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Another Beetleweight Update

carpedav000

By: carpedav000
New: 09-12-2018 11:37 AM
Updated: 09-12-2018 11:37 AM
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Another Beetleweight Update

Added weapon propulsion system, converted drive pods to treads, and (most obviously) changed the weapon from overhead bar to shell spinner. Also (less important) changed the name to The Star Spangled Slayer. As always questions/comments/concerns are appreciated!

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09-12-2018 03:36 PM

messer5740


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Whatís it made of?? You got a cad/bom? Seems really cool.



09-12-2018 03:43 PM

carpedav000


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Whatís it made of?? You got a cad/bom? Seems really cool.
Why thank you! The body is majority nylon, the weapon shell is 6061 Aluminum, and the teeth are S7 tool steel. I may put up a BOM when its done



09-13-2018 03:27 AM

Tom Line


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Initial impressions:
I might go with larger bevels on the cutouts of your spinning dish. Those inside corners are going to be huge stress risers when it hits things.

I might consider 4 spokes rather than 3, so that the hitting blades are directly supported. You might get some wierd twisting during contact with the one that isn't on a spoke.

Paper Plate of Pain seems like a potential name as well.



09-13-2018 08:13 AM

Eric Scheuing


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Also (less important) changed the name to The Star Spangled Slayer.
I think you mean "most important"



09-14-2018 07:04 PM

dkerschbaum


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Captain Shrederator v2 = "The Star Spangled Shredder"



09-14-2018 08:29 PM

carpedav000


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Captain Shrederator v2 = "The Star Spangled Shredder"
Itís entirely possible the new shell (not the one pictured) is a scaled down copy...



09-15-2018 05:47 PM

dkerschbaum


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Itís entirely possible the new shell (not the one pictured) is a scaled down copy...



09-15-2018 11:25 PM

carpedav000


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Welp, since this thing is hopelessly overweight for a beetleweight I have decided to make a 12lb multibot called Team USA.



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