Wow - that was pretty zippy! We received a shipment of parts from HobbyKing this morning - not bad considering they only shipped - from Hong Kong - on Friday! The EMS shipping is definitely worth the extra few bucks, versus standard airmail! Hit Back after viewing an image.
First out of the shipping box we have a pair of Turnigy G60 brushless motors and two 70A ESCs. These motors are the little brother of the G110 we had in the first version of our 30lb'er Formidable Fustigator 1.0, but in the second version we're going to be running two motors to the weapon blade, so in theory, an upgrade as 2 x 60 > 110 :-)
Better safe than sorry, right? We're going to be teaching Lauren about care and feeding of her 'bots for Motorama 2012, so we ought to start off right, and swiped a couple of jumbo LiPo charge sacks, as they were actually in stock when we ordered.
Here are some battery packs to go in the charge sacks - a pair of 3S 370mAH packs for Lauren's antweight, and a pair of 3S 470mAH packs for Poor Punctuation 2.0.
The Battery Eliminator in the twelve-pounder seemed to have blown up last time we were playing, so we swapped in the one from the carcass of the thirty-pounder. We decided we should probably pick up some spares ...
We also took the opportunity to grab some spare receivers, too. There are three 3-channel HobbyKing receivers for Lauren's 'bots, and a couple of AR6110e-equivalents to replace the ones that died at Motorama 2011.
Tucked in the bottom of the box was the programming card for the ESCs for the featherweight weapon motors, along with a chrome-like Turnigy logo ... no idea what to do with that, but hey: freebie!
These were our weight-fillers for the package, some wire, bullet connectors, and heat shrink tubing. The tubing is for the 1000rpm motors in the beetleweight, to try and provide some stability between motor and gearbox.
Last, but not least, a collection of LEDs, pre-made to plug in to a receiver, and hey presto: instant power light. Much easier than fiddling around trying to make them, so a dollar or so well spent!