Team Shock's Beetleweights

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Re: Team Shock's Beetleweights

Postby Bigconkers » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:12 am

Nice one Will. Where did you get your waterjetting done and were they a good price?

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Re: Team Shock's Beetleweights

Postby teamocean » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:23 pm

I used EMSEA, price was a bit steep though and delivery was 2 weeks late but I believe that was due to the courier
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Re: Team Shock's Beetleweights

Postby Team Orr » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:37 pm

Hey Will, looking great!

Just out of interest, what motors are you using? I have a design in mind but as I've never attempted a beetleweight I'm slightly hesitant to invest in something that's not up to the job :roll:
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Re: Team Shock's Beetleweights

Postby teamocean » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:36 pm

Thanks Jack.

I'm using the 25mm OD pololu gear motors for this one as I had a couple left over from my uni project. Need some combat testing but should do the job. Running them on 3s lipo with botbitz ESCs.
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Re: Team Shock's Beetleweights

Postby teamocean » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:26 pm

The waterjet parts have finally arrived and are looking good. The 10mm discs are a little on the heavy side so I will probably use the 6mm ones which should still be more than strong enough for the job.

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Re: Team Shock's Beetleweights

Postby haz » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:29 pm

Looks sweet mate. If you ever need a home for the 10mm discs :wink:

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Re: Team Shock's Beetleweights

Postby teamocean » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:33 pm

:) don't worry Haz I have plans for those already :P
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Re: Team Shock's Beetleweights

Postby haz » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:43 pm

Good man!

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Re: Team Shock's Beetleweights

Postby teamocean » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:00 pm

Just had the first weigh in for the beetle to check that it would still be in weight after getting my hands on the disc.

Came in at 984g minus the armour, rx and belt with the 6mm disc so will be around 1.2kg with the 10mm disc in place. I plan to run with the 6mm one to start off with as this will make the spin up easier.

I plan to start putting it together this weekend and will hopefully pick up a couple of belts while I'm home so that I can test it :)

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Re: Team Shock's Beetleweights

Postby teamocean » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:08 pm

Finished the beetle today. Now has 1.5mm steel for armour but since it only weighs 1.1kg I can always add more if I need to.

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Re: Team Shock's Beetleweights

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Re: Team Shock's Beetleweights

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