Battle Bot's weapons are built and tested

We built the weapons and tested them for the first time.  Check it out....

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As you can see the blades are made of 3/4" by 3" steel that are 16" long and spin at 1200 RPM. Here is the video of the test... 

Hear that ticking noise?  That is the blade coming to close to the frame.  A little more cutting is needed or shorten the weapons a little.  We also noticed that the current draw from the motor was making the wires hot enough that we cant touch them after 3 min of running.  We are planning to lighten the weapons, balance them, and see if we can run heavier wires to the motor to solve this heat problem.  Next up the armor...

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