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  1. #151
    Nice work. Did you keep the original eyebrows for The Honey Badger? I have to say they're my favourite bit... :P

  2. #152
    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    Hahaha, thanks. The originals were some black electrical tape but they would be too wide for this one, so I took a length and cut it length ways to make it thinner.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

  3. #153
    "which was last seen at Manchester being blown apart"

    Who would do such a thing? Sounds like a right arsehole
    Jamie McHarg
    RogueTwo Robots
    http://www.rogue-two-robots.vze.com

    With great power, comes great reliability.

  4. #154
    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    Hahahaha! Its the risk we all run when going in the arena. It happens :P
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

  5. #155
    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    A few days before the BW championship, for better or worse, here is The Honey Badger 4.0 and Shu! 2.0

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    I've installed a basic battery cage in both so that they don't fly about and secured down the links. Shu! is the main entrant and, obviously, hasn't fought before but bar a new set of drive motors and wheels, all the electrics are the same from the 1.0 version in a much tougher body. The Honey Badger is the reserve but I hope to have it in a whiteboard or something during the event. Who knows, it might just work this time :P I am hoping to stage a test battle between the two this evening.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

  6. #156
    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    BW European Championships
    Another early start at 4am, getting on the road for 5am. The journey down wasn't too bad, not was the journey back up mercifully but I really do need to get a proper night's sleep before the event. ~5 hours is not enough.

    Got to the venue and got setup there before finding out that The Honey Badger was the main, not the reserve. I recall why this was now, I didn't think Shu! would be ready in time. After a bit of discussion with Shane, both were in the competition but this is where a problem arises. It is a rule that it is 1 robot per driver. So although I could enter both, I needed a second person to drive one of them, Shu! in this instance so I asked Dave Baxter (of Mini Kev Awe fame) to drive, so many thanks to him for doing so.

    Now, you imagine that both would be fully working and such. Hahahahaa, no. Shu! broke its 2x5A speed controller so it could go forwards and backwards but turning wasn't happening. Although it passed the tech check, I also got told it couldn't use its weapon as the arm hit the batteries so I left the locking pin in for the fights it was in. That, indeed, was my fault, I cut the back plate slot too far back. The Honey Badger was OK.

    The Honey Badger vs Bunny vs Concrete Donkey
    This fight lasted a mere few moments for me. One good hit from either of the spinners and the link came flying out.

    Shu! vs Rev 4 vs Gear down for what?
    This fight went exactly the same way. Straight hit to the back of the robot and wheeeee, link came out. Did better than we thought it might though.

    So both robots were in the losers melee. The top two go through to the next round, bear this in mind. Sadly, I can't remember who which robot was fighting but in both fights, The Honey Badger and Shu! came third in the losers melee (so close!). In both cases, the tyre came off the wheel and in the case of the Badger, the whole robot stopped responding. Bleh.

    The Honey Badger also fought in the Gladiator rumble. Sadly, this didn't go very well either as Bourbon 2 clipped it, cracking the polycarb and the wheels came off the robot. Link stayed in though :P

    All in all, this was a disappointing day but damn, some of the fights were spectacular. I think this might be time to call time on Shu! and build something else. I've been toying with the idea of being a vertical disc or drum spinner, I have a 5045 motor for the job. As for The Honey Badger, I think I might fit it with a front hinged flipping arm and HDPE sides, not polycarb but for now, I need to concentrate on Jibril 2.0 for EXR Maidstone.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

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  8. #158
    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    Hahaha, looking forwards to seeing it. I can't work on mine until after the MW championship.

    Jibril
    So the new body needs more work than I've got time for at the moment. I'll have it ready by the championship but for EXR Maidstone, I'll adjust the axe blocks so the gears definitely mesh and just work over the existing version to get it running. I really want to see the Scythe work.

    Azriel
    I've got it sort of half running. For EXR Maidstone, I hope to test out the brushless capabilities of the drive but I'll need to retain the current axe. I've drawn up a new axe for Cheltenham/Next Year which I'll get plasma cut and when the F30-150 motor comes out of Jibril to be replaced by the A28-150, the F30 goes in Azriel with a single stage ~6:1 gearbox.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

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