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by MySolderIsOlder
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle
Replies: 28
Views: 8449

Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army AWS61 Report - Part II

Luckily Anthony had a much better day than me, in terms of victories, though frustratingly he still didn't quite make it through to the final 16. Recycler Our best robot by far, Recycler came to AWS61 with a new drum, sporting a thinner profile and much sharper teeth. First fight, against 'No1. Best...
by MySolderIsOlder
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle
Replies: 28
Views: 8449

Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army - AWS61 Report Part I

Well that was a blast! First up, in case anyone was worried about Anthony's persistent coughing on Sunday, it wasn't Corona virus; just the after effects of a night in an overheated Travelodge (due to Sunday train timetables, a stop-over in MK was our only chance of getting to Wolverton in time). He...
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 61 - Wolverton, Milton Keynes - 15th March 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 11395

Re: AWS 61 - Wolverton, Milton Keynes - 15th March 2020

Yay for everyone who made it. Impressive turnout, despite the plague. Sorry we weren't able to stick around and watch the final rounds & awards but with Sunday train timetables it was always going to be a long journey home. Utterly exhausted (and elbows mysteriously bruised) - but great fun was ...
by MySolderIsOlder
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 61 - Wolverton, Milton Keynes - 15th March 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 11395

Re: AWS 61 - Wolverton, Milton Keynes - 15th March 2020

For sanitary reasons, we might have to agree an alternative etiquette to the customary handshake after each fight. Maybe a martial-arts style bow - or a gentle Tx bump. :twisted:
by MySolderIsOlder
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Mix for smoother steering
Replies: 5
Views: 2000

Re: Mix for smoother steering

Thanks guys - as always I've left it too late to get any driving practice (pah - that's what events are for!) but I will try a few more Mix options. I dare say eventually I'll want to go down the route of making my own ESCs too - just need to get over my phobia of soldering surface mounted component...
by MySolderIsOlder
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle
Replies: 28
Views: 8449

Re: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle

You might want to see how they do on Sunday before hitting the 'Order' button!
by MySolderIsOlder
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Mix for smoother steering
Replies: 5
Views: 2000

Mix for smoother steering

Morning all, Another DX6i question I'm afraid. Should have worked this out by now but still got me foxed. If I'm using Tx mixing on the Spectrum, is there a way to make the steering less sensitive/twitchy without reducing straight line speed? I'm finding a lot of the time that small sideways stick m...
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Flipper weapon switch mod for DX6i
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Re: Flipper weapon switch mod for DX6i

Well that was easy. Followed the instructions on the site Daniel linked to. Particularly liked the idea of using header pins to push in alongside the JST inside the crimp housing, so no soldering onto the Tx itself is required. Because I was in a hurry, for now I simply unscrewed one of the switches...
by MySolderIsOlder
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Flipper weapon switch mod for DX6i
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Re: Flipper weapon switch mod for DX6i

Brilliant! Thanks Daniel - that link is exactly what I was looking for. Will have a crack at this over the weekend and report back.

Definitely gonna have to finish my flipper before AWS61 now.
by MySolderIsOlder
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Flipper weapon switch mod for DX6i
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Flipper weapon switch mod for DX6i

Has anyone actually tried modding their DX6i to add an instantaneous flipper switch on the Throttle channel? If so - how straightforward is it? Is it simply a case of wiring a push-to-make switch between the centre connection of the throttle pot and whichever end of the pot corresponds to lowest res...