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Jonny
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what do the brushless and esc weigh? might be easy to save some weight there :D
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I don't understand this obsession with armour if you have a spinning Ti blade that is armour enough as long as you keep it between you and the opposition and it keeps spinning. :roll:

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Post by earthwormjim »

The Blue Ringed Octopus has absolutely no armour really.The chassis sides are 1.5mm fibreglass board,but are only there to hold the servos and battery in place.The flipper is kinda like a birdcage over the top,held in place using a small strip of 4mm polycarbonate. It really is a bit of a skeleton really!!

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peterwaller wrote:I don't understand this obsession with armour if you have a spinning Ti blade that is armour enough as long as you keep it between you and the opposition and it keeps spinning. :roll:
Because the opponent might have a blade that is 2mm longer than yours.
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The problem I find is making sure you do keep the blade spinning and between you and the opponent :P and in LYT's case keeping the blade on was a task in itself...
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Post by Andrew_Hibberd »

I have found even with really good armour I find spinners seem to get in whatever holes there are and break things. Although I will see how anticipation does the other way up :D
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Post by razerdave »

I have armour because I cannot afford to readily replace parts if your (pete W) vicious little finger biters decide to have the motors or speedo as a snack.

How light/heavy is 1.5mm Fibreglass compared with the equivilent HDPE ? Just wondering if I can use 1-1.5mm fibreglass board as a chassis plate, which would be plenty stiff enough, but still have it weigh less than the 3mm one I currently have

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finished, all i need now is a name is 72g atm

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Post by razerdave »

I kinda wanna call it Google :)

I had a look through your other pics; your kilobot, what ratio motors are you using and what voltage ? Also, is that an axe I see going on it ?

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Post by haz »

100:1, it goes nicely on a masive 7.2v nicad, im probably going to run it of a 11.1v lipo, yep that is an axe, im trying to find a good sized air tank and ram, if not another motor, am ading some 6mm hdpe for the sides an maybe some titanium

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