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by Rapidrory
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "Sioc" Build Diary
Replies: 20
Views: 2617

Re: "Sioc" Build Diary

That's looking very neat! A cabletie works well for holding motors in.

As for the glitching drive, seems to be a problem with the new V2 controllers and those servos. Easily fixed with a 6.3v 220uF capacitor across the 5v line
by Rapidrory
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds
Replies: 181
Views: 17012

Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Hmm, it's not a problem I've ever come across. If it's still not working, send it back to me along with the DSMX RX and I'll see what the problem is.
by Rapidrory
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds
Replies: 181
Views: 17012

Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

Just as an experiment, try it on the Aileron and Rudder channels. It may be that the DSMX lemons have a different output rate that the ESC is struggling with. If it works on Aileron and Rudder but not Aileron and Elevator then I can reprogram it to fix that.
by Rapidrory
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds
Replies: 181
Views: 17012

Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

You got a pic of how you've set it up? It should be on the Aileron and Elevator channels of the RX
by Rapidrory
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Another New Antweight..
Replies: 450
Views: 47064

Re: Another New Antweight..

Bit of a while since I posted in this thread (Those blades WERE fun!). Just been doing a bit of testing of the PicoTwos, hadn't been able to until now as the RX I designed them around was dead so had to order more from china. But they arrived today and it's all working now. Fitted it in Harold just ...
by Rapidrory
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Spinner
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Re: Spinner

Have a look through this thread, it should have most of the info you need: http://robotwars101.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2520
by Rapidrory
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: "Sioc" Build Diary
Replies: 20
Views: 2617

Re: "Sioc" Build Diary

Looks good! I'm planning on getting a heat gun to bend the polycarb sheets into my desired shape You don't actually need a heatgun for 1.5mm polycarb, it folds very similar to stiff card when cold, and is how most of the polycarbonate robots are built. one motor takes longer to start than the other ...
by Rapidrory
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Balance Charging
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Balance Charging

by Rapidrory
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: TinyTwo Speed Controllers
Replies: 204
Views: 31523

Re: TinyTwo Speed Controllers

Yeah, code's been tweaked for these.

They're not direct Deltang copies, but they use the same chip.

They're not significantly lighter than the lemonRX I use in the NanoTwo (both less than 2g or so) but at this size, they can be put almost anywhere in the robot :L
by Rapidrory
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: TinyTwo Speed Controllers
Replies: 204
Views: 31523

Re: TinyTwo Speed Controllers

Starting to look into the next generation of antweight and nanoweight ESCs. This is the prototype of the PicoTwo controller which I'm looking at as a possible upgrade from the NanoTwo. It's currently using one of the tiny deltang knock off DSM2 RXs, but am hoping to move it to a similar sized DSMX c...
by Rapidrory
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds
Replies: 181
Views: 17012

Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

They're £20 for just the ESC.
by Rapidrory
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds
Replies: 181
Views: 17012

Re: Team Coolspeedbot's robot builds

By the sounds of it I need to reinstate the N2LVs until I can find a proper solution for DSMX compatibility. (https://docs.google.com/document/d/19oFbqru5-Iwutio1Mt0i7QXO_RsyPf8I7_5n3YKdTXg/edit?usp=sharing) They just plug into a regular RX using servo leads so can be used with both DSM2 and DSMX re...
by Rapidrory
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Low cost DIY esc
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: Low cost DIY esc

You could do a kit with just a pre-programmed microcontroller, a motor driver chip, a 5v regulator and a few capacitors for less than £6. For that price you could even get some PCBs made up to make the process even easier; I use this company for PCBs these days and they're stupidly cheap as long as ...
by Rapidrory
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Cereal Killer
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: Cereal Killer

Yes I have, no it doesn't work with the standard firmware on the ESC, but I've written a custom firmware to make them work with the DasMikro RXs
by Rapidrory
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Brushless motor help
Replies: 7
Views: 2336

Re: Brushless motor help

Those motors run fine on 2S; a lot of antweight spinners use them.