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Eleanor - Team Ellis - QLD

Robot name : Eleanor

Team name : Team Ellis

Location: Sunshinecoast, QLD

Robot weight(Class): Feather weight

Type of Robot: Wedge/Rammer

Drive system: Team Delta Dewalt setups

Type/size of wheels: 4 X 3X7/8 Colsons

Self-righter: Pneumatic

Speed/motor control: Victors 883

Power: A123

Armour: 4mm steel

Type of radio controller: Spectrum

General comments: Wedge/Rammer one end wedge and the other for ramming. Pneumatic self-righter.

Unusual characteristics: I wanted to build something I hadn't seen before. The pneumatic self-righter fires into the ground, not using any arms or leavers. It also has a power LED in the ram tip for display.

Link to picture in photo album:

Shell:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e275/trentellis/Image048.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e275/trentellis/Image045.jpg

Ram:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e275/trentellis/Image020.jpg
http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e275/trentellis/?action=view&current=Selfright-1.flv
Build thread for ram: http://robowars.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=222&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=105

Early Cad:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e275/trentellis/earlycad.jpg
Front and rear skids plates still to be added.


This is my first combat robot I will be competing with and plan to have it completed in about 4 weeks.
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Post Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:15 pm 
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Two thumbs up and a gold star to Team Delta. After placing an order with them weeks ago the dewalt motors were out of stock(thanx Nick Wink ). After being patient, they arrived in stock. Dan halved the shipping cost and sent them out Friday....they arrived today! Thanx again guys.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e275/trentellis/Image050.jpg


I hoping the power of the Dewalts should make a dull wedge more exciting and fun Exclamation
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:38 pm 
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Cool! Very Happy
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Geez Trent, those motors look just like the ones sitting on my desk here Cool



Mine arrived last week too Razz
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Those puppies put my order on backorder, and in turn saved me money on postage Laughing
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I just swapped some painted drill motors for mine Cool
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A little bit more cad work done...Both bearing blocks have changed. The large ones will have rubber between it and the shell and will be the limit of travel from shock loads. The small blocks will be made from ali and are small in size too create clearance for shell mounts. Height adjustable shock mounting from shell to base plate has also been sorted.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e275/trentellis/cadpic.jpg
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Ooooh Smile This "boring" wedge is stating to look quite interesting there young Trent. Do you think you could incorporate some adjustible ground clearance into the bot, something you could adjust and fine tune before a battle to ensure you don't beach yourself on the arena floor like soo many other wedges.
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Height adjustable shock mounting from shell to base plate has also been sorted.



About 10mm of adjustment....Also the front and rear skid pads(not Cadded yet) will be adjustable from nil to whatever needed. Smile
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I was thinking if you made a hinge for the base plate to attach to the shell with, you could just undo the two bolts at the back and just open the bot up like a brief case and work on it Cool

Going with the adjustible caster idea we discussed? Or another idea? 10mm GC is fairly normal, but maybe you might want to just make it so you have it optional up to 20mm. I had 10mm GC on Annihilation and lost a meele because I got beached on some strapnel Embarassed

Wedge for the win Wink
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Wedge for simplicity, its my first combat robot!

Thanx for tips and ideas, it all helps. Its a new adjuster and I'll put some pics up later to show, it also could have infinite length adjustment easily.

Brief case hinge idea would would remove shock mounting unless you shock mounted the whole hinge. @ the moment all I need do is remove four hairpin cotter-pins and the base separates from the shell, not only will it be easy to work on but it would be drivable too Laughing


Also Team Ellis got some more new toys today...
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e275/trentellis/Image052.jpg

Yay, now I'm still waiting for timing pulleys Mad . Don't ask about them grrr.


I'm off to cutout the shell mounts now, with the grinder.....
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You are going very well, Trent. I'm up to about my tenth bot and they still look like crap.
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Mounts are done, within 0.25 of mm again. Those 1mm cutting disks are great, thanx for the tip Glen!

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e275/trentellis/Image053.jpg

I'll will make a jig for welding them to the shell tomorrow, and maybe even weld them as well.


Thanx Phil, I reckon your new bot looks like a cross between Marauder and Hellcat. So I'm guessing you can't go wrong!
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Thems bits are lookin too fancy there young Trent, throw them away and do them properly! If they don't look ghetto, your gonna cop it Laughing Wink
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hahah spiffy.

is there a weld nut or something welded into the tabs? looks like you need to get a spanner into the body to do it up in the cad lol

cant help but think it would be better to shave off all the excess base plate and make flanges on those inner vertical parts to bolt the shell onto. those tabs look awefully cantilevered and flimsy. the ones i had on kang holding the base on snapped off as soon as someone hit the thing (it was aluminium but none the less heh).

can you jack the back of the chassis up and down the adjust the clearance?

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