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by peterwaller
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Help with first antweight
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Help with first antweight

Option A is the normal one to use this gives the mixing required for normal driving so elevator channel give for/rev and aileron channel gives steering.
by peterwaller
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: How do, folks.
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: How do, folks.

Hi Derek and welcome. Your approach with cardboard mock ups is as good a way as any to start to realize the problems you need to overcome to make an antweight. The good thing about Rory's controllers is that you don't need to solder as the motors are already connected and the battery and servo if ne...
by peterwaller
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Help with first antweight
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Help with first antweight

Hi and welcome. George has answered your questions but there are just a couple of things. First the motors are only 70 rpm so the robot will be extremely slow we normally look for 300 - 400 rpm at 6 V. Also you say you bought a secondhand DX6i which is a great transmitter but the older ones were DSM...
by peterwaller
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: How to wire an antweight
Replies: 6
Views: 3974

Re: How to wire an antweight

Unfortunately all anyone sees is that message. Photo Bucket used to offer this service free of charge until they built up a big user base then tried to force every one to pay quite a lot of money. Those that can't afford it or will not give in to this type of ( I hesitate to use the word extortion )...
by peterwaller
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Help with pit on home arena
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Help with pit on home arena

That solenoid should work if the weight of the flap is not excessive. You would need to connect it to a 9 to 12 v DC power source, capable of supplying 1 A, with a simple 2 Amp push button switch which is normally open in series with it. I would suggest a non latching switch as they seem to recommen...
by peterwaller
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Help with pit on home arena
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Help with pit on home arena

The biggest problem with a pit is getting it completely flush so the antweight robots don't catch on the join. If you can do that just a simple bowden cable glued along the underside of the arena so the inner sticks out and supports the flap in the closed position but retracts enough to release it w...
by peterwaller
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Build Diary: Hurricane
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Build Diary: Hurricane

A six wheel pusher doesn't have to have 6 motors people have built them with two motors and gearing to the other 4 wheels as per one of shakey's below.
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by peterwaller
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Questions about antweights - servos, switch placement, armour
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Questions about antweights - servos, switch placement, armour

The other thing you can try to strengthen 3D printed designs is to try other materials. I use Nylon (Alloy 910) and Poycarbonate (Polymaker PC Max). The nylon is more flexible and therefore more able to withstand impacts but both are stronger with better inter layer adhesion. While both can still be...
by peterwaller
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Potential Exeter Antweight Event
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Potential Exeter Antweight Event

My arena won't fit into many cars I selected the Yeti because of the wide space and made the arena as big as would just fit in.
My previous car was a Focus like Dave's and it wouldn't go in that.
by peterwaller
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Potential Exeter Antweight Event
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Potential Exeter Antweight Event?

I afraid that's a bit far for me 180 miles and over 3 hours each way.
by peterwaller
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Buying Antweights
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: Buying Antweights

Not completely true here is Feeble an attempt at a hydraulic crusher that lived up to it name and leaked lots of cooking oil everywhere. The picture is dated 2002 so quite a while back. https://yqcugg-db3pap001.files.1drv.com/y4mAYe85c4mfiqtLPGvRwaTUfvNiKU70lhvEphGf7JFaoHokgthOprVECaHP2-th3wEsE-h9om...
by peterwaller
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton
Replies: 57
Views: 1960

Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

Yes a great event and a great venue thanks to Chris and Co for all the hard work.
by peterwaller
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton
Replies: 57
Views: 1960

Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

That's OK then are you running the event using antlog or paper charts.
by peterwaller
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton
Replies: 57
Views: 1960

Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

One slight problem seems to be that although we have a deadline for entries as far as I know Antlog will still be allowing more entries.
Any way we are up to 69 entries so far so it looks like a good turn out.
by peterwaller
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 664
Views: 68234

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Just been updating Combatant my Anticyclone clone. The weapon motor mount was too flexible causing the spinner blade to rub in various places stopping it from being effective. Also on taking it apart I found the wheels were a little loose and had moved inwards where they were chewed by the blades. T...

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