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Re: fleas

Post by earthwormjim » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:04 am

awesome!
Love the sound it makes when spinning up. :)
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Re: fleas

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:23 am

Great looking piece of kit Rhys!
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Re: fleas

Post by Andrew_Hibberd » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:10 am

That is a suitably silly disk, what Speedo are you using?

I have also got the legs running on my flea, I had to put in some slower motors due to the friction in the cams. Need to solder in the electronics this evening, not much more needed now.

This could be a very silly cluster...
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Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:06 am

You should call it Very Silly Cluster.
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Re: fleas

Post by Rhys » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:49 am

It could cope with a heavier disc, there's a lot of weight to be saved on the rx and speedo as the current ones are quite large, but that would have meant buying new a new Speedo and receiver, and cutting a new disc, so I stuck with what I had. It vibrates a lot at low speed, but seems fine at full speed, like it used to when it was on Randar. Andy, any chance I could borrow your prop balancer on the day? Haven't seen mine since I cut this disc about 6 years ago...

Its a HobbyKing 10a speedo, and fortunately I now know how to turn the brake off.
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Re: fleas

Post by Andrew_Hibberd » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:46 pm

No problem I will put it in the car for saturday.
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Re: fleas

Post by Rhys » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:58 am

Excellent. Cheer mate, much appreciated.

And getting this back on topic, here's some more fleas!

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The one on the left is Shatner's Bassoon, weighing in at a weedy 52g, and on the right is Quark, a slightly more impressive 70.3g. :D

Quark has an axe/hammer, which is mainly there for self righting purposes, but who knows what might happen..... No weapon for Shatner's Bassoon, but I may see what I can sort tomorrow night. Both are also due a shiny new paint job for Saturday. :P
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Re: fleas

Post by joey_picus » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:39 am

I like the wheels on Shatner's Bassoon, what are they made of? (cake?)

It looks like there's going to be a lot of very good fleas this weekend - will have to step my game up a bit...
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Re: fleas

Post by Rhys » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:43 am

Hah, what kind of weird ass cakes have you been eating? They're 3D printing covered in lint roller. Just some spares I had lying around from AWS 35.

EDIT: Oh never mind, I missed my own reference. :P
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Re: fleas

Post by earthwormjim » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:08 am

Hi Joey!
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Post by joey_picus » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:13 am

Hi Jim!

(will this continue for all eternity? XD)
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Re: fleas

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:04 am

They are really cool Rhys! Looking forward to this FWS now.
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Re: fleas

Post by razerdave » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:40 am

I think we have over 20 fleas which makes this the biggest FWS too. Little devil still needs a new flipper and chassis but I just have not had the time or money to get it made. On the plus side, Divinity is working better than ever :).

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Re: fleas

Post by peterwaller » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:12 pm

Just been doing a new version of Deflea.
Due to a rapid turn round of the printed chassis (thanks Josh) it has taken just a week from upload of the print file to build of the robot.
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At the moment it has polycarb front and rear scoops but I am looking at upgrading to Titanium.
Using lego tracks I finally managed a double ended Defiant copy that just fits the 3 inch cube and weighs in so far at 65 gms

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Re: fleas

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:04 am

Oh dear. A fine looking fleaweight version of a robot I always had trouble defeating! Good work Peter.
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