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by GeorgeR
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 81475

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Many thanks to Chris and all the other helpers for yet another fantastic event. Completing a double elimination event with 123 robots in one day is no mean feat.

For those that don't want to know the results look away now.....

1st - RBMK
2nd - Trigger
3rd - Valkyrie
4th - Bzroink
by GeorgeR
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 81475

Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Wow that's a lot of antweights!

Don't panic though Chris, I'm sure it should be manageable. We had 104 at AWS57 and that finished with over an hour to spare, even with a lunch break. The key was definitely getting started early.
by GeorgeR
Fri May 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Pompidou First Antweight Build/Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 35229

Re: Team Pompidou First Antweight Build/Questions

The switch should be added between the battery plug and the dasmikro, on the positive (red) wire. Good luck with soldering the dasmikro, they're very delicate.
by GeorgeR
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The Hotel Lima, for Ants: A Build Diary
Replies: 106
Views: 67131

Re: A Hotel, constructed of Limas, for Ants: A Build Diary

Regarding the overheating servo, it probably can't move through its full range of motion due to the linkage. So at one end of its travel the servo is constantly stalled, which will quickly heat it up. The solution is to program the servo end points on the transmitter.
by GeorgeR
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Eddie J - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG, Flash POWERspray
Replies: 72
Views: 65943

Re: Fishy Electronics - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG

I wouldn't be too worried about the counterweight, it shouldn't get hit, and it's going slower anyway. The bits that look marginal to me are between the central hub and the edge of the bar, particularly by that mounting hole, and along the threaded holes that the tooth screws into. Polycarb is a gre...
by GeorgeR
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Eddie J - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG, Flash POWERspray
Replies: 72
Views: 65943

Re: Fishy Electronics - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG

Wow, a polycarbonate weapon bar is certainly a brave choice. I'm not saying it definitely won't work, but you might want to have a backup plan just in case! It's still looking beautiful though.
by GeorgeR
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Esc and Receiver
Replies: 13
Views: 18352

Re: Esc and Receiver

LimaHotel wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:19 pm
Once it's flashed it supports... hang on, let me grab mine...
DSM2
DSMX
J6Pro
Flysky
Just to note the devo 7e won't support flysky without a hardware mod. You'll want to use a dsmx or dsm2 receiver, and I would also recommend the lemonrx feather-light ones.
by GeorgeR
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: The Hotel Lima, for Ants: A Build Diary
Replies: 106
Views: 67131

Re: A Hotel, constructed of Limas, for Ants: A Build Diary

As Mark suggested, unlike most batteries they don't contain anything toxic, so the way to dispose of a dodgy lipo is to fully discharge it, and then simply put it in the bin. Leaving the lipo in a bucket of salt water for a couple of days is a good method of discharging as it should contain any fire...
by GeorgeR
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Eddie J - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG, Flash POWERspray
Replies: 72
Views: 65943

Re: Fishy Electronics - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG

Wow! This thing is gloriously over the top, can't wait to see it running and really hope I get to fight it sometime.
by GeorgeR
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Small ESCs outside the UK
Replies: 13
Views: 18415

Re: Small ESCs outside the UK

To be honest the braking isn't a major issue, but having previously only used braked escs I really noticed a slight sloppiness in the control of the robot when I did briefly test a dasmikro, almost as if you were driving on a slippery surface. But as you said the much bigger issue is how fragile the...