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  1. #21
    Cant wait to see Mute defend its title at Ironbridge in March. Good luck guys.

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    I got a remote control car covered with cardboard and armed with a steel wedge 0.2 mm off the ground. It weighs only 2kg though!!! Does that count?? No, but maybe one day when i have more time and when im not so busy ill get around to building a real robot.

  3. #23
    Stephen, the Zeobot is intended to be in a Zeobot class of featherweights but I expect that even the standard version will be quite effective on the open circuit let alone a customised one!

    Paul

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    Paul, can you give me a estimate when we can purchase these kits on-line?

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    Is there any way for Mute to self right without doing the somersault ? I personnally love watching it do it, but its buggered you out of a few things before

  6. #26
    The funny thing is though, with all of the somersaults we do - we still aint run out of gas yet

    The somersaults are a fault with Mutes gas system. Mute is designed to run on very high pressure CO2 gas so we bend the dip tubes up to the very top of the bottles. When we get turned over the dip tubes are no longer in the gas space, and are now fully submerged in CO2 liquid and the flipper becomes more explosive and energetic - hence the bunny effect! We could run on liquid all the time but with our current setup (using HP gas), on about 3Kg of CO2 we get around 50 flips.

    There is a way of stopping Mute doing somersaults and its all more or less ready to be fitted... but to fit the modification we need to strip Mute back to an almost bare chassis and re-plumb the gas system.

    We have loads of live events this year and dont have too much free time to get it fitted so Id say that the somersaults are here to stay for a few more months at least

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    Why dont you just turn the dip-tubes around? Youd get less flipps...but better ones...and you would shrimech alot better

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    wish you read the posts! When we get turned over the dip tubes are no longer in the gas space, and are now fully submerged in CO2 liquid and the flipper becomes more explosive and energetic - hence the bunny effect! We could run on liquid all the time but with our current setup (using HP gas), on about 3Kg of CO2 we get around 50 flips.

    fool :P

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    yea I read that.....but still...

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  10. #30
    Dave,

    One very good reason not to run Liquid CO2 - it bends the flipper...

    As it is we can bend a laminate of 8mm Thk Grade 5 Titanium and 8mm Thk Stainless Steel - and that is excluding all of the T section bits we use for extra strength.

    We ran liquid for one event about a year ago and Mute came back bent like a banana - the flipper was completely bent, the chassis was warped where the rams are attached and the hinges were shot to bits.

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