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Re: Near Chaos Robotics
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2015, 12:23:24 am »
Looks nice, I've been meaning to draw up something similar for a 15 pound bot for a while.

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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2015, 10:35:57 pm »
Took a couple clean shots of the ants pre-moto:

Algos:



Klazo:



Eleos:



The observant viewer will notice a new bot. Eleos is one of the new FingerTech Viper Lifter Kits. Not sure if it will be competing at Moto yet, but I'll have it for testing at a minimum.

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« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2015, 06:24:56 pm »
How do you self right with Algos? just give the weapon some juice and it flips itself back over? It looks like the standoffs are too short to prevent the longest part of the blade from hitting.

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« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2015, 07:46:11 pm »
How do you self right with Algos? just give the weapon some juice and it flips itself back over? It looks like the standoffs are too short to prevent the longest part of the blade from hitting.

-Zac

Yeah, even if the weapon's stopped you can throw it in reverse to get the drumette starting to spin and it'll kick itself over pretty fast.

You can see it nicely in this video- http://youtu.be/X3lp1Pzcb6I?t=1m4s

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« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2015, 08:02:03 pm »
This is how I was self righting Weakened Warrior until I changed the gearing to spin the blade faster for Chop. Now the motor and batteries can do it but the HK controller I had can't. I blew two up before I switched to the hoops of shame.  I may look for a more reliable controller for future versions if it doesn't get totally erased at Moto

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Re: Near Chaos Robotics
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2015, 08:03:44 pm »
The drive wheels being in contact with the ground helps a lot, gets the motor past that initial startup lag.

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« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2015, 04:16:09 pm »
Hello,

What is on the tires of Eleos? They look very rubbery. I can't wait to see him. My little brother has a Viper spinner kit.

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« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2015, 04:38:53 pm »
They're the stock FT wheels with a brush on latex coating.

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Re: Near Chaos Robotics
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2015, 04:46:42 pm »
Zac, what controller are you using in your bot? Must not have over-rated it by quite enough, or it's marked up because it's Chinese.

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Re: Near Chaos Robotics
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2015, 10:06:47 pm »
Here's the pre-Moto shot of Nyx:


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Re: Near Chaos Robotics
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2015, 10:11:26 pm »
someone mentioned the fact that debris might clog your gear system on the axe and such. do you have a solution for that?

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« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2015, 10:13:25 pm »
I'd think it's pretty unlikely, and most debris that COULD block it would probably fall off if he reversed the weapon.

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« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2015, 10:20:24 pm »
It's not a major concern as most of the gears in a spot where it might be an issue shouldn't touch the ground.

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Re: Near Chaos Robotics
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2015, 06:46:45 pm »
I'm using this controller:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__11743__HobbyKing_Brushless_Car_ESC_60A_w_Reverse.html

The blade is ~5" asymmetrical 20 tooth pulley on the motor and 34 tooth on the blade. I'm running 4S lipo now.  I think it may be an issue with the software sensing the overload in time to save itself.  I'm using it from a dead stop so I expected it to fail to start instead of blowing up, but I've got 2 dead ones now. One just stopped showing signs of life and the other smoked visibly.  They don't even get warm in normal usage. I did remove the fan.

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« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2015, 07:01:21 pm »
If you do get new ESCs, I'd buy Tekin RS Gen 2s. I've been using the first-gen ones for 4 years now and I haven't lost a single one (well, I've LOST them, but that's a different story...). They weigh less than yours by far, are smaller, and should handle 120 amps on at least 4S lipo easy. I've driven some huge Neu motors off them and they don't even warm up, let alone die.