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#1 VMLN8R

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 03:34 AM

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Thanks to both mahjqa and Zblj for inspiration :classic:

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 04:35 AM

Holy Toledo, Batman!  This is nice!  

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#3 Zblj

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 07:26 AM

That is really awesome, why didnt I think of the batpod  :tongue: Did you use a skateboard to record? Sounds like it! I like the batpod a lot!

#4 VMLN8R

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 07:58 AM

 Zblj, on 06 December 2010 - 07:26 AM, said:

That is really awesome, why didnt I think of the batpod  :tongue: Did you use a skateboard to record? Sounds like it! I like the batpod a lot!

Thanks! I'm a horrible skateboarder :tongue:  I used a camera car similar to Mahjqa's eight-wheeled one, except the rear axle had the same wheels as the Batpod. It was fine indoors but outside it made a racket.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 06:12 AM

Zblj, about the stability: it's pretty horrible, because there is hardly any 'self-balancing' in corners. The steering turns pretty much parallel to the ground (there is a slight angle to it), so when turned the front wheel doesn't really lean the bike into corners. The wheels are these. I suppose it would be more accurate with tyres from 8880.

On flat smooth surfaces it's a treat. Right turns can be made at full throttle; left turns can't. This is because the 5L half-beam in the picture hits the frame in right turns, reducing the steering angle.

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P.S. Can someone with a rechargeable battery box build this? It only uses ~260 parts, I'd love to see it go with less weight. The AA battery box weighs a tonne.



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