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    Hahhaa, no worries, good to see folks chatting...

    Hahhaa, no worries, good to see folks chatting away. :P

    To give an idea of what the event looks like, here is the video from BotFest 2.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06lKJhS17dg
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    Azriel I've decided to take the plunge to refit...

    Azriel
    I've decided to take the plunge to refit Azriel with brushless drive following a successful conversion I did a few months back. I was planning to refit the axe motor with a brushless motor as...
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    Yeah, it's fine! :D

    Yeah, it's fine! :D
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    Looks gorgeous so far, love the use of a single...

    Looks gorgeous so far, love the use of a single block of aluminum, Does it weigh significantly different compared to the last drum?
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    One of the best ways to get a sense of what is...

    One of the best ways to get a sense of what is used is to come to events and see the robots up close. I guess you might have done this with the VIP tickets for Extreme Robots and/or Robots Live but...
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    Hahahahahaa, that we are Sam :D It is also...

    Hahahahahaa, that we are Sam :D

    It is also worth bearing in mind the extra rules regarding LiPo batteries under section 7.8.* in the build rules though they are fairly common sense ones like...
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    You work out the burst amperage of the battery...

    You work out the burst amperage of the battery and get a fuse below that amperage as per the rules:



    So in that particular batteries case, it is 4 amps * 120C = 480amps (240amps constant)....
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    Looks like a neat lifter system, what is the MOD...

    Looks like a neat lifter system, what is the MOD on the gears?

    As far as working to the limits, I try to think of it like this - if I don't test my robot at the extremes of its operation, it is...
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    Antweights With BotFest 3 in September, I've got...

    Antweights
    With BotFest 3 in September, I've got a bit of work to do in getting the Ants I have ready to go. Typically, with the Ants I have for BotFest, I loan these out to a different driver...
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    The thing is, as a one off, it is expensive, yes...

    The thing is, as a one off, it is expensive, yes but you do end up reusing tools and components from one machine to the next as you go along. My Middleweight needs a new body but the parts from the...
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    Hahhaa, that it is. I once totaled up how much my...

    Hahhaa, that it is. I once totaled up how much my second version of The Honey Badger cost me. Close to about £400 but then again, I was things like a pricey transmitter at the time and such.
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    Ah, I had missed it was a XT-90. You would need...

    Ah, I had missed it was a XT-90. You would need one of these - https://hobbyking.com/en_us/xt90-male-to-xt60-female-2pcs-bag.html - to make the connection.
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    I would recommend sticking, for your first...

    I would recommend sticking, for your first machine, with as similar spec as you can. Stick with 4S (which is the cell count in series, meaning 14.8v) if that is what the various components in your...
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    The difference between the 80W and 50W versions...

    The difference between the 80W and 50W versions appear only to be that the 80W supports a higher charge rate looking at the specs. Either would do for a Featherweight.
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    I can't see how the XT60 connection is made in...

    I can't see how the XT60 connection is made in the item listing but this might serve you better -...
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    Apologies for the double post, I've just noticed...

    Apologies for the double post, I've just noticed that the power supply I've linked to wouldn't work with that specific charger as it needs a barrel type connector and the power supply comes with a...
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    To save weight in my Beetleweight, I soldered a...

    To save weight in my Beetleweight, I soldered a fuse into the wiring and insulated the ends.
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    I've accidentally done this from time to time....

    I've accidentally done this from time to time. The charger defaults to LiPo but I use LiFe batteries and I can confirm it isn't smart enough to know what battery type it is connected to (and I am not...
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    When I was originally getting my charger, I was...

    When I was originally getting my charger, I was puzzled by how to power it as well. Luckily, some folks do sell a power supply for it...
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    It was great seeing your creations in the flesh!...

    It was great seeing your creations in the flesh! Triforce in particular looked amazing. The drum on your Featherweight was definitely scary to hear in the melees :D
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    Awesome, thanks! :D

    Awesome, thanks! :D
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    Thx. Yeah, it was. It was a pain to keep running...

    Thx. Yeah, it was. It was a pain to keep running at all and as much as I like the machine, it really does need a redesign to address a lot of the problems with it. I'll keep this version around for...
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    Excellent, AWS 59 is on the 21st of September,...

    Excellent, AWS 59 is on the 21st of September, our date of the 14th stands.
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    Purchased, can finally use the DSM2 NanoTwo I...

    Purchased, can finally use the DSM2 NanoTwo I have and a extra transmitter for a team mate.
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    Ah, OK. Hmm... If AWS does land on the 14th (I...

    Ah, OK. Hmm... If AWS does land on the 14th (I get the feeling it won't from what I have heard), I am sure I can make alternative arrangements. For the moment, treat it as if it is still the 14th for...
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