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  Topic: Why is my esc broken?
Ondray

Replies: 4
Views: 715

PostForum: Technical Chat   Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:57 pm   Subject: Why is my esc broken?
Do those ESC's handle 6-cell? You may have overloaded the BEC on the ESC that powers the RX.

I think the 30A would have been too small for that scooter motor anyway, that 250W is continuous - they ...
  Topic: Bargain Buys and Interesting Products
Ondray

Replies: 610
Views: 174143

PostForum: The Marketplace   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:43 pm   Subject: Bargain Buys and Interesting Products
Hot tip: Aldi's got big thick chopping boards (probably polypropylene) for ten dollarydoos at the moment.
  Topic: Warbros - Andre NSW
Ondray

Replies: 96
Views: 21825

PostForum: Builders Reports   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:30 pm   Subject: Warbros - Andre NSW
Battle of Southbank,

Done some last minute work before this event. Pot Head was going to be underweight so I was thinking of doing a mini bot for him but wasn't sure if I'd have a driver for it. Th ...
  Topic: A 'Spark-thrower'?
Ondray

Replies: 0
Views: 630

PostForum: Rules, Safety, Administration   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:34 pm   Subject: A 'Spark-thrower'?
I've had a weapon idea playing around in my head that would consist of a grinding disc with a ferrocerium rod feeding into it. Have this in some sort of dragon or unicorn head so that it vomits firey ...
  Topic: Journey to a first antweight
Ondray

Replies: 9
Views: 1589

PostForum: Technical Chat   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:46 pm   Subject: Journey to a first antweight
Yeah swapping receivers\transmitters later is just unplug old receiver and plug in new one.
  Topic: Journey to a first antweight
Ondray

Replies: 9
Views: 1589

PostForum: Technical Chat   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 6:48 pm   Subject: Journey to a first antweight
Trying to answer what I can in order.

The ant-weight starter kit is a really good start for motors and ESC's - I wouldn't worry about the nanotwos. If you want to go real cheap and nasty there are ...
  Topic: Marauder - Home of Stig
Ondray

Replies: 1439
Views: 261993

PostForum: Builders Reports   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:48 pm   Subject: Marauder - Home of Stig
Yeah moving the center of gravity with some extra steel is a nice reliable low tech option if it'll fit in the design.

I don't think that servo would work, 35kg/cm of torque would only give you 3.5 ...
  Topic: Electrical systems
Ondray

Replies: 4
Views: 847

PostForum: Technical Chat   Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:51 pm   Subject: Electrical systems
Yeah my 4 motor drive bot would pull over 100A at peak, XT60's handle it fine. Just don't use low quality cables - I used 12G cable from supercheap and melted the wires before the connectors! 12G hobb ...
  Topic: (Stupid) Weapon System Idea
Ondray

Replies: 13
Views: 2262

PostForum: Technical Chat   Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:09 pm   Subject: (Stupid) Weapon System Idea
Before I started building I always wanted to build a spear bot, but it comes out more complex than you'd think and I don't think there's ever been a successful spear bot - it's too hard to put enough ...
  Topic: Miles & Jules Robots QLD
Ondray

Replies: 1312
Views: 189265

PostForum: Builders Reports   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:34 pm   Subject: Miles & Jules Robots QLD
I was using tinypic but I've moved to flikr. Flikr lets you make albums which is handy.
  Topic: Warbros - Andre NSW
Ondray

Replies: 96
Views: 21825

PostForum: Builders Reports   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:48 pm   Subject: Warbros - Andre NSW
Getting ready for the IRDC Fight - minor repairs/upgrades on Hellamax and a complete strip and rebuild for Pot Head.

To stop the drive shafts bending on the weapon motors for HM I've made a bracket ...
  Topic: Sportsman ideal dimensions
Ondray

Replies: 2
Views: 727

PostForum: Technical Chat   Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:24 pm   Subject: Sportsman ideal dimensions
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=vivid+robot+wars

That will give you an idea of the diversity, both my bots are pretty big. 500+ mm wide.
  Topic: Great White Is Awsome!
Ondray

Replies: 6
Views: 1783

PostForum: General Chatter   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:19 pm   Subject: Great White Is Awsome!
I think losing the articulating tail helped. It was cool, but didn't really do much except break Sad
  Topic: NSW Antweights
Ondray

Replies: 26
Views: 5547

PostForum: State Specific Information   Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:24 pm   Subject: NSW Antweights
Jeeze I've had the parts sitting around for ages - I'll actually have to make one now Smile
  Topic: AntWeight Controller
Ondray

Replies: 10
Views: 2005

PostForum: Technical Chat   Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:26 pm   Subject: AntWeight Controller
Yeah, I'm thinking about getting a couple lol and that 4ch receiver should be nice and compact for ants.
 
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