• Fighting Robots Association 2012 Heavyweight Awards

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


    Best Design

    Nominees

    Big Nipper
    Thor
    Iron-Awe 5

    Winner

    Big Nipper

    Best Engineered

    Nominees

    Big Nipper
    Behemoth
    Tiberius
    Megga Mouse

    Winner

    Big Nipper

    Best Newcomer

    Nominees

    Eruption
    Beast
    Titan
    Air

    Winner

    Eruption

    Best Driver

    Nominees

    Will Thomas
    Alan Young
    Graeme Dawson
    John Findlay

    Winner

    John Findlay

    Most Innovative

    Nominees

    Saint
    Maelstrom
    Big Nipper

    Winner

    Big Nipper

    Outstanding Achievement

    Nominees

    Big Nipper (Double UK Champion)
    Behemoth (Veterans and still competitive)
    Iron-Awe 5 (Double UK Champion)
    Ripper (2011 UK Champion and continually improving)

    Winner

    Behemoth
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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