26 SERVO 09.2016
Now that you've wired up your D2,
power it up and drive it around a bit to get
used to the design. The D2 is a very fast
machine when run with a 4S LiPo; even in
larger arenas, careful driving will be
required. The titanium wedge is effective
against spinners, and when properly
ground down can get underneath most
opposing bots. Hit up a competition, and
have fun with your Beetle. SV
7. Here, we see the chassis with the Velcroed-in Scorpion Mini. Note
the zip ties on the wires; zip ties may one day save your bot, so be sure
to secure your wires in place.
8. We now have the components to wire your
safety switch into the system. Note the XT60
battery plug; it's the most common plug type
you'll find on 4S batteries, which most
competition-worthy D2 kits run off of.
9. Solder the switch and battery plug together
as shown. Again, heat shrink is your friend.
10. Solder the switch/battery plug into the system as shown here.
11. Plug your Scorpion Mini into the receiver. The bot pictured uses a
Spektrum AR310, but you can use whatever receiver is paired with your
transmitter. Put in a charged battery (this bot uses a Turnigy 4S 850 mAh
pack), bind the receiver to your transmitter, and you have a working bot!
To turn it on, use the included hex key to screw the switch in clockwise
until a green light is shown on the Scorpion Mini. To turn it off, turn the
switch counter-clockwise until the light goes off.