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  1. Is there a date set for the event in July?

    Is there a date set for the event in July?
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    Got the wheel shafts a bit shorter so they now...

    Got the wheel shafts a bit shorter so they now fit. Checked everything fits. The drum mounts nicely, although I forgot a bit to put the locking bar so will need to cut up the old frame and bolt...
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    Haha yeah the top panel welds are pretty awful,...

    Haha yeah the top panel welds are pretty awful, but its just extra bits added on to clear the motors. I can clean it up later on.
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    The interior welds are much better and more just to...
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    Finished welding the frame, everything else is...

    Finished welding the frame, everything else is staying the same so should be quick to finish!
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  5. Doing some shock testing this weekend. Will be...

    Doing some shock testing this weekend. Will be throwing a unit as high as I can into the air and landing on concrete. I heard of some inductors and capacitors coming off other escs so want to do...
  6. That's a nice comment :P

    That's a nice comment :P
  7. If you want to solder the pcbs yourself you can...

    If you want to solder the pcbs yourself you can get them here:
    http://teamtriforceuk.com/a200s-v2-pcb-kit/

    I have also added options to select the maximum voltage you need, if you select a lower...
  8. So I finally got round to redesigning the A200S...

    So I finally got round to redesigning the A200S for a V2 version with a different layout. It is now comically small and performs really well.

    The power stage layout is based on the 75/300, so it...
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    They can only do straight cuts. Which also means...

    They can only do straight cuts. Which also means all parts have curf on them. If you get a 3d waterjet, or one that compensates for curf you can get perfectly straight cuts or any angle you want.
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    Been working on a new design to solve our drive...

    Been working on a new design to solve our drive problems. When we got back we tried driving around again after fixing the front wheels and snapped both drive belts! So new plan is for 2 wheel drive...
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    I was originally looking at old car wheels, but...

    I was originally looking at old car wheels, but then realized that most car wheels rarely go above 1000RPM in normal operation so running them at 6000 or so might end badly!

    The engine flywheels...
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    Bought some Masda RX8 flywheels on ebay. 6kg each...

    Bought some Masda RX8 flywheels on ebay. 6kg each and has a bolt hole pattern at the edge so I can add extra plates and change the weight and a keyway on the bore.
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    Looking for a big flywheel

    I am looking for a large flywheel to test my escs on inertial loads. Needs to be pretty heavy maybe 20kg and have a centre hole.

    Obviously I could just get kcut to cut some steel plate into a...
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    Our LED strips on Elevate were making so much...

    Our LED strips on Elevate were making so much heat we thought they would set the batteries on fire!
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    Finally got round to taking a video of the drum...

    Finally got round to taking a video of the drum testing.

    This is at 10500RPM, 60A motor current (can go to 90A), limited to 80% duty cycle by the erpm limit of the focbox. Spindown time is 53s.
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    We use FOCBOX for Elevate. Which are basically a...

    We use FOCBOX for Elevate. Which are basically a vesc 4 in the same general design as the vesc 6 but much cheaper (pretty sure vedder copied the focbox power stage layout for the vesc 6). You can...
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    Now back from Insomnia, unfortunately the harder...

    Now back from Insomnia, unfortunately the harder rubber for our wheels didn't arrive in time and the 50 shore we had was just way too soft, we found a bunch of issues and fixed pretty much all of...
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    Lots more work! Finished the main bits of the...

    Lots more work! Finished the main bits of the drum weighs in at about 3.5kg so far. Still needs the shoulder bolts and magnet can for the hub motor.

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    We cast on of the tyres to see what the...
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    Finally finished the drum core and shrink fitted...

    Finally finished the drum core and shrink fitted the bearings. Just need to glue in the motor can and drill the holes for the shoulder bolts.

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    Also got in some nice shiny...
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    Lots of work this weekend on the new drums got...

    Lots of work this weekend on the new drums got the first one mostly bored out, bearing pocket is done and the first hardox tooth fits on nicely. Now I need to flip it round and do the other side......
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    The armor should be able to flex around enough to...

    The armor should be able to flex around enough to stop most spinners. I see many designs where people have a flat plate mounted with lots of shock mounts. The folks on battlebots do it a lot and the...
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    I have removed the webs from the areas needing...

    I have removed the webs from the areas needing the most strength around the front. The titanium is only there to stop debris getting into the compartment. So it doesn't really matter how strong it...
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    Titanium laser cutting

    Anyone know a place that does laser cutting of Titanium and has grade 5 in stock?
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    The front wheels are small to save weight, and...

    The front wheels are small to save weight, and keep them behind the armor so the top of them doesn't get hit.

    The back wheels are big so they clear the chassis enough for the bot to be invertable,...
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    Lots more work on the bot, got the armor all...

    Lots more work on the bot, got the armor all worked out ready for kcut to cut and fold it, hopefully they can manage the shape.

    Also had to order another 2 aluminium bars to redo the drum, as I...
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