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by Rapidrory
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 7876

Re: Part recommendation

TBH, that one would probably do you fine. With a temperature controlled iron you'll want to solder with it at around 350C, assuming the temperature setting is accurate. If you're using unleaded solder you may want to swap to using this stuff as it's so much nicer to solder with: https://www.amazon.c...
by Rapidrory
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 7876

Re: Part recommendation

You shouldn't need any extra wires, just cut the wire and solder in a switch. The wires on the ESC will likely need cutting to length anyway so you should have plenty spare from that if needed. Make sure to tin everything properly before soldering it else you'll likely have weak joints. You're ESC i...
by Rapidrory
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 51 - Peasedown St. John, 29th October 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 8522

Re: Antweight World Series 51 - Peasedown St. John, 29th October 2016

Yeah, I'll probably have one, if not Alex usually does.
by Rapidrory
Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 51 - Peasedown St. John, 29th October 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 8522

Re: Antweight World Series 51 - Peasedown St. John, 29th October 2016

I've signed up with BullyDozer but am gonna try get Drumbledore running before next weekend so I can finally have an all spinner team.
by Rapidrory
Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 7876

Re: Part recommendation

If you need some extra inspiration, this is a similar design which was very successful at the last AWS.

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by Rapidrory
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 7876

Re: Part recommendation

Those motor support bars will want to be thicker than that if it's gonna survive any decent hits; they're gonna be handling a lot of force!
by Rapidrory
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 7876

Re: Part recommendation

The DYS motors need a 5mm bearing. I use the 5x8x2.5mm ones from here : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/W-FLANGE-MODE ... hash=item0

The flange makes it easier to ensure it doesn't fall out.
by Rapidrory
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Help!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: Help!!!

Even if the throttle isn't low you should be getting beeps. Sounds like you're not getting any signal from the receiver. You sure the servo plug is plugged in the right way up? (Yellow wire closest to the heatshrink)
by Rapidrory
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Help!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: Help!!!

Yeah, if you cut either of the other two then the ESC isn't gonna do much. Resolder it, cut the red wire, and you should be good.
by Rapidrory
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Help!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: Help!!!

Does the motor beep when you power it up? It should beep 3 times in a rising tone, and then do a longer beep to signify that everything's ok and it's got signal. It sounds like it may be a motor connection issue.
by Rapidrory
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 7876

Re: Part recommendation

Make sure you support the blade on both sides, else the motor will likely break rather quickly. This is usually done by bolting the prop adapter that comes with the motor on the other side of the blade, and then supporting that in a bearing. It's relatively simple and makes for a super strong setup.
by Rapidrory
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 7876

Re: Part recommendation

If you get a load of blades cut at once the price per blade comes down; I got 8 cut for £40. To wire up the brushless, you connect it to a brushless ESC, that also needs to be connected to the battery, and the servo lead plugged into the servo port on the NanoTwo (though cut the red wire on the serv...
by Rapidrory
Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Part recommendation
Replies: 55
Views: 7876

Re: Part recommendation

The red 2300kv DYS motors from Hobbyking are the easiest to use as you can bolt the blade directly to them if you have the right bolt pattern. The easiest way to do a blade is get Kcut to waterjet cut it for you. Only costs about £5 a blade and they'll source the material for you. I'd recommend 2mm ...
by Rapidrory
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 744
Views: 116112

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

I tried, it just didn't work first time so I gave up and did other things... Those things suck to program so code dev on them is painful :L
by Rapidrory
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings
Replies: 744
Views: 116112

Re: Peter Wallers Robot Ramblings

Dammit :P