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Re: Arena Work Day
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2015, 12:51:39 am »
I tested the motors today. They both ran, the one was a bit slow. then they wouldn't run, so I'm not sure what I did.

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Re: Arena Work Day
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2015, 04:44:05 pm »
WD-40?
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Re: Arena Work Day
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2015, 05:38:04 pm »


Double check wiring? Maybe a loose connection...seems weird that they would both start up and then quit unless the battery died or your supply went into protection or something..

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Re: Arena Work Day
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2015, 03:15:21 am »
Spinner hazards, we were talking about using big hobbyking brushless or lawnmower. Ideally our system would run on 12V, these types of motors a typically rated at 30V+, will that work.

Another thought...would it be feasible/worth it to try and run both hazards off 1 motor by using a really long belt? :P

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Re: Arena Work Day
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2015, 11:39:13 am »
I don't see why you can't run the entire system off 30+V

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Re: Arena Work Day
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2015, 12:14:08 pm »
Because three car batteries is 3x more annoying to carry and install.  Also then requires 3 car chargers. 
Unless you also have lighter batteries and constant chargers for them?
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Re: Arena Work Day
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2015, 12:38:37 pm »
I do have lighter SLA batteries

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Re: Arena Work Day
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2015, 08:48:08 pm »
I would still say plan A is 12V motors and keep it as simple as possible. If not I would try to isolate the 36V from the control system (have 4 batteries total), one 36V mishap will probably fry our control box, and I'm not sure how trailer light bulbs would like it.

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Re: Arena Work Day
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2015, 09:23:40 pm »
Are the Warriors from Megalodon still going to be used in the bot? Replacing the bad motors would be the simplest solution right now...

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Re: Arena Work Day
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2015, 11:54:21 am »
There are some spares left that can be used.  I am considering replacing what is in megalodon.

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Re: Arena Work Day
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2015, 02:42:31 am »
More hazard talk.. we originally painted the sprockets silver and actually with a 'sawblade' stencil to give the illusion that they were saws, but I don't think anyone notices. Maybe a yellow/black caution style paintjob would liven them up a bit.

Also I was at peaveymart the other day and saw these:



It we wanted to make the hazards more deadly I was thinking an idea was these could be mounted on a bearing thats attached to the edge or the sprocket to they act like flails.

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Re: Arena Work Day
« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2015, 03:37:37 pm »
I feel like flails wouldn't be sturdy enough for the weapons that could hit them.  But I like the idea of painting yellow and black.  Add it to the list!
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