team hectic fleaweight build diary.

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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:29 pm

I like it
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:11 pm

thanks Dave. i know it's pretty basic but it's something for me to compete with at least. the ramp is very slightly dipped in the middle. this is due to heat radiating from the soldering iron while i was attaching the scoop. it was completely unintentional but i reckon it should make it more difficult for the opponent to escape by sliding off the side of it. as seen in the pictures the wheels protrude from the rear of the chasis which should allow it to self right by reversing into the arena wall provided it's high enough. the lid will be held on with duct tape so spinners better watch out:)

PS: what are the official rules for fleaweights at the moment? i am interested in this catagory of robot now! i like having fleas;)
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Rapidrory » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:15 pm

Hogi wrote:i like having fleas;)
My room is now infested with ants and fleas :P
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:05 pm

Rules are basically the same as ants, but smaller. Weight 75g (Walker 112.5g), cube 3", 3 rollers max on team, plus a 4th that's walker or cluster...all else the same I believe.
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:22 pm

team hectic presents...

FLEADOM FIGHTER!

robot profile.
weight: 61 grams.
battery: 2 cell, 250mah lipo.
drives: 2X 30-1 ratio gear motors with shortened output shafts.
speed controller/ reciever: tinytwo kit.
transmitter: Eflight LP5DSM.
armour: 1mm HDPE.
weaponry: 2WD pusher.
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Super antweights: territorial.

Fleaweights: fleadom fighter, gaztons.

Featherweights: hectic (under construction)

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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Rapidrory » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:51 pm

250mAh? It'll run for days between charges :P

Seemed to drive pretty well and have good pushing power, though you may want to add another 14 grams over the wheel just to bring the grip up.
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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:05 pm

thanks for your help Rory. i should add weight onto the wheels?
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Super antweights: territorial.

Fleaweights: fleadom fighter, gaztons.

Featherweights: hectic (under construction)

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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by haz » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:32 pm

Best name evar.

I would stick some weight over the wheels but make sure that doesn't cause the front to buck up when you accelerate.

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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by AntRoboteer » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:35 pm

That looks amazing! I love the gearmotor setup - I wish I could do (or afford!) something as good as that! So tiny too! I am hoping to rebuild Class Act for a new era (for me) of fleaweight robotics, this time using servos that actually fit in the size properly! Really hope that robot goes well for you!

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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:39 pm

haz- i've been wary of the wheely effect all through the build which is one of the reasons why the motors are only glued in rather than screwed in with heavy motor mounts. it should be relatively effective as it is however i will experiment with it to see what can be done. my aunty thought of the name by the way.

antroboteer- thanks very much buddy! i wish you all the best with your new fleaweight era. looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
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Super antweights: territorial.

Fleaweights: fleadom fighter, gaztons.

Featherweights: hectic (under construction)

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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by AntRoboteer » Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:14 pm

Thanks! I was just wondering, seeing as I know you own (or have owned) one, what is the OrangerRx T-SIX Transmitter like? Is it any good for antweight purposes?

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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:18 pm

i know a couple of people use them still. i did have one for a while for my antweight grabber and they are very easy to program. they deffinitely have a lot of buttons and switched that aren't needed for robots but one switch does allow you to mix on the remote rather than on the robot which is good if your ESC/RX doesn't have mixing on it. my one was alright for a while but then i ended up having problems with it so i wouldn't recommend the orange. if your looking for a decent DSM2 compatable transmitter i would recommend the Eflight LP5DSM. it doesn't have the luxury buttons and switches of the orange but i've got 2 of them currently driving robots in my team and they havn't failed me so far. they're cheap and cheerful, i got one from Ebay for just 20 quid and there are usually a few on there. i still run the orange reciever in the thunder strike as it is compatable with the Eflight transmitter.
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Super antweights: territorial.

Fleaweights: fleadom fighter, gaztons.

Featherweights: hectic (under construction)

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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by AntRoboteer » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:30 pm

Thanks very much for your help!

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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by Hogi » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:48 pm

that's alright, i would've included a link to an LP5DSM transmitter but i'm posting from my nintendo DS and the internet feature on it is pretty basic.
Daniel Jackson.

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Many antweights

Super antweights: territorial.

Fleaweights: fleadom fighter, gaztons.

Featherweights: hectic (under construction)

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Re: team hectic fleaweight build diary.

Post by AntRoboteer » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:27 am

My Mum and Dad have been really kind and have offered me a Spektrum DX6 (the 2014 black model) for Cristmas! I really could not refuse!!!! It has all of the features that I need such as channel reversing, mixing, throttle curves etc. For now, I am stuck with my Blade MLP4DSM with a broken throttle stick but it should do me for two events. I have managed to fit a wood screw in as the second stick and all is now working well. I sure am glad I stayed away from the Orange - you really saved me there! Thanks a lot and if I need another basic controller, the LP5DSM looks awesome! Thanks again! :-)

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