Technical Stuff

Some of Tauron's technical details and specs

Interior view including Roboteq and Etek
Interior view - Vypers and weapon drive
Lipos and power packs

A few thoughts

One thing we've learnt is that it's not necessarily a good idea to use unusual parts. The roboteers are a fantastic, supportive bunch and are always happy to help out with spares where they can, and of course this is far easier if they happen to have an identical part in their spares box or out of commission robot.

Technical Specs

Chassis/Armour
Weapon Section 4mm Hardox 500
Drive Section 4mm (rear panel) & 6mm Hardox 500
Armour 6mm Polycarbonate
This was far thinner than we wanted to use, but we were up against the weight limit.
Drive
Motors 2 x MY1020 @ 36 volts.
Wheels Chain driven, geared at a ratio of 8:1, giving us about 10-15mph.
Speed Controllers 2 x Robot Power Vyper ESCs
Batteries 2 x ZIPPY Flightmax 8000mAh 5S1P 30C, 14.8 volts
Weapon
Motor Motenergy 0708 (Otherwise known as the Etek-R) @ 42 volts
Speed Controller Roboteq Single Channel 300A Brushed ESC
Weapon Bar 13kg, 650mm long, made from 40mm Hardox 450, tip speed approx 220mph
Batteries 2 x ZIPPY Flightmax 8000mAh 5S1P 30C, 18.5 volts
Additional
Total Weight 110kg
Transmitters/Receivers 2 x Spektrum DX6 (Tx)/AR610 (Rx)