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Olister92's DSL showcase
« on: December 18, 2017, 02:26:34 PM »
I've been playing RA2 few a little while now and I've finally got some bots worth showing (i think!)

this is Moot Point, it has alu 3 armour


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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 02:55:48 PM »
Interesting, however it'd be more helpful if you were to show the insides. However I will say it's a solid design looking at it
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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 02:59:16 PM »
Interesting, however it'd be more helpful if you were to show the insides. However I will say it's a solid design looking at it



here you go, as you can sort of see its a front hinged flipper

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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 03:01:39 PM »
Front hinger AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
Why the 45 degree ange on the left wedge? That's atleast 1kg less iirc
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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 03:23:04 PM »
Few things.
1. the wedges, I recommend you use the skirt or metal hinge piece, found in the extenders tabs, this will certainly increase the effectiveness of the wedge.
2. I think you should try to make it as compact as possible, this would allow you to add better armour or add plates of armour.
3. The front armour plate should be wider I feel, this would allow you to armour better against spinners.
4. Flat sides. I changing this to a more angle side would do 2 things, deflect spinners better and not allow you to get stuck on it's side which I see you've tried to counter with the extenders.

It's certainly a good bot, just a few refinements and it'll be top tier 
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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2017, 03:25:58 PM »
Front hinger AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
Why the 45 degree ange on the left wedge? That's atleast 1kg less iirc

because I'm blind basically  :facepalm:

I think was fiddling round with where to put extenders and stuff and forget to remove it, could be anything with me though  :dumb)

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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2017, 03:35:00 PM »
Few things.
1. the wedges, I recommend you use the skirt or metal hinge piece, found in the extenders tabs, this will certainly increase the effectiveness of the wedge.
2. I think you should try to make it as compact as possible, this would allow you to add better armour or add plates of armour.
3. The front armour plate should be wider I feel, this would allow you to armour better against spinners.
4. Flat sides. I changing this to a more angle side would do 2 things, deflect spinners better and not allow you to get stuck on it's side which I see you've tried to counter with the extenders.

It's certainly a good bot, just a few refinements and it'll be top tier

thanks for the advise, I haven't given it too much testing but I agree a half decent spinner would kill it at the moment

i'll attempt to make some adjustments to it (tomorrow hopefully)

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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2017, 05:47:58 PM »
correct me if i happen to be wrong, but the flipper having it's hinge set somewhat high up the wedge could reduce it's flipping ability than if you set the hinge further down the wedge, again, this is just a theory but if you have spare weight i suggest you try screwing around with that and see if it has any effects
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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2017, 06:24:08 AM »
correct me if i happen to be wrong, but the flipper having it's hinge set somewhat high up the wedge could reduce it's flipping ability than if you set the hinge further down the wedge, again, this is just a theory but if you have spare weight i suggest you try screwing around with that and see if it has any effects

it is as low as it can get (the screenshots aren't brilliant I'm still figuring everything out on here!) it just clips through a little bit as it doesn't look great at the moment. I didn't realise how much space I actually wasted until I saw it on here!

But ty for the advice, I'll have a little go at improving it tonight so watch this space as they say!

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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2017, 12:32:57 PM »
Moot Point 2

It now has Alu 5 armour, a wedge attached to a metal hinge, sloped chassis and it's slightly more compact (I think)



I don't really like how the wheels stick out a bit now but I think overall a slicker design

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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2017, 01:39:59 PM »
Moot Point 2

It now has Alu 5 armour, a wedge attached to a metal hinge, sloped chassis and it's slightly more compact (I think)

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I don't really like how the wheels stick out a bit now but I think overall a slicker design
The arm just looks a little out of place with it being so wide
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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2017, 02:05:00 PM »
Moot Point 2

It now has Alu 5 armour, a wedge attached to a metal hinge, sloped chassis and it's slightly more compact (I think)

I don't really like how the wheels stick out a bit now but I think overall a slicker design
The arm just looks a little out of place with it being so wide


good call my man, now changed and you've saved me a bit of weight  :thumbup



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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2017, 05:49:30 PM »
Most recent one looks a lot better


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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2017, 11:40:28 AM »
I made a lightweight a while ago but I'm probably going to do a full overhaul on it as I've wasted a f*** tonne of space.
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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2017, 03:14:12 PM »
i like the design of the flipper arm. once you get chassis management down and learn how to skin i think you'll be pretty good

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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2017, 01:14:24 PM »
As promised Stranger Thing 2

an action shot for a change its guts

the flipper looks a bit different now, I had to attach it like that to make it flush with the chassis. I kind of like it even though it's a bit unconventional and it self rights really well now.

It's now more compact, has Alu 5 so it's a bit stronger against those pesky spinners and I changed the piston as i didn't feel the need for the Storm burst on a lightweight and I could put the extra weigh on armour.

I doubt I'll skin this one as it's on old idea and I can't think of what would look cool on it. I'm open for suggestions if anyone has any. Also I've not learned how to skin yet because, well, laziness really  :dumb)


My next bot I've got to show will not be a flipper  :eek: it will be a HS but I'll wait for a bit of feedback from this before I upload another bot

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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2017, 05:46:40 AM »
aren't flippers better if they are wide, and does not a thin, roughly V-shaped wedge make you more vulnerable to being punted aside by HS, along with having a less wide weapon and hence less opportunities for firing ?

saving weight is important and all that, but one should not use it as it's only mantra

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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2017, 10:25:31 AM »
I see your point, I guess every design has pros and cons.

I've got an idea for a LW with a wider flipper but I'm away a few days for Christmas so I wont get a change to make it till I get back.

I appreciate the advise though.

Moving onto something different here a HS, I has 3mm Titanium armour I think...

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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2017, 10:29:18 AM »
Quack quack, nice looking duck.

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Re: Olister92's DSL showcase
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2017, 10:57:27 AM »
Quack quack, nice looking duck.

A duck with a skull on it's head? Spooky.