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Re: Peter Wallers Fleas

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:30 pm

Well done Peter, you've surpassed yourself. That's a worse name than Deflea. I'm very proud.
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Re: Peter Wallers Fleas

Post by peterwaller » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:37 am

I new you would love it. :wink:
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Re: Peter Wallers Fleas

Post by joey_picus » Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:31 pm

It's like a Stinger! (the car-stopping thing, not the robot, although maybe the same level of control...) I love it, it's a genuinely quite original idea and you don't see those much these days :)
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Re: Peter Wallers Fleas

Post by peterwaller » Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:38 pm

I have got some improvement in the driving by a slight mod to the gearboxes.
My idea of using the long motor shaft for one of the secondary and output gears has a flaw.
Normally any friction experienced at these points in particular the output gear with the wheel is at a point in the gear train where the torque is much higher and so has less effect.
But in my design the loading is on the motor output shaft and so has a much greater effect.
By drilling the output gear to 1.2 mm on the 1 mm shaft this has given some improvement but at low speed it is still very difficult to drive straight.

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Re: Peter Wallers Fleas

Post by limpet » Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:08 pm

Looks great and very different. Hope you get it all sorted so we can see it in combat.
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Re: Peter Wallers Fleas

Post by peterwaller » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:16 am

After the damage it took at Basingstoke I decided to rebuild Deflea this time in Alloy 910 Nylon and with better tracks and faster motors.
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Re: Peter Wallers Fleas

Post by peterwaller » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:35 pm

It's been a while since I built a Flea mainly because we don't get time to fight them at AWS events but I have always been disappointed with my Flea spinner Fleabite so I thought I would have a go at improving it. By using one of the little double ended gear motors I was able to save enough weight to use a full size BE1806 brushless weapon motor. So if it does't rip itself apart it should actually do some damage. I might consider building a second Flea and have a proper Antweight cluster.
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Re: Peter Wallers Fleas

Post by AntRoboteer » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:59 am

That looks great Pete, hopefully there shall be a proper fleaweight competition at some point.

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Re: Peter Wallers Fleas

Post by razerdave » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:54 pm

Double ended motor?

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Re: Peter Wallers Fleas

Post by peterwaller » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:29 pm

There are two separate motor gearboxes in one case I found them on ebay a year or so back but they don't seem to be available anymore.
The are much to fast hence the extra gearing which halves the speed but they are still quite quick.

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