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by EddieJ
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Beetleweights
Topic: How Big is your Beetle?
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: How Big is your Beetle?

I think you are right, it is good to keep things compact and "dense". But for some bots like grabbers or crushers, making sure you are sized right is pretty important :P Definitely get your RC car converted to tank steering for a beetle conversion! Or turning around after hitting a wall will be like...
by EddieJ
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Beetleweights
Topic: How Big is your Beetle?
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: How Big is your Beetle?

Thanks! Leads me to believe I was designing things a bit too small :?
by EddieJ
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: T_Y's Build Log
Replies: 189
Views: 105033

Re: T_Y's Build Log

I think given the curved shape of the rollers, casting silicone tyres onto them might be a bit tricky, I'd have to think about it and see what could be done. I was thinking of some sort of tape or paint-able latex which may do the trick. Any attempt to add tyres to the rollers is going to need a mo...
by EddieJ
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Beetleweights
Topic: How Big is your Beetle?
Replies: 5
Views: 963

How Big is your Beetle?

Research purposes ! :D

Having only seen under a handful of Beetles in the flesh - it would be great to judge if a design is going to come in hugely under or over sized!
by EddieJ
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.
Replies: 20
Views: 2275

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

Really awesome! 1 more channel for brushed motors is a real godsend for flippers and axes.
by EddieJ
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.
Replies: 20
Views: 2275

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

Ahh yea that one! PWM. I'm mixing acronyms. Thanks for the clarity George! :) Joe, in case you already bought it - dont fret, the RX i linked is still good for you - it is actually PWM (only I dont know my PWMs from my PPMs :P ) (NB: Because I'm a bit crazy, I actually built my own ESCs which do use...
by EddieJ
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.
Replies: 20
Views: 2275

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

What are PPM and SBUS? Connector types? Also, it's all weight-sensitive! SBUS and PPM are different ways the RX outputs signal for use by other components. Main difference is with SBUS you will get 3 wires that output 4 channels all together. Usually used for plugging into a flight control board on...
by EddieJ
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Little help requested with a new bot - receiver, material sourcing etc. thanks.
Replies: 20
Views: 2275

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

3. Receiver. Ok this depends a lot on your transmitter. You say you have the Taranis X9D - which is the exact one i am using also (exclusive club! high five!) A lot of people in antweights use DSM2 receivers (no technical reason, just what has become the norm) so you will need to install a OrangeRX ...
by EddieJ
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Eddie J - DisinfectANT, Kinnettic Disassembly, Cilit BANG
Replies: 101
Views: 78691

Re: Eddie J - DisinfectANT , Cilit BANG, Flash POWERspray

So you overmoulded the tyre on the wheel? Nice. Looks good with the "wrap around gearbox" style too. Nice helical tread pattern. :D The dream is that spinners will just bounce off the rubbery tyres :? :lol: .. i can dream.. Still need to lose 5g of weight on the bot. I had to reduce the drisk in wi...
by EddieJ
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 357
Views: 145685

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

I can only dream to be that efficient and speedy making new bots :shock: :P
That's just terrifying how fast it gets through plastic! Free bot ventilation service
Going to be great to see it compete! (Y)