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    Shrewsbury Beetleweight Event May 11th

    Hey all,

    For those who haven’t seen on Facebook, there will be a small Full combat Beetleweight event being held at Shrewsbury High School on Saturday the 11th of May. Alongside the Competition...
  2. Thread: Tz85s

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    Tz85s

    Hey all,

    Got a set of brushed tz85 speed controllers for sale, open to offers but realistically won’t take any less than about £80 for them.

    pm if interested
  3. Thread: Hatchet 4 mech

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    Hatchet 4 mech

    Something I didn’t really want to do but I just don’t have the time or money (mostly time) at the moment to get this thing running any time soon. It’s the old axe set up from Nyx powered by an...
  4. Thread: Get Shrekt

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    I use my drill press for most things nowadays,...

    I use my drill press for most things nowadays, best tool I ever invested in. For stuff that I can’t put on the drill pres like the wedge mounts and base of the bulkheads etc I use a cordless drill.
  5. Thread: Get Shrekt

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    Haven’t updated this in a while, Get Shrekt has...

    Haven’t updated this in a while, Get Shrekt has had a major overhaul the past couple of weeks.

    So Insomnia was a great event for Shrekt, it won all of its qualifiers by knockout and managed to get...
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    Wheels are unfortunately gone but the Afro escs...

    Wheels are unfortunately gone but the Afro escs are still available
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    Team OgreKill clear out

    Hey all,

    Got a few bits and pieces I no longer need, all prices excluding postage. Can bring to Cheltenham if anyone is attending.

    Turnigy C5055 Brushless motor

    Bought for a project but...
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    Saturn 16 gearboxes

    Hey all,

    Got a couple of Saturn 16 gearboxes + 5mm bore pinions that I’m selling, you all know the ones. As far as I know they’re unused as I bought them from someone else. Open to offers.
    ...
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    Sold!

    Sold!
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    Beetleweight vertical spinner chassis

    Hey all,

    I can’t see me using Hyperion at any events soon due to having 2 more running beetles so I’m putting it up for sale. This would be just the chassis, disc plus a spare, pulleys, weapon...
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    Damn it Suvv! The rest of that advice is sound...

    Damn it Suvv!

    The rest of that advice is sound though, the Haynes robot is good for a project but really you could go a lot better with not much more effort. Build yourself a strong hdpe chassis...
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    There are multiple reasons why entanglement is...

    There are multiple reasons why entanglement is generally prohibited, it’s not just to “put on a good show”. Think about the power behind a modern day spinner, now imagine that spinner coming to an...
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    Tough little robot you’ve got there, did the most...

    Tough little robot you’ve got there, did the most amount of damage to Shrekt it’s taken so far. After watching the first fight back it seems that the slice in your lid wasn’t caused by Shrekt...
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    Unless Shane brings the old Hatchet along it...

    Unless Shane brings the old Hatchet along it won’t be there unfortunately, there is a new Hatchet in the works but it won’t be a thing for a while yet.
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    Looks good! Makes me miss running Hatchet seeing...

    Looks good! Makes me miss running Hatchet seeing all these axe bots being built.

    Regarding battery power, I ran a 2200mah 6s in Hatchet for years and it was more than enough for a 3 minute fight.
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    It was both the ceiling and wall, actually

    It was both the ceiling and wall, actually
  17. Thread: Get Shrekt

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    So I had a few days off from work and was able to...

    So I had a few days off from work and was able to get Shrekt finished and ready for Manchester. It’s not as perfect as I’d like but for something basically handmade I won’t complain too much. Looking...
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    Done a bit more work on Shrekt, namely tidying up...

    Done a bit more work on Shrekt, namely tidying up the internals and making sure they’re as protected from shock as possible. I’ve also put the front forks back on, they’re probably not the most...
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    I tend to cut all my plastic now with a hand held...

    I tend to cut all my plastic now with a hand held panel saw then clean it up with a rasp and file.
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    They help a couple of ways tbh, firstly they make...

    They help a couple of ways tbh, firstly they make the robot wider and secondly, when Shrekt had exposed wheels there was nothing but the wheels to lever against when turning, hence the amount of...
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    Done a bit more on “Shrekt” over the past couple...

    Done a bit more on “Shrekt” over the past couple of days, mainly beefing up the chassis. Previously it was held together with screw In threaded inserts which I just never trusted, so these have been...
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    Looking great man! Very much looking forward...

    Looking great man!

    Very much looking forward to fighting it at Manchester if you’re in.
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    Having used those motors for a couple of years in...

    Having used those motors for a couple of years in Hatchet, I can tell you the magnets like to detach themselves. It’s worth epoxying them in given the amount of shock you’ll be putting through the...
  24. Thread: Get Shrekt

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    Get Shrekt

    Been a long time since I last posted on here, but I thought I’d share what I’m up to right now. Any of you on Facebook will probably have seen my Featherweight spinner “Get Shrekt”, it’s a big green...
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    Luckily it was just the weapon motor mount that...

    Luckily it was just the weapon motor mount that bent, the motor itself is fine.The main issue is that the weapon shaft was spinning in the bulkheads and has worn out the bores, that would explain the...
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