the bottom panel of the bot
(Figure 11), and I also used the
lighter Finger Tech/Kitbots 3 mm snap
hubs with LectraLite tires.
When I finished the bot, I found
I was 0.2 oz overweight. So, I took it
apart again and machined a couple
of more flats on the drum to get just
under the limit. The finished bot and
a standard Saifu chassis can be seen
in Figure 12.
The new wider bot’s first fight
happened at the "Clash of the Bots"
in North Carolina in July. I’ll let you
know how effective the changes
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Figure 11. Bottom side with switch.
Figure 12. Wider version and the original.