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Drakelock Engineering DSL Showcase
« on: July 23, 2020, 05:11:47 AM »
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Classification: Heavyweight    Weight: 770.1KG   Game Version: DSL 2.2

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Re: Drakelock Engineering DSL Showcase
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2020, 05:42:10 AM »
Not a bad start for a first showcased bot. I feel like you're gonna struggle for reach a fair bit with the bar being that high up and relatively short, though I guess that's kinda a limitation imposed by your use of a dual perm..

I'm guessing you're going for a realistic build style from looking at it, and you've largely done a good job. No cardinal sins like clipping internals that I can see. I do somewhat question the placement of the srimech as if you activate it when the bar is spinning it will cut straight through it, but that's a relatively minor gripe on a first bot.

One thing you should know though is that if you're planning on entering tournaments, the majority of IRL build style tournaments place limitations on the use of cheatbot2 parts, so you may have to swap out your weapon bar to something else instead of the hworf blades. Additionally, most realistic tournaments are using the  2.4 version of DSL now, rather than 2.2. The link to it is available on the front page.

All in all though a good start. Hope to see you continuing to showcase and making progress!  :thumbup
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Re: Drakelock Engineering DSL Showcase
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 06:20:54 AM »
One thing you should know though is that if you're planning on entering tournaments, the majority of IRL build style tournaments place limitations on the use of cheatbot2 parts, so you may have to swap out your weapon bar to something else instead of the hworf blades. Additionally, most realistic tournaments are using the  2.4 version of DSL now, rather than 2.2. The link to it is available on the front page.
The batteries would also need switching out as they're cheatpacks.

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Re: Drakelock Engineering DSL Showcase
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2020, 09:03:10 AM »
Welcome to the site! You're off to a good start. In addition to the points made by others, I'd suggest moving the drive motors upwards so you can give your bot larger wheels. Speed and grip aren't all that important for an overhead spinner, but you still don't want your wheels getting sniped off in one hit. It looks like you have enough height and weight for DSL wheels, so try those. You should also try and make your wedge wider so it covers the entire front of your robot; it'll make it stronger and nicer-looking.
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Re: Drakelock Engineering DSL Showcase
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2020, 04:45:13 AM »
Thanks for all input, I will check out DSL 2.4.

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Re: Drakelock Engineering DSL Showcase
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2020, 04:47:12 PM »
R2 Vortex II



Classification: Heavyweight    Weight: 770.1KG   Game Version: DSL 2.2

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I made a modded titanium sheet for top armour, tank tracks didnt work as well as I'd hoped, maneuverability is an issue, srmech works quite well.

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Re: Drakelock Engineering DSL Showcase
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2020, 07:58:58 PM »
do you even need a srimech? it seems like you could make it invertible easily.
your drive motors are super weak for a HW which is probably why you're having control issues. I'm not really sure where all the weight went tbh. is your armor like st10?
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