--Killer B is still intact, malingering in Chuck's garage last I
heard.. I've got a good selection of Omnis in a box somewhere. They're
neat, but IMO not suited for the battlebox. I think the most reliable
system is nothing more than a tailskid, heh.
--Bolo, eh? Guess you saw my website; the one that died a'borning,
just as the "sport" was killed by a bunch of 'suits'.
"Steamboat Ed" Haas : The other night I
Hacking the Trailing Edge! : dreamed about wasabi...
I've followed your bots for a while. I think the killerbotz.org site
also made it into my Robotics Sourcebook.
I have a science fiction writer friend that I've known since high school
that's contributed a couple stories to the "new" Bolo books. Both of us
were big Laumer fans.
It's relatively easy to build a test jig, but for a one-time use I'd
just try it out with a similiar load, especially since you already have
You can also try searching the web for a similiar motor with a posted
max torque. Check MPJA, Herbach and Radelman and others. This may give
you a starting point. I think these typically draw around 4 amps at
stall, and 1 amp no-load (but I don't have a lot of experience with
these, and I may be thinking about power window motors).
Here are some specs on a typical motor (from some kind of ford). Yours
may have similar specs -- but again, I don't have a lot of experience
with these, so please add the usual grain of salt:
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