It has been a productive weekend! Two weekends to go before the competition at Facts in Gent, Belgium.
Equinox is build very compact the inside does not have a lot of space
left. In the new version we want to use a bigger LiPo and incorporate a
self righting mechanism, but it just will not fit. Thinking outside of
the box, why not try to place the weapon ESC inside of the drum, next to
The picture shows the rough model of the new
drum design with integrated ESC. We need to strip it down to the bare
PCB and use the shaft as heatsink.
Another change will be the
bolts mounting the disks. We found out the hard way that "normal" grade
12.9 bolts and some hardened pins just will not do it. This version will
use the 12.9 M8 shoulder bolts instead.