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by Kyro
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS 62 - Summer/Autumn 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 2105

Re: AWS 62 - Summer/Autumn 2021

while im happy theres hope of an event on the horizon, i have a few comments regarding some of your changes. the groups of 4 battles firstly: changing the format like this changes a lot... fights go from who's going to win using driver skill and/or weapon power to who's going to not get ganged up on...
by Kyro
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Crusher, why not?
Replies: 32
Views: 3191

Re: Crusher, why not?

i use foam to make my wheels... then use fantastic elastic for grip... use more foam than you need and sand it down to size... i put my wheels in a drill and use my powerfile to shape them... I'd suggest either a jig, or make many at once to keep them uniform... foam floor tiles (for kids to play on...
by Kyro
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)
Replies: 16
Views: 4100

Re: Team Astro Build Log (Cheese bots)

looks great... cant wait to see it in action...
by Kyro
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4023

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

the balance connector? has 3 wires going to it if its a 2s? usually the best way to replace any connector is to crimp them... otherwise have pre crimped ones and solder them in place of the original wires at the lipo... this obviously has many more risks, and unless you feel comfortable doing this, ...
by Kyro
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: lets do this!
Replies: 0
Views: 1390

lets do this!

there is a petition to bring battlebots to uk tv... the people over at battlebots have confirmed that 20,000 signatures would definitely get them in talks with uk broadcasting companies... so for anyone that hasn't already seen this doing the rounds, here it is... http://chng.it/QZPk5Jhwpq it will t...
by Kyro
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Left and Right Turning is reversed?
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Left and Right Turning is reversed?

what esc are you using? does it have built in mixing or are you using your own mix via the tx?
it could just be a simple case of swapping over the 2 signal wires from the esc to the receiver
by Kyro
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: What to do with old and leftover parts
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: What to do with old and leftover parts

I understand wanting to just use parts you already have for a build. the servo suggestion was just for a future upgrade option... best of luck with your build, i look forward to seeing what you come up with as what i am picturing from your description is probably a bit different to the actual finish...
by Kyro
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: What to do with old and leftover parts
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: What to do with old and leftover parts

i always go for a strong drive, because if your weapon is damaged or stops working, you still have good drive to fall back on... 4wd also adds redundancy... you can lose a wheel from each side and still move... 2wd, you lose 1 and your driving in circles... 4wd also feels much better to drive IMHO H...
by Kyro
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: What to do with old and leftover parts
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: What to do with old and leftover parts

4wd... although i may be a little biased
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by Kyro
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Thinking about a one off competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 4023

Re: Thinking about a one off competition.

i found that the first few builds seemed daunting... but you pick up tips and tricks which help as you build more... nowdays, with all parts to hand, i can scratch build a robot that could win a fight in just a couple of hours. although typically i would say each of my bots take a day or 2 from part...