the fleaweight diet?

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the fleaweight diet?

Post by haz » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:18 pm

hiya, my lated flea is tipping the scales at 68g without any armour, i haven't really put that big parts in to it and i am stumped as to how to loose weight and still have the wepon :-?
the componats i am using are
2x gws pico servos
2x lego wheels
1x 9g servo
ti lifing scoop
6v battery.
1mm hdpe base.
a video as to the layout is here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdJZtJbJFi8

please help :(

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Post by josh » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:24 pm

those wheels are almost 10g each aren't they?
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Post by haz » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:27 pm

6g i think

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Post by josh » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:36 pm

can you get any holes in those? holes in the armour/base, possibly shorten wires, remove casings/heatshrinks
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Post by haz » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:39 pm

cheers i will drill holes if it comes to the worst :(

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Post by joey_picus » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:13 pm

You could probably get away with minimal armour if it comes to it (the scoop seems to provide a lot of protection so only the front and side of the battery, plus possibly the back of the robot, are actually in real need of armouring).
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Post by haz » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:35 pm

but with 5g ish to spare, thats the trouble

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Post by Rhys » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:22 pm

Lego wheels are ok, it's just the tyres that weigh loads. Bin them if you can. Also, maybe get a 138mah lipo? Only 7g.

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Post by haz » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:42 pm

where from?

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Post by haz » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:41 pm

got myself underweight by going back to 4.8v at quite a cost, not so fast and the flipper is not so powerfull

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