Specs: Frame redesign, much slimmer profile Switch from 60:1 Copal Gearmotors to Banebots gearmotors, resulting in a much faster drivetrain Reduced gear ratio on weapon for more RPM Folded Titanium armor on front so that it was harder to remove. Probably most successful version of the bot; a really good run of tournaments
Specs: Drive: 60:1 Copal gearmotors with Dave’s Hubs Drive ESCs: Banebots 3-9 Battery: Maxamps 11.1v LiPo Receiver: Microbotparts 4 Channel.. Remember those? Weapon Motor: Esskay Brushless Motor geared 2:1? Weapon ESC: Castle Creations budget brushless.. forget the proper name! Weapon Disk (can’t recall the batch of disks this came from..) Notables: Carbon Fiber Rod frame,
Specs: Year: 2005 Drive: 60:1 Copal Gearmotors Frame, Battery, and ESC remained unchanged Weapon Motor: VDD Gearbox (Graupner prop gearbox, 280 motor, single stage (5:1?)) Notables: Reused rear casters from Battlebots toys, single titanium scoop replaced with front titanium shield/wedge. Lasted several competitions, successful design, but a little slow drive-wise.
Lots of lessons learned, fight videos included! Read on to see it all.
I was able to finish up most of the big tasks at hand yesterday, and here’s the results: Did some machining of the plow’s arm, took off some much needed ounces. The bolts on the plow will be replaced with some grade 8 bolts before the event starts. Also some last minute reinforcement will happen.
I knew for a while that the Franklin Institute event was coming up, but after the PN regional I kinda fell into that lazy slump that I always do before robot events.. So now here we are a week out from the event, and I’m NOW just starting to build for it. The original plan
A few weeks ago, I stopped by my friend Jim’s in South Philly to catch up on things and also to work on my 1lb bot “Absolutely Naut VDD”. The bot took the worst beating it has in 2 years at Motorama. As you can see, after the teardown was done, there was more damage