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rjw
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PostSubject: Getting ready for Franklin   Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:00 am

It's started...

LSTT (ant melty) is good to go as well as Spinning Tortoise (3 lbs)

Sting now has a brushless drivetrain and is good to go

It Stings (12 lbs Sting clone) is also fitted with brushless drivetrain, but needs a larger drum shaft etc....

The 12 lbs melty is still total vapor

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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:21 am

Let me know what you want to do as far as getting the bots to places. I'd be happy to have you ship the lot to me and haul them down myself if that works best for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:05 pm

MikeNCR wrote:
Let me know what you want to do as far as getting the bots to places. I'd be happy to have you ship the lot to me and haul them down myself if that works best for you.

I appreciate it...

Can you look into a hotel ? Anything hopefully not too pricey. Not meaning to impose, but if you have a car, then it wouldn't necessarily have to be right near FI.

I could arrange to have the crap shipped there and avoid the pain??

I can be reached at co2cars@att.net if we need to discuss things.

You are only bringing a 30? If so, that wold probably leave plenty of time for you to drive/charge bats on mabe my 3 and 12 drumbots...unless you want to play with the meltys?

Let me know

Thanks

On a side note, mlec will be building a 15 which will be scaled to 12 for testing purposes, and it will most likely be a Ti wrapped single piece alu body similar to LSTT...

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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:18 pm

I'll look into hotels. Any general quality range you're looking for? Also, Friday, Saturday, or both? Being able to drive in to the city should make finding somewhere much easier.

Managing the drumbots shouldn't be a problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:25 pm

Cheap, but clean is fine with me....I will be arriving Friday around noon and leaving very early on Sunday.


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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:50 pm

I just found out that MLEC has a 15 pound event locally on the same day, so I will not be going to Franklin.....some of the little bots may be going without me (which could be a good thing)


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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:42 pm

Still not sure if I am going, but possibly 5 bots will be...

Question is will the 12 pound melty be a 2 plate design like spinning tortoise, or acut from a solid alu block like litle spinny tortoise thingie?

any thoughts?

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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:42 am

hmm i guess that depends on what you want. two plates is cheaper but the solid block would have a longer life span. if your still in the prototype stage i would say go with the two plate design and when you sure on the design then take the time and effort to make the solid block
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:49 am

The MLEC kids have a solid block 15 already totally designed, so I will try to get them to scale it down to a 12.

Then I just need to hope that I can get a deal on the material somewhere....

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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:22 pm

Good and possibly not so good news

the good: Someone is getting me the alu for the 12 melty

not so good: I made v2 of the 3 pound melty, but colsons wear out really quickly on unpainted but smooth plywood, plus amperage draw may be higher, so....???

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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:05 am

Message to the inner circle... affraid

The NEW 3 pound melty is running fairly well... it hits pretty hard.....just need to get the knocker heat treated and a few other minor items....

On to the next victim....... bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:56 pm

message to self

material (big chunk of alu) is in for the melty 12..... bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:04 pm

Based on the fact that the 3lber(ver 1) was almost as big as your 12's IIRC, then that block must be how big?
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:30 pm

About this big...








The NEW 3 on top is pretty much the same size as the old V1 Spinning Tortoise

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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:00 pm

Alex Udanis wrote:
wanna make me one while you have the file in the cnc?

What if it turns out to be a dud ?????

Sit tight and lets see how these things do at Franklin....and we'll take it from there....

If you were local, I'd trade the machining time for some elbow grease... affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:59 pm

Alex Udanis wrote:
rjw wrote:
Alex Udanis wrote:
wanna make me one while you have the file in the cnc?

What if it turns out to be a dud ?????

Sit tight and lets see how these things do at Franklin....and we'll take it from there....

If you were local, I'd trade the machining time for some elbow grease... affraid

Haha okay....keep in mind its only a 26 hour drive Razz because I really need a reliable machinist. I struck out with two :-/ might be work a 26 hour drive lol

I thought that Pistol Pete, inventor of the nutbar, reversing brushless esc, etc. did some work for you???
What happened there?

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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:09 pm

Alex Udanis wrote:
Were you making fun of pete there? lol

Ya..I like to pull his chain... At Motot last year, I told him that I might start selling bot kits (Sting clones) .

He almost had a heart attack.... affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:19 pm

You should have signed up for FI, I need someone who can drive Sting and hopefully get revenge on weta for a stupid loss due to main jumper falling off last year....

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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:32 pm

Alex Udanis wrote:
rjw wrote:
You should have signed up for FI, I need someone who can drive Sting and hopefully get revenge on weta for a stupid loss due to main jumper falling off last year....

There was no way i could get a robot done. Who knows i might make an adventure and travel out there.

let me know if you will...I could use some help....maybe they'll let you stand in and drive a bot or 2 for me as well....who knows??

I hope to have 4 or maybe 5 bots there....Kyle will drive the 2 small meltys, Mike fron NCR was gonna drive the others, but I still don't know if he is going...if he blows up something on his 30, he won't....

I will undoubtably be coming in off of NO sleep whatsoever, and rying to just charge batteries for 4 or 5 bots, will be tough, not to mention actually fumbling with trying to drive a bot...

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PostSubject: Spinning tortoise v2 on wood   Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:44 pm

3 pound melty on wood


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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:58 pm

what do you do with all of the old ones?! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:46 pm

Cody Harris wrote:
what do you do with all of the old ones?! lol

The old Spinning Tortiose is possibly up for grabs...interested?

You'd need the equivalent or something close to a neu 1105 motor, a pair of 18 amps heli escs (maybe 12 amp if lucky), a battery, etc.

Also, a board , accelerometer and some leds.

Shop it out if interested????

It worked really well, but ground clearance was only 1/8" with 2" Colsons...

Do I have any other OLD ones?

I may sell It Stings, my 12 pound drumbot....

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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:23 pm

what is that a picture of?!
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:37 pm

lol okay.. have fun with that
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for Franklin   Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:44 pm

Will Bales wrote:
lol okay.. have fun with that

I think that Alex is losing it or something.... affraid

That paper looks a bit like some of my jibberish tho....but we all know that I'm not losing it.....

I lost it a long time ago......

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