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by Ellis
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Tashic's ants
Replies: 32
Views: 7252

Re: Tashic's ants

Gorgeous little build. Always enjoy your work. :)
by Ellis
Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Earthwormjim's Stuff
Replies: 492
Views: 48308

Re: Earthwormjim's Stuff

Has to be one of the most awesome looking insect class machines I think I've seen. Bravo on the design flare, it's gorgeous!
by Ellis
Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: 2014 AWS Rules Debate
Topic: Dominance of pushers at AWS46
Replies: 116
Views: 9814

Re: Dominance of pushers at AWS46

Great to see a new arena in the works. Although I too think it still heavily favours pushers. Not to be blunt, I don't mean to slam anyone, but there seems to be a global assumption that an arena should have 2 or more pits/dropoffs in ants. Why is this the case? Why does an arena need more than one ...
by Ellis
Tue May 12, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: 2014 AWS Rules Debate
Topic: Dominance of pushers at AWS46
Replies: 116
Views: 9814

Re: Dominance of pushers at AWS46

Much of why I'm not particularly attracted to antweights is the arenas I see. An arena in which there is room to breathe (drive), a spinner isn't just going to fly out (ditto any high energy bot, spinner, flipper, fast rambot or otherwise), and where a lucky clash in the middle is less likely to lin...
by Ellis
Wed May 06, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Another New Antweight..
Replies: 450
Views: 47426

Re: Another New Antweight..

Considering even the most punchy 25mm brushed motors you find on those gearmotors pull 60w at stall (5a @ 12v), I'll be surprised if the gearbox will handle even the smaller brushless (90w cont.) for long. Be interesting to see if it does!
by Ellis
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Grades of Titanium
Replies: 8
Views: 1461

Re: Grades of Titanium

I know Grade 5 and 6AL-4V to be the same thing as well, for what it's worth. I'd say you're safe going for that bit.

Now what kinda weapon requires half inch titanium? :)
by Ellis
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Gearing motors together
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Gearing motors together

Ah, you want the two to run in sync. Guessed you might have just wanted two motors behind a massive weapon, hence a differential would work. Also yeah the thought of running a motor with more reduction/lower KV into one side of a differential and a higher speed input on the other sounds fun. Could m...
by Ellis
Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Gearing motors together
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Gearing motors together

Could you run through a custom or model differential? I had a Lego one (might have been K-nex) years ago that would have been shredded by brushless power but something like it could be built for purpose. On this scale delrin bevel gears and such are cheap. I want to look into this at beetle scale fo...
by Ellis
Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Cutting Titanium
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: Cutting Titanium

+28 for Lasermaster, they cut a boatload of 1.5 and 3mm stainless for me recently and were absolutely brilliant, whilst by far the cheapest service around.
by Ellis
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Shenantigans
Replies: 0
Views: 1975

Shenantigans

Hi all. Ages ago Harry very kindly gave me some 12mm gearmotors and a sabretooth speedo, because he's a nice guy like that, and I've had them on my desk ever since. I recently invested in a mini lathe, and in searching for things to do ahead of getting stuck into a new feather build, I thought I'd m...
by Ellis
Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: TeamExpat - antweight build(s)
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Re: TeamExpat - antweight build(s)

Having a few issues with the mechanism. It would work nicely, I'd imagine, in a controlled environment, but as Joey and I were talking he poked a glaring flaw in the concept! Ah well, back to the drawing board, I'm not done yet.
by Ellis
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: TeamExpat - antweight build(s)
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Re: TeamExpat - antweight build(s)

Harry very kindly handed me a little bag containing 4 gearmotors and a sabertooth at the FW champs, completely out of the blue. In light of this, I am currently designing an ant. Neither of the above, which whilst much closer to what I am capable of building, they feel a bit second-best somehow. I d...
by Ellis
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: TeamExpat - antweight build(s)
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

TeamExpat - antweight build(s)

Hi all! You may know me from the FRA forum as Relentless. I thought I'd try my hand at antweights, as I like the thought of being able to fiddle with something between featherweight builds. :P Jumping straight into it, I have designed two machines, both basically the same in approach but quite diffe...