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Old 10-15-2012, 01:46 AM   #8821
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:05 AM   #8823
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Nice rims are those LM reps?
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:07 AM   #8824
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Nice rims are those LM reps?
They're actually 8 spoke RG-R reps. Thanks for noticing.



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do it anyway. Experience a different part of the country. If you don't like it, you can always move back.
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Even if you hate my car and I think you could do so much better, lol... Living in Manhattan is such a blast and you can't do it easily with kids, everyone who can should check it out for a year or two, its a blast.

I also did DC which is amazing and people do seem to enjoy Boston though I can't stand it much (annoying people, lol, funny no?).

I'd also echo sentiments to go abroad, London is THE bomb and though expensive, you only live once, make the most of it. When and if you have kids it's a lot harder to pick up and move around, though as I've hopefully proven it is possible.

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Simple as that looks, that robot is already about $3600 and a couple hundred unpaid man hours.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:19 AM   #8827
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Ugh, I want a break already. I think I'm going to ask my boss if I can work reduced hours this week. Too much to do and too little time.
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anderson power poles are ****. You should get rid of them before they melt and start a fire.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:25 AM   #8829
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What are you talking about?

If you managed that, you were probably doing something seriously wrong.
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We stopped using those when we stopped using NiCad's. Seriously, there are much better options out there.
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Please tell me that you're running the receiver off of a seperate battery aren't trying to run it off the main pack.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:39 AM   #8832
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We stopped using those when we stopped using NiCad's. Seriously, there are much better options out there.
What do you consider "better" and what is better at similar or cheaper cost?

We operate the small powerpoles at about 50 amps average with 100+ amp surges and we've never had anything melt or get noticeable hotter than the wires they are attached to. The only issue we have on occasion is that they are easily disconnected on impact just from the weight of the attached wires, which is easily fixed with a zip tie, electrical tape, or blok-loks.
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Please tell me that you're running the receiver off of a seperate battery aren't trying to run it off the main pack.
We run the receiver off the built in BEC of the speed controller. With some of the other speed controllers, we use a standalone BEC. Well, a BEC is my preference, my friend who comes from old-school RC stuff likes running a dedicated little nicad pack, but has been using a BEC more and more often.
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What do you consider "better" and what is better at similar or cheaper cost?

We operate the small powerpoles at about 50 amps average with 100+ amp surges and we've never had anything melt or get noticeable hotter than the wires they are attached to. The only issue we have on occasion is that they are easily disconnected on impact just from the weight of the attached wires, which is easily fixed with a zip tie, electrical tape, or blok-loks.
I went up to 5k watts on Deans Ultra Plugs, but they were wearing out a little quicker than I wanted to. What kind of voltage are you running? For my latest project I actually went with 6.5mm bullet connectors for 200amp surges.
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We run the receiver off the built in BEC of the speed controller. With some of the other speed controllers, we use a standalone BEC. Well, a BEC is my preference, my friend who comes from old-school RC stuff likes running a dedicated little nicad pack, but has been using a BEC more and more often.
Standalone BEC's are fine in my book. I would definetely stay away from anything built into the speed control and be running a seperate pack. ESC's are big failure points and can fail on their own.
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Just remembered this thing doesn't fly and if the receiver stops working it doen't go anywhere.
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I went up to 5k watts on Deans Ultra Plugs, but they were wearing out a little quicker than I wanted to. What kind of voltage are you running? For my latest project I actually went with 6.5mm bullet connectors for 200amp surges.
The system is 26.4 volts nominal, 10.4 Amp-hours capacity, and 240 Amps continuous based on the cell ratings.

Surge current, which the motors can draw and the batteries can provide is 600+ Amps.
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Just remembered this thing doesn't fly and if the receiver stops working it doen't go anywhere.


Rules of the event require the robot to start with the receiver off, and have no motion, and to failsafe to a no motion condition. So that's what we design around, and there is usually no issue if the receiver stops working.
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Why not China? Sooooooo much going on there.
I'll move to China when you move to San Jose. Sooooooo much going on there.
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