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by thetopcat84
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Fleaweights
Topic: Thetopcat's build log
Replies: 20
Views: 31374

Re: Thetopcat's build log

Cheers, Rory, will probably look to some of those at some point in the future... in the meantime I've ordered enough bits and pieces to get a couple of bits built... just gotta hurry up and wait for now!
by thetopcat84
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Fleaweights
Topic: Thetopcat's build log
Replies: 20
Views: 31374

Re: Thetopcat's build log

They look pretty damned good! How much are the full flea kits, Rory? I'm assuming the Lemon Rx is DSM2/X compatible?

Any multi-buy discount?
by thetopcat84
Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Fleaweights
Topic: Thetopcat's build log
Replies: 20
Views: 31374

Re: Thetopcat's build log

Thanks, Joey! Will have a look for more info on the ESCs then, for now your idea of keeping the pot is a good shout, but will probably look into what resistors are required to make things neater/lighter... On the steering front, I was turning the Tx 45 degrees and felt not only silly, but also found...
by thetopcat84
Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Fleaweights
Topic: Thetopcat's build log
Replies: 20
Views: 31374

Re: Thetopcat's build log

Well, this feels like threadro-mancy, but it is my build log after all! After such a long time, I have finally found myself with enough time and pocket-money from the missus to dedicate some time to this again! Having dusted off all the stuff I'd kept from years ago, I've been through the inventory ...
by thetopcat84
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Fleaweights
Topic: Thetopcat's build log
Replies: 20
Views: 31374

Re: Thetopcat's build log

Well, I got it all assembled on a chassis, but as you rightly pointed out, haz, it was rather lacking in drive... Will try a new over the weekend and see what I can come up with...
by thetopcat84
Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Fleaweights
Topic: Thetopcat's build log
Replies: 20
Views: 31374

Re: Thetopcat's build log

3 reasons:

-1 stripped its gears
-The other had a superglue mishap in my first attempt at speed hacking
-I'm too tight fisted to throw something away that can still be used to botch something together

Actually works out ok, it still drives fine and is now narrower, so I don't mind tbh...
by thetopcat84
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Fleaweights
Topic: Thetopcat's build log
Replies: 20
Views: 31374

Re: Thetopcat's build log

Gotta love duct tape... Ever see the Mythbusters episodes? They made a boat out of duct tape!

Anyway, today I have mostly been cutting down on wiring:

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Need to order up some 1 & 2mm hdpe and a switch next...
by thetopcat84
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Fleaweights
Topic: Thetopcat's build log
Replies: 20
Views: 31374

Re: Thetopcat's build log

Haha, well then maybe I should take a leap! Any particular tape that's spinner-proof? I've linked in a servo on the throttle stick for a flipper now, so the internals are all there (though a switch and charge link would be nice). Just need to assemble a chassis and body. Question: using towerpro sg9...
by thetopcat84
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Fleaweights
Topic: Thetopcat's build log
Replies: 20
Views: 31374

Re: Thetopcat's build log

Thanks guys! Haz: I've got it setup on a single analogue stick with each axis controlling a wheel (so to go straight forward, you push up and left)... it doesn't really like going in a straight line, but it does like to spin! Dave26: it's far from competitive, this was more a sort of proof of concep...
by thetopcat84
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Fleaweights
Topic: Thetopcat's build log
Replies: 20
Views: 31374

Thetopcat's build log

Thought it best to start my own thread for this, but planning on putting together a couple of fleaweights to find my feet in combat robots... So after getting the final bits through today, I threw a few things together and got something working! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QodoAZwgLtg In case yo...