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Sickle robotics ironforge showcase.
« on: November 30, 2018, 01:43:40 PM »
Inferno.
 

Downward.
 

Tracks.
 

Broke.
 

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Re: Sickle robotics ironforge showcase.
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 01:59:04 PM »
it would help us if you would always show internals, weights and armor when you post bots.

They look interesting, but since you're using CF you're probably just building for fun and not competitively so my advice probably wouldn't help much.

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Re: Sickle robotics ironforge showcase.
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 02:16:09 PM »
the angled drive on downward is maximum wew

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Re: Sickle robotics ironforge showcase.
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 02:22:11 PM »
Not bad. I like your taste for spinner bots.


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Re: Sickle robotics ironforge showcase.
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 03:21:30 PM »
The different versions of sickle.
 

 

 

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Re: Sickle robotics ironforge showcase.
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2018, 03:58:24 PM »
it would help us if you would always show internals, weights and armor when you post bots.

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Re: Sickle robotics ironforge showcase.
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2018, 04:12:41 PM »
 

 

 

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Re: Sickle robotics ironforge showcase.
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 04:31:38 PM »
Well, in IF, the weight limit is different than DSL and Stock, so pay attention to that. Also, from the looks of it, you are building IRL in IF

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Re: Sickle robotics ironforge showcase.
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2018, 12:25:21 PM »
thank you.

I still can't comment much about the ones without internal shots, but for the others, I feel a few minor tweaks could really improve their combat effectiveness. On at least the bottom two, you can get away with a weaker weapon motor in favor of more weapons. this will improve damage and survivability a lot. you don't necessarily need the beefiest motor in ironforge if your weapon lasts longer than your opponents'. 

In order to get more weapons on, I recommend a few things.
your chassis are pretty big and have a lot of wasted space that just adds weight for no real gain. you can rebuild the chassis smaller and add external armor panels instead which are lighter and stronger.
you have more batteries than you will likely need. On all three of these you can get away with 1 big battery and 1 small/med. Of course you can add more for personal preference but batteries aren't light.
I have no idea what you're going for with these weights. In ironforge, the LW/MW/HW weightclasses are 125/200/400kgs, half as much as stock. They don't show up in the weight listed in the bot lab, you have to just manually adhere to the rules unfortunately. I heavily recommend building as close as you can up to one of the three weights instead of something random like 318kg. Note that you can use up to 4 ballasts in any bot and it will not count against your weight limit (eg a HW bot with 4 ballsts can be 600kg legally)
You may want to beef up the drive on the heavier bots as well but it's your choice.

basically:
build to the weight limits (125/200/400kg), shrink chassis, add armor plates, add way more weapons.
they do have promise, i look forward to seeing what you do :)

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Re: Sickle robotics ironforge showcase.
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2018, 12:56:02 PM »
thank you.

I still can't comment much about the ones without internal shots, but for the others, I feel a few minor tweaks could really improve their combat effectiveness. On at least the bottom two, you can get away with a weaker weapon motor in favor of more weapons. this will improve damage and survivability a lot. you don't necessarily need the beefiest motor in ironforge if your weapon lasts longer than your opponents'. 

In order to get more weapons on, I recommend a few things.
your chassis are pretty big and have a lot of wasted space that just adds weight for no real gain. you can rebuild the chassis smaller and add external armor panels instead which are lighter and stronger.
you have more batteries than you will likely need. On all three of these you can get away with 1 big battery and 1 small/med. Of course you can add more for personal preference but batteries aren't light.
I have no idea what you're going for with these weights. In ironforge, the LW/MW/HW weightclasses are 125/200/400kgs, half as much as stock. They don't show up in the weight listed in the bot lab, you have to just manually adhere to the rules unfortunately. I heavily recommend building as close as you can up to one of the three weights instead of something random like 318kg. Note that you can use up to 4 ballasts in any bot and it will not count against your weight limit (eg a HW bot with 4 ballsts can be 600kg legally)
You may want to beef up the drive on the heavier bots as well but it's your choice.

basically:
build to the weight limits (125/200/400kg), shrink chassis, add armor plates, add way more weapons.
they do have promise, i look forward to seeing what you do :)


Thanks.

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Re: Sickle robotics ironforge showcase.
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2018, 07:00:56 AM »
That's pretty good. Try more weapons on your heavyweight.


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Re: Sickle robotics ironforge showcase.
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2019, 06:31:10 PM »
Jeez it's been awhile since I've posted in this topic, anyway Reier wanted me to try Ironforge again so I built a LW vert.

Also it weights 125kg.

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Re: Sickle robotics ironforge showcase.
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2019, 09:23:59 PM »
I think it's really close. weapon is great for a LW, good amount of teeth and design of the weapon itself. chassis design is good overall and the dark plate will help a lot.

without internals it's hard to know what's in there but some things I would suggest:
one carbatt and 1 duracel minimum. 2 nifities will give you the amps you need but last a much shorter time, too short imo. a carbatt and a nifty can be really great, but anything more than that is overkill imo.
your wheels are pretty exposed and are probably your main weakness. it's also an easy spot for an HS to hit your chassis and destroy you.
you should probably stick a ballast or two in there just to give yourself more stability. the first 4 ballasts don't count towards your weight limit (eg with 2 ballasts its legal for your LW to weigh 225kg).
RC drive (I assume it has this?) might be a bit weak but YMMV.

overall good job :claping definitely can see the improvement since your last few bots.