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RedKnight



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Hello everyone my names Corey im from QLD, ever since i watched robowars on tv years ago i have always wanted to get it.
lately i have been thinking about it again and i found this forum and everyone seems so friendly so screw it im in haha left have some fun.
i do have a couple of questions tho for my first bot i was thinking of building a flipper what do you guys think is this an ok choice for a noob like my self with very little building or rc background at all, or am i getting in over my head what would you guys recommend. i hoping to compete in Ipswich in October if i have a bot and register in time. Or once again would it be to soon were could i just.

Post Sat May 23, 2015 12:35 am 
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RedKnight



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oh also do i need to register my self or a team any were what actions should i take to start up.
Thank you

Post Sat May 23, 2015 12:38 am 
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Nick
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Hi Corey,

You don't have to register, just start yourself a build page to document your bot and to ask questions, get feedback in one spot.

Building a pneumatic flipper would be a bit of a challenge for your first bot, particularly if you don't have a workshop. You can buy most of the parts online but off the shelf rams usually suck.

An electric lifter would be much easier to build and are getting quite popular - look at Farmboy and Kojack for recent examples.
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Post Sat May 23, 2015 12:51 am 
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Philip
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Welcome Corey. This site has lots of good information on pneumatics. As Nick said, start a build page and let us know your specific plans and you will find lots of advise to help you.
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Post Sat May 23, 2015 4:04 am 
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RedKnight



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Thanks guys ill get started on a build page soon, does anyone hold small local events were maby i could get some practise before nats? and do you know of any other builders in my area im in townsville far north QLD.
Thanks

Post Sat May 23, 2015 8:25 am 
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marto
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Hey I think Don is up in Gladstone which is probably closest other builder.

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Post Sat May 23, 2015 10:07 am 
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Don
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howdy do, I m Don.I wouldnt be the closest,Cpnwolfe would be by 100kms lol but even then we are still 9hrs away,but I will help if I can Very Happy,I was in the same boat as you are,if you build something simple and get to an event and pick everybodys brains you can learn pretty quickly

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RedKnight



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Hey don thanks i have started a build page now team terra im getting really exited now haha im thinking about keeping it simple for my first bot couple spikes on the front and a pneumatic piston in the middle that would act like a spear but i was thinking when not in use it would remain inside the chasis so it doesnt get damadged it would fire out at high preasure then retract again what do you think i did up a quck 3d image on my build page

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marto
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So do you think you will be able to make it to Nationals in Ipswich?

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Post Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:16 pm 
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RedKnight



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i hope so i have all the materials and i have been learning to weld so weld so i will just have to see how i go

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Just a reminder Nationals Rego opens tonight. http://www.buildersdb.com/eventdetail.asp?eventID=408
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