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by dmis
December 1st, 2017, 9:18 pm
Forum: Battery Buggy B
Topic: Help! - Battery Holder Melting
Replies: 21
Views: 2775

Re: Help! - Battery Holder Melting

To clarify, does the case start melting when the batteries are in the connector, but the connector is not connected to the motor? If so, you have an internal short in the battery connector. If not, post some pictures so we can get a better idea of what you have.
by dmis
November 26th, 2017, 7:00 am
Forum: 2018 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 627
Views: 99381

Re: Hovercraft B/C

LittyWap wrote: use motors that could chop a finger off. (Literally, in my case)
Glad to see we're not the only ones. Shielding is not just to comply to the rules!
by dmis
November 11th, 2017, 1:36 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 505
Views: 99179

Re: Mission Possible C

Thanks Scott, the bonus was what I was referring to. I submitted a FAQ about a week ago and never got a confirmation email nor a reply. Do you know if that is typical and I should just wait or is it likely I submitted it incorrectly?
by dmis
November 11th, 2017, 6:10 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Mission Possible C
Replies: 505
Views: 99179

Re: Mission Possible C

Would 2 batteries wired in series with each other count as one battery source ? I would most certainly say it is two seperate sources. There are plenty of relatively inexpensive, high power, Nickel metal hydride batteries out there. Finding ways around the explicitly stated rules is almost always c...
by dmis
November 6th, 2017, 4:25 pm
Forum: Battery Buggy B
Topic: Device for driving straight
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

Re: Device for driving straight

Look at rule 4.c.iv. It would appear that the guidewire would need to be removed before the vehicle moves, but can be used to position it.
by dmis
November 1st, 2017, 5:48 pm
Forum: Helicopters C
Topic: Carbon Fiber Safety
Replies: 5
Views: 2067

Carbon Fiber Safety

Hi, Now that FF kits include several forms of carbon fiber, I am a bit worried about the potential hazards of working with the fibers. Someone on my team mentioned that they think they got a splinter from the thread. Has anyone had any incident from the cf, or are there any specific safety precautio...

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