While everyone was having the pleasure of competing at RoboWars Brisbane, I had to settle for a long weekend in the garage.
Have to start some where I guess.
Mocked up a hub + pulley for the weapon.
Using some offcuts to position things to roughly where they will go.
Shaped some MDF for a rough template to transfer into Hardox 500
Hardox 500 parts with a temporary noodle shaft (Till I can drill a 30mm hole in the Hardox )
It’s back on the bench baby!
We’ve got some new drives lined up for it!
It’s even getting a weapon!
With this big kahuna size motor to power it!
Sadly had to pull out of the August sportsmen event, but pumped to make up for it by attending Nationals 2019 for the first time in 3 years!
and it’s back………… Fresh rebuild, fresh name.
Dug this old thing out, zip tied in a 5S 4000mAh lipol, a pair of BotBitz 85A ESC’s and bolted a pair of Dewalts onto it (stolen straight out of Annoying Box Rush). All done in a hastily 4hrs so I could make it to a local no spinners event.
I bolted on an alloy plate to the back and mounted the DeWuts to it since I couldn’t drill through the Hardox 450…
Deliciously powerful Dewuts that have already proven to be good.
Only after 8 years, has the drive train finally become reliable and it’s actually won something. Only real issue is, speed hasn’t picked up despite having the dewalts in it, but it’s purely a case of no traction. So while the weight distrobution makes the wedge uber effective, it just doesn’t have enough weight over the wheels to make it super fast.
It’s ~1kg underweight, so with a smaller battery, a couple of tweaks, I might actually be able to get the weight down enough to build that lifter/clamper.
Check out my event report here -> CLICKITY CLICK