Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Motors arrived!!!!

Well, got my motors today! (thanks Sulla!!) 
Now remember folks, these are for a styrene build.

Wow!! They are small!  But Dave Everett say his runs fine with them. Another step closer.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My first electronics!!

I bet a bunch of you know what this is!
My first of two motor controllers.
My first step to getting r5 mobile!!
It's a 2x10 R/C. It should be enough for the smaller motors that I'll be using.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


I found myself making more progress  backwards than forewards tonight. I was trying to make a keyhole slot in the back of my horseshoes to mount them onto the leg. I laid it all out nice and neat. Started to router in the keyhole and BAM!!!

The router started to melt the plastic and made a wad that siezed up in the hole. And proceded to run itself across the horseshoe!
Luckily this was on the backside of the horseshoe, so it won't show.  Will get a good night's rest and look at it tomarrow.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Feet, Battery boxes

Ok. Been a while since my last update. Have been working a lot.  started on R5's feet. These aren't like regular r2 feet. They don't have seperate drive train and shells. It's all one piece.
Still have work to do on them. Also awaiting the motors. Hopefully I'll have them in a couple of weeks!

Also started on the battery boxes. They each will hold 1 7amp/hr. 12 volt battery.   Plenty of power for him!!!!