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by Derek Dudge
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 59
Views: 1989

Re: T_Y's Build Log

Ohhh I really hope Manticore draws Percussive Maintenance at AWS. Two 150g hammers trying to bash each other sounds hilarious to me.

Looks good!
by Derek Dudge
Sun May 13, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 59
Views: 1989

Re: T_Y's Build Log

Ahhh. Yeah that sounds awkward. Fair enough. I've only any experience driving with Rory's controllers and on those it's just let the stick centre to brake. Having to pull down, centre, then pull down again to reverse sounds a nuisance. Cheers for the explanation.
by Derek Dudge
Sun May 13, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 59
Views: 1989

Re: T_Y's Build Log

Maybe I missed something but I'm curious how come you want your drive controllers without braking?
by Derek Dudge
Sat May 12, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Fulford's Ant
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Fulford's Ant

Looking good so far. As an alternative to the hot glue, the basic 2 part resin glue from wilkos or places like that seems to stick to polycarbonate quite well. I tried sticking motor mounts to a kind of bracket with hot glue and it just wasn't strong enough, first time it fell from my coffee table (...
by Derek Dudge
Fri May 11, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Dudge build diaries.
Replies: 74
Views: 4568

Re: Team Dudge build diaries.

@voorsk ahhh I liked it too but alas no LED this time. I don't want to drill through the wedge and also even though they didn't weigh much, he's so tight on weight I can't spare any for the wires and the led.
by Derek Dudge
Fri May 11, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Dudge build diaries.
Replies: 74
Views: 4568

Re: Team Dudge build diaries.

Haven't wired him back up yet so no video of him driving around yet but I did just about finish building the body of the bot :-) It's a close fit both for weight and for the 4" cube. He'll squeeze in though. Should get time over the weekend to get the wires in and then it's both bots ready for battl...
by Derek Dudge
Tue May 08, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Dudge build diaries.
Replies: 74
Views: 4568

Re: Team Dudge build diaries.

Yup 180mah ones here. And yeah they last a good amount of time.

And Eddie haha strangely enough I'm the opposite, I prefer the look of the polycarbonate after painting. I'm not done drilling and sanding yet or it would be black already.
by Derek Dudge
Tue May 08, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Dudge build diaries.
Replies: 74
Views: 4568

Re: Team Dudge build diaries.

The Third Law rebuild is well underway! He didn't need rebuilding per se, he was working fine, but I wanted a new project and rebuilding him was going to be lots cheaper than a whole new bot project. Plus - there were a bunch of ways to make him better. Because unlike Manticore with his toffee hamme...
by Derek Dudge
Tue May 01, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 49
Views: 1533

Re: Rule Debates

When I started watching ants last year I used to wish there was less drop off in the commonly seen arenas. Then as I watched a lot more footage of tournaments from recent years it won me round a bit. An arena that saw full 3 min fights too often would be problematic. In fact IIRC at ant freeze 5 it ...
by Derek Dudge
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Dudge build diaries.
Replies: 74
Views: 4568

Re: Team Dudge build diaries.

@Michael nahh nothing special just a can of cheap black spray paint from wilkos
by Derek Dudge
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Dudge build diaries.
Replies: 74
Views: 4568

Re: Team Dudge build diaries.

https://youtu.be/BNpUwIuRuSI I've been fiddling around with the transmitter and I turned ailerion channel down a bit for easier steering and changed the rudder returning limit to -50 which is enough power to retract the arm and to self right, but means the arm is coming back to rest a lot slower tha...
by Derek Dudge
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Dudge build diaries.
Replies: 74
Views: 4568

Re: Team Dudge build diaries.

Yay, Manticore is finished....errr....again lol. I tested the old one basically to breaking point. The old 1mm thick chassis just wasn't good enough and the weapon was twisting it quite dramatically. And I even managed to ruin another weapon motor, sigh. But so it goes and as a result the new versio...
by Derek Dudge
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: First time builder question - is a three week build possible?
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: First time builder question - is a three week build possible?

1mm thick is really easy to bend and cut. 1.5mm is surprisingly tough to bend in comparison IMO but even 1.5 can be done without heating just with a clamp and a board edge or similar. Ooh and maybe you would have done this anyway but just in case, perhaps learn from my dumb mistakes - if you have an...
by Derek Dudge
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Dudge build diaries.
Replies: 74
Views: 4568

Re: Team Dudge build diaries.

Hmmm. Probably gonna be doing a rebuild on Manticore before he ever gets to an official fight. Spent a while the other day chasing my housemate's kid's RC car and trying to bash it. He thought it was great fun and I got to thoroughly test my bot in a kinda combat situation lol. The hammer works ok, ...
by Derek Dudge
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 291
Views: 43429

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

So the drunk build bots are your team for the next event right?

Do eeeet :D