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Post by american roboteer »

hi i am new and finished my first basic ant ant would appreacate some suggestions on low cost armor

thanks always phil

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Post by peterwaller »

First welcome to the UK main antweight website.
If you are talking UK ants at 150 grams the most common armour materials are polycarb, titanium, aluminium, carbon fibre or fibre glass. Under UK rules metal armour is limited to 1 mm thick. If you are talking US ants you probably need to look on one of the US sites.

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i am more interasted in the U.K. versions as my they are genneraly cheaper and they have stricter guildlines i always like a challenge :lol:

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Post by Remote-Controlled Dave »

I use cling film, thats pretty cheap...lol, but dont work for every design. I recommend balsa wood as you can get it really thick and still be light, or polycarbonate. Or just do what I do and use whatever is lying around.
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Post by Cavecrusher »

or try a special blend of Titanium, Carbon and Kevlar :D

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Post by Rhys »

I'd say go for polycarbonate, it's what I always come back to. Aluminium is quite good, but needs to be thick to withstand spinners.

I'm yet to try carbon or Ti, but have some on order, and have high expectations for them. Balsa really wouldn't be advised by me. If your up against a spinner, no matter how thick it it, it's gonna get mashed to bits.

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Post by american roboteer »

thanks for all the help i surely put it to good use

if anyone knows a way to stop the jitters in the servos for a smoother drive that be great

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Post by Simon Windisch »

How is your servo modified, they don't usually jitter unless there's a problem, or you might be getting interference problems.

I have a servo tester to check for that kind of thing. It can be really useful.

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Post by american roboteer »

they are two blue bird servos identical to picos i modified them by glueing the pots into place was this wrong

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Post by Flippt »

Well, I dont know so much about pico and blue bird, but I know that you also need to remove the stop on the gear (or in the shell in the servo on some) Looks after something that might stop the gears from turning all around.
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