• Fighting Robots Association 2013 Featherweight Awards

    Fighting Robots Association 2013 Featherweight Awards
    Results of the FRA Featherweight Awards 2013 as voted by members of the community.

    Best Design
    Tormenta 2 - A unique and effective lifter design built with minimal resources
    Rabid - Effective yet simple electric pincer
    Predator - Stunning and beautiful creation based on the heavyweight Warhead
    720 - Very solid and reliable drum spinner
    Winner - Predator

    Best Engineered Robot
    Predator - Stunning and beautiful creation based on the heavyweight Warhead
    TS3 - Compact and eye catching spinner
    Galactus - Extremely well put together drum spinner
    LH3 - Very effective and tenacious axe
    Winner - Predator

    Best Driver

    Ellis Wares - Relentless attacking style
    Dave Moulds - Gyro dancing & excellent pit evader
    Michael Oates - Always very controlled and precise execution
    Guilherme Ferreira - Tenacious driving style
    Winner - Dave Moulds

    Best Newcomer
    No Toy - All round well designed electric axe
    Binky - Super sleek spinning disk
    Scruffy - An edgy and compact electric lifter
    Winner - Binky

    Most Innovative Machine
    Rabid - Effective yet simple electric pincer
    Bitzawood Revo - Robots on a budget
    Tormenta 2 - A uniquely effective lifter design built with minimal resources
    Predator - Stunning and beautiful creation based on the heavyweight Warhead
    Winner - Tormenta 2

    Outstanding Achievement
    Team Beast - Repeatedly successful in every competition
    Team Toon - All 3 robots ranked in top 10 last year, Relentless and great achieving competitors
    Team Invade - Finalists for a record 3 years in a row & current champions
    Winner - Team Invade
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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