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by Lowtech
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

you definitely want a soldering iron... a twist can easily shake itself lose and shorts and lipo's really dont mix well you can pick one up off ebay for about £6... if you are new to soldering in general practise on some random bits of wire and if you have any old broken electronics, open it up and...
by Lowtech
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

Drive test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBiAT2p39eY&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=Combatechist It's jittery because of a combination of low battery and the fact that I don't own a soldering iron. The next piece of work is to mount the weapon servo. But since the servo and the lifting arm a...
by Lowtech
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

Having realised that most of the people reading this thread are probably thinking something along the lines of "mmm, can't wait to lay into that with my 15,000 rpm spinner", I thought I'd better add some extra "armour" to the corners.

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by Lowtech
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

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Now with Firestorm style metal strip.

I've come up with the name.. "Firestorminateacup"
by Lowtech
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

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Here it is with wheels and metal hinge rod fitted :)

Now waiting on one of those towerpro servos...
by Lowtech
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

peterwaller wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:24 am That's a mighty fine looking speed controller you have there. :roll:
Maybe it's a little bit out of date now, but it's been the longest lasting ESC I've ever owned.
by Lowtech
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

Kyro wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:17 am is that spaghetti??
I'm using it as a temporary hinge, might just leave it now :)

Thanks for the servo recommendations, turns out my current one is a little too big so that'll come in handy.
by Lowtech
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

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The 3D printed chassis arrived today and I'm very happy with it.

I think the robot is faithful to the original design, with some notable differences.

I've got all the components, should just be a case of getting to work at the weekend.
by Lowtech
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Alexandorz's Build Log
Replies: 5
Views: 1763

Re: Alexandorz's Build Log

Interesting design, like the axe style bar, looks dangerous.
by Lowtech
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4588

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

Nevermind, I just found a Hitec HS 82 MG in the shed :)

Don't know why I rejected it all those years ago. Anyone else forget parts around the house?

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Might make this into a build diary.