• James Williams's Avatar
    Today, 19:55
    There's no spinners at Grantham, but that floor flipper of theirs can mess you up as badly as anything. I'll try not to get us both caught on it this time Lucy. :roll:
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  • James Williams's Avatar
    Today, 19:52
    Hi Colin I got my email from Alan about an hour ago & on that it mentioned getting there for 3pm on the Saturday & 10am on the Sunday. If you haven't got a copy yet you could ask Alan if he's got...
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 18:37
    The 3S would replace one of the 2S batteries, my series adaptor only accepts two batteries. :p
    107 replies | 11358 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 17:11
    Ocracoke replied to a thread Go Ugly Early (FW) in Build Diaries
    Looks neat, looking forwards to fighting it in the arena. :D I pretty much did this with Azriel. Save for the body, all of the parts pretty much came out my last Middleweight.
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  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Today, 13:24
    Thanks for the advice Colin. With the gear ratios on Jibril going to 15.75:1, I suspect that'll help a lot anyway but the spring idea isn't a bad idea, I think the season 2 version of Bumblebot used...
    107 replies | 11358 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:59
    As a general inquiry, what ratio do folks run their axes at these days? For RL Grantham, Azriel will use the same 3:1 setup that Kaizen used last year with the CIM motor which in testing has been...
    107 replies | 11358 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th June 2019, 20:03
    They are Gimson 13.7:1 motors (https://gimsonrobotics.co.uk/categories/dc-electric-motors/products/gr-ep-45-high-power-45mm-planetary-gearmotor). Coupled with 775 motors, they are a solid, if...
    107 replies | 11358 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    17th June 2019, 19:46
    Azriel After finding a few moments to concentrate on this one, I've got it rolling. It isn't The Honey Badger quick but it is quite controllable as a result. Thanks to having the wiring loom, motors...
    107 replies | 11358 view(s)
  • Ocracoke's Avatar
    16th June 2019, 15:15
    Jibril So the gearbox sides have been cut and the gears are on the shaft for Jibril but I've yet to make any head way in actually building it. Given the now tight timelines to RL Grantham, I may not...
    107 replies | 11358 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...
    107 replies | 11358 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.
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  • 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 | 16597 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...
    107 replies | 11358 view(s)
  • 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...
    107 replies | 11358 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....
    107 replies | 11358 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...
    107 replies | 11358 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 | 875 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?
    107 replies | 11358 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...
    107 replies | 11358 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...
    107 replies | 11358 view(s)
  • 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...
    107 replies | 11358 view(s)
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