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Thread: Heavyweight project

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    Iestyn's Avatar
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    First, let me (very briefly) introduce myself:
    My name is Iestyn, I'm from the Netherlands and have so far built two featherweights together with my brother-in-law.

    Now on to the important stuff:
    A few weeks ago, I started working on a heavyweight when I got the opportunity to buy the drive system form an old Dutch robot wars competitor, Scraptosaur 1.
    Since Heavyweight events mainly take place in the UK, I figured it would be a good idea to start a topic on the FRA forum to get advice and post updates for those of you who are interested.

    What I've got so far:

    -2x 24V 150W wheelchair motors with 200mm wheels attached to the gearbox
    -2x 40A speedcontrollers
    -A chassis that came with the drive, the previous owner had plans to build a House Robot for the DRG featherweight arena but never got round to it. Still, it's useful for testing purposes.

    Having taken it for a test drive, I'm now in the process of designing an entirely new robot around the existing components.

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    Iestyn's Avatar
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    Update:

    Since my last post i've worked on countless designs for a heavyweight, before i finally settled on something i'm happy with.

    The idea is to use a hardox pipe as armor and build a torque-reaction thwackbot. To make transporting and storing it easier (or at least less problematic), i'm designing it to be modular and relatively easy to take apart.

    One issue i did have with this design is that it was turning out to be very light for a heavyweight at around 65-70 kg. Rather than making it a lot bigger or adding a lot of dead weight, i decided to scale it down to around 50kg instead, making it a middleweight.

    However...
    There's not much point in making a middleweight if there are no events held for this weight class anymore. From what i've read on this forum there seem to have been a bunch of middleweights built in the last few years, but does anyone know how many of them are still active nowadays?
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    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    They most certainly do exist. It can be hard to get our own fights at events simply because of the lack of numbers but hey, it'll happen. :P
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

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

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    Iestyn's Avatar
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    Is there a way to relocate this thread and change the name, since it's no longer going to be a heavyweight?
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    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    Send a PM to one of the admins? I don't think a user can relocate a thread onve posted
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

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

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    Iestyn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocracoke View Post
    Send a PM to one of the admins? I don't think a user can relocate a thread onve posted
    Perhaps it's a stupid questing, but who are the admins? I tried sending a PM to 'fra", assuming that was the shared profile of the admins, but never got a reply. When i tried sending another message just now i got an error saying that fra can't be contacted via PM. I've looked through the entire members list, but everyone on that list is either a roboteer or a member so i don't know who to contact about relocating this thread.
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    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    I would have said the fra user as well. Try "kane" as well.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

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

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