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by JoeHLloyd
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)
Replies: 12
Views: 1722

Re: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)

I'm having to make minor changes to pretty much every part of the bot. It'll be another week at least before I'm ready to print the next test chassis. What's happening: I'm going with 30mm wheels over the 25mm I originally intended. This unlocks quite a few benefits. 1. I get 2.5mm more space at bac...
by JoeHLloyd
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)
Replies: 12
Views: 1722

Re: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)

I got a test chassis printed in PLA and boy am I glad I did - it has thrown up numerous issues. In general I think I've pushed to keep it as compact as possible and unfortunately I'm now paying the price. https://imgur.com/gallery/ackSYQE Basically: The weapon does not appear to sit centrally. I'll ...
by JoeHLloyd
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)
Replies: 12
Views: 1722

Re: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)

It's alive! My jank soldering and hasty y-cabling has actually done the job. Had to flash the Taranis with some non-eu firmware to enable the D8 mode the rx needed. Went ahead and mixed the channels, that's all done, ready to drop into the chassis! And I'll need to re-solder a few things to cut out ...
by JoeHLloyd
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)
Replies: 12
Views: 1722

Re: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)

Great - I think I understand. Basically I should wire it up like this?

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by JoeHLloyd
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)
Replies: 12
Views: 1722

Re: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)

The RX says it's OK for operating voltages up to 10V, so I guess it's OK to wire directly to that. How do I actually supply power to this receiver then? It only seems to have 4 sets of 3 channel pins and that's it. Would I split the battery leads to go direct to the weapon ESC and to the RX? Thanks ...
by JoeHLloyd
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)
Replies: 12
Views: 1722

Re: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)

It says the BEC is OPTO. I think that means it is not safe to power the receiver with it? https://hobbyking.com/en_us/multistar-32bit-20a-0-lite-before-is-18a.html?___store=en_us Although the receiver says operating voltage of 3.5-10V, so that would presumably be OK? https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4C...
by JoeHLloyd
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)
Replies: 12
Views: 1722

Re: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)

Next stage of the operation I could use some help with. Am I wiring this up correctly? The battery will be connected to the ESC only, and the ESC has only 2 wires that go to the receiver, which will power the receiver and both drive motors? I was expecting it to be worse. Also do I need to throw in ...
by JoeHLloyd
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)
Replies: 12
Views: 1722

Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)

Yes I know cheese is nothing to do with stars. 2 separate themes, deal with it! I thought about re-naming the team as Team Käse Chiefs or Team Fromage and In Charge or Cheesus Saves but ultimately, I like stars as well as cheese so oh well. Thanks to everyone that helped me out sourcing electronics ...
by JoeHLloyd
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.
Replies: 20
Views: 3071

Re: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.

Hi all, I'm closing down my shopping list. Got some grade 5 Ti offcuts off ebay (apparently of Russian manufacture, blyat!) which I'll get waterjetted once I've designed the disc. Then I'm going to mess about anodising it myself, watch this space, haha. Speaking of which would anyone read a build th...
by JoeHLloyd
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.
Replies: 20
Views: 3071

Re: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.

@Kyro yes please, if your friend is interested in picking up a little extra business that would be great. Was it G5 Ti you sourced? Where did you get it?

@ocracoke thanks for the recommendation, I'll look into it.