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.
|Weapon Section||4mm Hardox 500|
|Drive Section||4mm (rear panel) & 6mm Hardox 500|
This was far thinner than we wanted to use, but we were up against the weight limit.
|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|
|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|
|Transmitters/Receivers||2 x Spektrum DX6 (Tx)/AR610 (Rx)|