team hectic fleaweight build diary.

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Hogi
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:07 am

nice one Rory! i'll get mum to email you today. she was busy decorating the living room yesterday and she forgot.
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Many antweights

Super antweights: territorial.

Fleaweights: fleadom fighter, gaztons.

Featherweights: hectic (under construction)

Hogi
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:35 pm

the 1mm HDPE arrived today. i'm going to have exterior wheels on my robot, how wide should i make the chasis base?
Daniel Jackson.

Team Hectic.

Many antweights

Super antweights: territorial.

Fleaweights: fleadom fighter, gaztons.

Featherweights: hectic (under construction)

Rapidrory
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Rapidrory » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:56 pm

My advice would be to get an old cereal packet or similar thin cardboard, and try out various chassis ideas using card board and cellotape/ glue. Then when you're happy with the design, use the cardboard as a template to cut the 1mm hdpe. Saves wasting hdpe, and lets you play around with ideas and check if they fit in the cube. I probably wouldn't start cutting up the hdpe till you get the electronics to put in it, so you can check they fit properly. Just get prototyping ideas with cardboard first :)
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:06 pm

cool i'll do that.
Daniel Jackson.

Team Hectic.

Many antweights

Super antweights: territorial.

Fleaweights: fleadom fighter, gaztons.

Featherweights: hectic (under construction)

Rapidrory
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Rapidrory » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:21 pm

If you want to work out the weight; 1mm hdpe weighs about 0.1g per square centimetre, so if you can roughly work out the area of your cardboard chassis in square centimeters, then multiply that by 0.1, you'll get an idea of what it'll weigh when built from hdpe.

Almost all my ants started as cardboard cut outs.. (chocolate bot still is :P)

Also, might have to get some 1mm hdpe; its about 20% lighter than the 1mm polycarbonate I use.. I want to try make a fleaweight cluster, so every gram is critical..
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:41 pm

so it should be relatively easy to get it within weight then?
Daniel Jackson.

Team Hectic.

Many antweights

Super antweights: territorial.

Fleaweights: fleadom fighter, gaztons.

Featherweights: hectic (under construction)

Rapidrory
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Rapidrory » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:49 pm

As long as it's under 350 square centimeters (say 300 to be on the safe side). That's equivalent to about a 17x17cm square of 1mm HDPE.. so you should be ok :P
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Rapidrory » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:37 pm

Btw, what channels do you use for steering and forward/reverse? Need to know so I can wire up your kit right..
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:03 pm

i always drive mixed. do you boards do mixing?
Daniel Jackson.

Team Hectic.

Many antweights

Super antweights: territorial.

Fleaweights: fleadom fighter, gaztons.

Featherweights: hectic (under construction)

Rapidrory
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Rapidrory » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:42 pm

I've currently got your kit doing onboard mixing. Need to know what channels you use though if you know them (Most people use Aileron and elevator for example)
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