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Re: New Featherweights

Postby bitternboy » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:49 pm

My feather is finally in the works.I am buying the 12mm HDPE for the end of my exams as a present to myself. All the parts are assembled and I've CADed it...
http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/ac35 ... eather.png (it's a bit blurred, sorry about that)
Inside: http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/ac35 ... ternal.png
The claw is an aspect I will develop when I have the cash and time so for the moment it's a pushbot (that's why it's not attached to anything).
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Re: New Featherweights

Postby haz » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:58 am

cool mate, when will it be ready?

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Re: New Featherweights

Postby bitternboy » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:51 pm

Hopefully the end of the summer.
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Re: New Featherweights

Postby the16henry16 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:47 pm

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Re: New Featherweights

Postby bitternboy » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:53 pm

My HDPE arrived and is all in order. The stuff is a dream to work with: cutting is easy and drilling is incredibly straight forward (although only up to an 8mm drill bit, my drill can't handle a 10mm without stalling). The batteries are all sorted with deans ultra connectors although the things are incredibly hard to solder. No snags so far.
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Re: New Featherweights

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Re: New Featherweights

Postby Remote-Controlled Dave » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:41 pm

Looking good that, Haz.
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Re: New Featherweights

Postby bitternboy » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:14 am

How did you break it?
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Re: New Featherweights

Postby haz » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:05 pm

rx and speed controler mis behaving :lol:

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Re: New Featherweights

Postby bitternboy » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:02 pm

The Feather is running! Side armour needs fitting and paint is needed so pictures when this is done...
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Re: New Featherweights

Postby Rhys » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:41 pm

After reading the last post, and then scanning through this thread, I really wanted to build a feather again! I've been putting it off for ages because one of my speedos was broken, and I had no motors or batteries.

After raiding my featherweight supplies (which have been collecting dust for about 8 years), I found I actually had two sets of 3800mah batteries, speed controllers, motor mounts, two wheels and a drive motor! You know that feeling when you find money in an old coat? It was like that but better. One of the speedos was still broken, but I was embarrassed at how easily I fixed it. How stupid must have been when I last put these away!?

So after work tomorrow, I'm going to get a second drive motor, and I'll have all the bits I need. Watch this space!
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Re: New Featherweights

Postby Team Orr » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:47 am

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Re: New Featherweights

Postby bitternboy » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:24 am

It worries me slightly how much more spacious the inside of the that robot looks compared to mine despite being smaller... :-?
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Re: New Featherweights

Postby Team Orr » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:50 am

Thanks. I'm probably going to upgrade to a bigger battery, the current one seems okay but realistically is a bit on the small side, could get a lot better power-to-weight-ratio that way. Not anything fancy like lithium etc, probably Nicad or a Nimh of some sort. Think i have one at home i can use. Going to try and tune up the ESC as well as the response time seems to be a bit on the slow side whilst i was testing it outside today. Its a good platform to work with.
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Re: New Featherweights

Postby Andrew_Hibberd » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:13 am

I got gianticde back from Mr Weston a couple of weeks ago, but had a stripped gear. I will fix it soon and will get back into feathers.

I am working on a new robot feathercide... A fp feather version of anticide :D
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