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    Hi all, The issue with the FeatherTwo stock is...

    Hi all,

    The issue with the FeatherTwo stock is entirely down to me struggling to find time to make them now I'm employed full time. I'm working on a new batch atm but progress is slow.



    I...
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    Try reconnecting the black power wire to the RX;...

    Try reconnecting the black power wire to the RX; need some kind of a signal return.
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    Excellent! Glad the FeatherTwo survived! 12v...

    Excellent! Glad the FeatherTwo survived! 12v reversed must be a bit less instadeath than doing the same with 24v (you are by no means the first to plug one in backwards... )
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    If the BEC on the FeatherTwo was connected to the...

    If the BEC on the FeatherTwo was connected to the RX, it will have powered the RX backward and blown it. If the TZs were connected as well, it may have fed back down into them and made them unhappy...
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    In future it's best to wire in the fuse first, or...

    In future it's best to wire in the fuse first, or use a very thin bit of wire as a link. As long as the fuse blows, a FeatherTwo can often cope with being plugged in backwards. However if there's no...
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    Yeah, that'll kill it pretty hard...

    Yeah, that'll kill it pretty hard...
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    What version of the feather two did you get? And...

    What version of the feather two did you get? And did you wire it in correctly? If you can get a photo that would help diagnose the issue.
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    Probably the only place you're likely to find one...

    Probably the only place you're likely to find one in the UK: https://www.rapidonline.com/High-Power-Robotics-Motors
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    Yeah, the single channel FeatherTwos can actually...

    Yeah, the single channel FeatherTwos can actually handle more juice than a TZ, as 85 China amps translates to about 40 metric amps over 3 minutes.
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    This should have all the info you need: ...

    This should have all the info you need:
    https://thevariableconstant.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/thrifty-roboting-vex-motor-controller-29.html
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    VEX 29s are also pretty good and usually available

    VEX 29s are also pretty good and usually available
  12. Thread: Botbitz TZ85

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    I wear an orange furry waistcoat on national TV;...

    I wear an orange furry waistcoat on national TV; I have no shame :P
  13. Thread: Botbitz TZ85

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    Well, if you don't want the wait, the single...

    Well, if you don't want the wait, the single channel FeatherTwos are a good alternative ;) https://nutsandbots.co.uk/product/feathertwo-single-channel/
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    Hi Jon, Sorry to hear you're having trouble. ...

    Hi Jon,

    Sorry to hear you're having trouble.

    I've never tried the FeatherTwo with the Hobbyking Tx/Rx setup you have there so it's possible it's not compatible.
    The Lemon Rx should definitely...
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    FeatherTwo Featherweight Controllers

    I've reacently re-released the FeatherTwo controllers. They are available in two versions.

    Dual channel mode comes with mixing and does both sides of the drive. They are suitable for 2 or 4 wheel...
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    I use steel fence wire wrapped round a ceramic core in a bucket of water... don't want it too low resistance or most of the heat will be released in the ETEK
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    What kinda current? We talking a few tens of amps...

    What kinda current? We talking a few tens of amps or a few hundred?
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    If you're willing to wait a week or so, the new...

    If you're willing to wait a week or so, the new FeatherTwo ESCs should be back in stock.
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    Misaligned wheels on my flail bots has been...

    Misaligned wheels on my flail bots has been purely to get the wheels closer together for more spin speed.
  20. The VEX Victor BBs have 3 FETs running off a 1A...

    The VEX Victor BBs have 3 FETs running off a 1A driver and have had them running at 300A, so you should be grand. I see it's only single sided FETs; if you move the gate resistors to the same side as...
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    Is that one driver per 6 FETs as in 3 high, 3 low, or 6 high, 6 low? If it's the latter your switching times may be sad..
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    Surely you should redesign the ring to have 3...

    Surely you should redesign the ring to have 3 teeth. That way the name makes way more sense, and you could maybe drop a rotomax on the weapon because good god that is some serious overkill!!
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    Given it was never actually an issue in fights,...

    Given it was never actually an issue in fights, I'd just take it up to 3Ah and save the weight for something else.
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    Yeah but more importantly electric motors aren't...

    Yeah but more importantly electric motors aren't nearly as cool..
  25. Oh no... 50ns... how ever will you cope... ...

    Oh no... 50ns... how ever will you cope...

    *looks at his 1000ns rise times and cries*
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