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by James Williams
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Good speed for antweights?
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Good speed for antweights?

2s lipos (which most people use) are 7.4v & the standard 30:1 N20 motors are 600rpm, so from what you're saying I'd imagine your bot would be slightly slower than average (but not by too much). If you're interested the Bristol Bot Builders are selling N20's for £8 a pair at the moment. https://shop....
by James Williams
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 11800

Re: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019

Looks like it'll be a busy day, I'm assuming the raffle will apply to teams with 2 rollers & no cluster/walker as well?

PS Am definitely looking forward to that glow in the dark rumble!! :D
by James Williams
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Weapon motor issue
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Weapon motor issue

Shakey: I've tried the trims, nothing doing I'm afraid. Mark: Yeah my wiring is a mess as always, I'll try to explain myself: 1) Admittedly the RX is wired up to the BEC's from both the drive & weapon esc's ATM. I will snip the wires on the 20A ESC once it arrives, 2) The negative wires from the ESC...
by James Williams
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 11800

Re: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019

Lima, if your brother's coming along he may as well sign up. At this point we have 150 bots with 21 still needing to be removed, putting us at 129 (just 1 over the limit!) so signing up won't matter as we're still over anyway. Factoring in no showers on the day however I imagine we might be OK. Mark...
by James Williams
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Weapon motor issue
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Weapon motor issue

OK Having done some research on the motor it seems that their max current draw is 15.8A, which is above what the esc can output. I suspect this might have something to do with it. FYI I've tried using the motor & ESC (which does have a BEC) on multiple channels with fresh lipo & without the drive sy...
by James Williams
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Weapon motor issue
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Weapon motor issue

Thanks Kyro, however I've just tried 0-100-0 on the throttle & it hasn't changed. The motor beeps once every 5 seconds. Should also point out that upon powering up the Afro lights briefly flash, first red, then green, before staying off. Does anybody know what this is supposed to mean since there is...
by James Williams
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Weapon motor issue
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Weapon motor issue

Hey all I'm having an odd issue here. I've been wiring up my new ant today & upon testing my weapon motor doesn't spin. I'm using a Multistar V-Spec 1808 motor with a 12A Afro ESC (both unused). My drive system runs off the same receiver & I have tried switching positions so I know the issue is with...
by James Williams
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 11800

Re: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019

I don't mind volunteering for judging either. :ugeek:
by James Williams
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 313
Views: 112842

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

This looks awesome!! Funnily enough, I was wondering the other day how effective power tool wielding ants could be, considering they would be up against mostly plastic. Any ideas for a name yet?
by James Williams
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 11800

Re: AWS 60 - Headington, Oxford - 30th Nov 2019

OK thanks, looks like I'll have to do some thinking first...