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by MySolderIsOlder
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: ESC with built-in receiver - interesting?
Replies: 65
Views: 19716

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: 65
Views: 19716

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: 8450

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: 9834

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: 8450

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: 8450

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 prof...
by MySolderIsOlder
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle
Replies: 28
Views: 8450

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...) T...
by MySolderIsOlder
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 61 - who wants to do it?
Replies: 11
Views: 4175

Re: AWS 61 - who wants to do it?

Is it defo on the Sunday then (15th March)?
Will be there either way - just if it's a Sunday we'll have to travel up day before and overnight somewhere. Could do it in one day on a Saturday but alas our earliest train on a Sunday wouldn't get us there till mid morning :!:
by MySolderIsOlder
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle
Replies: 28
Views: 8450

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

We can but dream James - we can but dream, though Nuts taking out Carbide remains an inspiration to us all (probably my favourite ever moment on RobotWars) Anyway - Jes - No I haven't tried Nylon yet, though I know Peter rates it and recommendations don't come higher than that. I get nervous about i...
by MySolderIsOlder
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Antiquarian & Anthony's Ant Army ready for battle
Replies: 28
Views: 8450

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

BTW James - forgot to ask - how did you get on with fitting a propeller on Epic Flail?

I gave up on the idea of a vertical flail ant but I am hoping to get a 1.5kg version ("Percy Hobart's Funny Beetle") ready for the Beetleweight event in March, if time allows.