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Tufty
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Team Oh, It Broke Build Logs

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As mentioned in the "how big is your beetle" thread a few months ago, I'm dipping a toe in the beetle-infested waters soon. For now I'm going to try to build a simple invertible wedge out of a couple of RC cars and as much metal as I can get into the weight limit. I'm fully aware I'm not going to win any competitions with them, but it would be nice to have something to sacrifice while I probe you all with inane questions while your machines' guts are exposed!
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Re: Team Oh, It Broke Build Logs

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Shattered a few drill bits, but I've got side armour build now. Need to get the ramps built so I can fit it all together, but a little research into the type of armour I need has to be done first.
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Re: Team Oh, It Broke Build Logs

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Shattered drilling what material? I find nice and slow with a bit of oil usually helps in metal. I've snapped drill bits in HDPE but that usually comes with any of the following: the result of a jaunty angle, bad holding of the drill or bending whilst drilling.
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Re: Team Oh, It Broke Build Logs

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It was purely my own impatience, and they were 1-2mm drill bits so not especially strong to start with. Only drilling aluminium, presumably with a bit too much force.
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Re: Team Oh, It Broke Build Logs

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First major mistake, I ordered some brackets to bolt the various panels together. They arrived today. Where I was expecting reinforced L-brackets of about 3cm on each side, they're nearer 3 inches each side. One bracket weighs over 300 grams! Looks like I'll be building some shelves in the near future. Meanwhile a fresh batch of more appropriately sized brackets are on their way, and I've cut out the aluminium bodywork. Waiting on titanium now to reinforce the wedge.
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