRobots Today, 18:27 Go to last post
    McMullet

    FW- Crash Course

    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

    McMullet Today, 18:21 Go to last post
    Ocracoke

    FW- Crash Course

    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.

    Ocracoke Today, 18:17 Go to last post
    BCartz

    FW- Crash Course

    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

    BCartz Today, 17:56 Go to last post
    Ocracoke

    FW- Crash Course

    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

    Ocracoke Today, 16:59 Go to last post
    BCartz

    FW- Crash Course

    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

    BCartz Today, 15:13 Go to last post
    Ocracoke

    FW- Crash Course

    Usually yes. There are some that don't supply voltage to the receiver but they are relatively few and far between in my experience.

    Ocracoke Yesterday, 22:50 Go to last post
    RogueTwoRobots

    Drill driver gearbox assemblies for sale soon.

    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

    RogueTwoRobots Yesterday, 13:25 Go to last post