funkrobotik

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  1. funkrobotik added a post in a topic: Scam T.v. Space Patrol Car Ebay   

    Well spotted Mark.
    Watch out for the old zero feedback scameisters.
  2. funkrobotik added a post in a topic: Leonard Nimoy Died Today At Age 83   

    Makes you realise that your getting older as all your fave actors pass on one by one.
    Sad day !!
  3. funkrobotik added a post in a topic: Hey, Camel, It's Moon Detector Day!   

    Well yes,, the main drive gear is only plastic unlike the earlier Moon Explorer that had all metal.
  4. funkrobotik added a post in a topic: Hey, Camel, It's Moon Detector Day!   

    Nice MD Phil .
    I bought one from an auction a couple of months ago and I prefer them to the Moon Explorer.
    Have you let it go over some rough terrain ,,,,, man made in the house of course. You may be surprised at its ability.
  5. funkrobotik added a post in a topic: Make Sure Batteries Are In Right!   

    :Looks like a candidate for the common ebay description '' I can't check the operation because I don't have the right size batteries ''
  6. funkrobotik added a post in a topic: Was This Horikawa ?   

    Targets link makes it even more a mystery .
    I thought that was a solid turning wheel above the shoot or wheel support . From the auction picture its not.
  7. funkrobotik added a post in a topic: Was This Horikawa ?   

    Sure looks like one dangerous toy for little fingers though,,, that cable gripper,,,, ouch !!!!
  8. funkrobotik added a post in a topic: Was This Horikawa ?   

    What the heck is that Target ?
    Got to be partly SH but looks like someone's turned it into a robot winch ,,,or is it standard.
    Part of a game perhaps ???????????
  9. funkrobotik added a post in a topic: Alps Rocket Man Launching Problem   

    It was the 0.8 I ordered because the bits that came with the rockets that someone had just stuck in seemed a bit heavy but 0.8 or 1mm would do really Dave.
  10. funkrobotik added a post in a topic: Alps Rocket Man Launching Problem   

    I don't know how to post direct links but here's the number 331338063181.
    Don't forget that the 3.5 inches doesn't give a great launch height but its matter of compromise really. Test it out yourself and see what your happy with.
    I'm going to put a bit of epoxy on the bottom of the spring once I'm happy with the performance
    Good luck chilli .
  11. funkrobotik added a post in a topic: Alps Rocket Man Launching Problem   

    No there originals David.
    There a bit worn on the notches,, the red nose cones have gone a bit hard and the fins have the odd chip but they seem tough as old boots.
  12. funkrobotik added a post in a topic: Alps Rocket Man Launching Problem   

    Got some springs off the bay and got him firing eventually .
    They came with a 6.5 mm diameter and as the original hole was only 6mm I just had to run a 6.5 mm drill down the rocket to get them in.
    You can cut the springs to what length you want and the longer you have the more power you get,,, but,,, if you have them much longer than David Kirk said then they don't sit correctly on the robot in the unlocked position so they want to be about 3.5 inches long but this of course means power loss,, dohhh ! The other point is that if you have them longer then the pressure on the spring puts a lot of load on the plastic lock tabs on the rocket and the launching post . Also it makes it hard work on the cam to push the rocket round to release it.
    So in this case shorter is better and that's something you don't say everyday.

    I hope the picture works as I've not posted a pic for a long time,, so it may be to big or small.



    Hmmmmm,, not to bad.

  13. funkrobotik added a post in a topic: Worst Spaceman Toy Ever?   

    :rolling:Ranger ,,, that is so diabolical its awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. funkrobotik added a post in a topic: Robot Driver (Photocollage)   

    Excellent AR !
  15. funkrobotik added a post in a topic: Alps Rocket Man Launching Problem   

    You've hit the nail on the head there,,, (talking about hammers ) yes the plastic would not take too much pressure mine are already showing signs of rounding off. I might square up the edges a bit.

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