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by MySolderIsOlder
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rules Question: Multiple Clusters on a team?
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Rules Question: Multiple Clusters on a team?

Respect! Would have been tough keeping them all working through an event, though at least you can standardise on spares.
Sadly, The Spin Twins aren't identical cos one's a horizontal spinner and the other's a vert, though it's only the weapon arm that differs.
by MySolderIsOlder
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rules Question: Multiple Clusters on a team?
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Rules Question: Multiple Clusters on a team?

Excellent! Thanks for confirming George.
by MySolderIsOlder
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rules Question: Multiple Clusters on a team?
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Rules Question: Multiple Clusters on a team?

Apologies if this has been asked/answered before but nothing;s showing up in the Search and I just wanted clarification before finalising plans for AWS61... Rules say... " 5k) A team may enter a maximum of four robots of which three may be Rollers and one Non-Roller or Cluster (Where robot numbers r...
by MySolderIsOlder
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC with built-in receiver - interesting?
Replies: 55
Views: 5867

Re: ESC with built-in receiver - interesting?

I'm always keen to test out new controllers so put me down for one when they're ready. I managed to get a little stock of Rx614N's when HobbyKing had them on half price so I'd be using the cPPM channel on that. Personally I think fine tuning stuff like Expo and D/R is best done on the Tx but maybe t...
by MySolderIsOlder
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC with built-in receiver - interesting?
Replies: 55
Views: 5867

Re: ESC with built-in receiver - interesting?

May seem an obvious point but something that's often overlooked when discussing ESCs is a nice clean proportional response. I've found a number of the cheap Chinese ESCs (as well as some servo boards) are a bit 'all or nothing'; soon as you move the stick out of the dead band, the RMS voltage jumps ...
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle
Replies: 28
Views: 3487

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

Turning left is already hard enough with TAFA at full spin. That's why it either needs a catwalk with only right-hand turns... or a 3S LiPO, a pair of HP N20s and my super-grippy tyres. Currently working on the latter option.
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Charger for antweight (and good practices)
Replies: 5
Views: 8358

Re: Charger for antweight (and good practices)

I started out with one of those and it was fine for about two months, then the internal PSU burned out. Replaced it with a Keenstone unit like this one. had that for about a year now and it's behaved impeccably. Personally I tend to buy bulk packs of LiPOs when HobbyKing have them on special and the...
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle
Replies: 28
Views: 3487

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

I did think about that Eddie, though it would be tricky. I'm printing with very low infill to keep the weight down, so most of the strength comes from the 3mm stainless steel capillary tube running down the thickest part of the airfoil section and through which I thread the wire of the flails. Addit...
by MySolderIsOlder
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle
Replies: 28
Views: 3487

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

Meanwhile, back in our Aeronautical Research Dept... "Try Again Flail Again" is finally showing results from "Operation Dynamic Heaviness". https://youtu.be/wIN5P5ou98s The breakthrough came thanks to discovering a Fusion 360 add in that creates airfoil splines based on NACA profiles. Still got a fe...
by MySolderIsOlder
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle
Replies: 28
Views: 3487

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

Time for some lighter entertainment today - the first half of an antweight cluster called "The Spin Twins", comprising a pair of fleaweight spinners (which will hopefully get the chance to compete independently as fleaweights, before they get totally destroyed by more aggressive ants...) The vert is...