Will's Nanoweights

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Re: Will's Nanoweights

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:24 pm

Worst. Name. Ever.
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Re: Will's Nanoweights

Post by teamocean » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:02 pm

I agree it could do with a new name- need suggestion. Current option is Leviosa.

Still playing around with options for the spinner- need some inspiration for it.
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Re: Will's Nanoweights

Post by Rapidrory » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:52 pm

Is this using that huge disc or are you starting a new one?
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Re: Will's Nanoweights

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:47 pm

Leviosa is much better.
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Re: Will's Nanoweights

Post by teamocean » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:58 pm

After recieving my order of those tiny dual motor drive units last week I decided to try some out.

Lumos was the first to recieve them after I broke one of the servos during testing. I split the units in half, wired them into the servo boards and configured them in a new assembly. The result is far better than I expected! They have an excellent balance of speed and torque and Lumos can now easily move one of my fleas around.

I then had a go at making a 4wd nano using these. I had intented to order a deltang rx for this but being a bit cheap I chose to go with a lemon rx and a couple of modded servo boards. The end result was pretty damn good! It can push an ant with relative ease and the speed is just right. Even had enough weight left for an HDPE front and milk bottle armour. Just needs a name now :)

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Re: Will's Nanoweights

Post by Rapidrory » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:03 am

Glad to see the milk bottle armour is spreading; it saved Haggis from Ickle nicely at the weekend :P The 4x4 thing looks very much like the new Minidozer, if not a bit wider. Very much looking forward to my shipment of those drive units arriving; at 75p each you couldn't really ask for more :L
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Re: Will's Nanoweights

Post by teamocean » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:07 am

For the price they are absolutely brilliant! I've got some plans for them which should be fun :)
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Re: Will's Nanoweights

Post by peterwaller » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:09 am

I can't beleive you got yours before me I ordered mine the day before yours and mine still havent arrived. :(
I take it from what you have said they are worth the wait.

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Re: Will's Nanoweights

Post by teamocean » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:02 pm

They are very good :) I've just ordered a couple more batches as these will be going into my Nanobots for the Shockbots site.
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Re: Will's Nanoweights

Post by Hogi » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:24 pm

how do you mod a servo board Will?
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Re: Will's Nanoweights

Post by teamocean » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:36 pm

Its a pretty straightforward process :) when you remove the board from the servo you remove the potentiometer and replace it with fixed resistors (normally 2.2k) and then wire it up as usual
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Re: Will's Nanoweights

Post by Hogi » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:00 pm

oh right, thanks :)
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Re: Will's Nanoweights

Post by teamocean » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:41 pm

After a bit of thought I finally decided that I need another nano spinner so I have rebuilt Inertia XT :)

It now has proper gearmotors for drive and a deltang rx to get the size and weight down. With the old disc it weighs in around 30g but I have just ordered a new single tooth blade which should come in at half the weight and bring it back under the limit while hopefully still packing a similar punch as this one as it currently spins and hits very well- it has been sending my other nanos from one side of the room to the other :P

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Re: Will's Nanoweights

Post by Hogi » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:36 pm

cool! is the spinner motor one out of a servo?
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Re: Will's Nanoweights

Post by teamocean » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:27 pm

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ust realised that I haven't updated this for a while. Will give a full update of my new nanos tomorrow but my latest one works very well.

Given the new 60mm cube I have been able to rebuild Inertia XT properly. It has the new nanobox gearmotors fitted into a new chassis and the end result is pretty good. The disc is capable of throwing another nano up to a couple of meters away so it should be fun in competition :) and it only weighs 24g :)

I also have the new Inversion XT and Reducto 2 which I'll get some photos of tomorrow.
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