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my flame thrower robot/rc
« on: January 01, 2011, 07:59:28 PM »
I actually did this last summer and manage to lose the footage.  Not vary good footage at the end because some idiot (i wonder who that could be:P) used night to film fire...... oh well   

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Flamethrower Robot/RC

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Re: my flame thrower robot/rc
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011, 08:16:10 AM »
Do you have a diagram of the way you made the flamethrower part move up and down. It look like a good method and im involved in a similiar project.

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Re: my flame thrower robot/rc
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011, 04:23:41 PM »
I Like! What was the fuel?
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Re: my flame thrower robot/rc
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2011, 08:06:43 PM »
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Do you have a diagram of the way you made the flamethrower part move up and down.
there is not much of a diagram because i have the pan and tilt servos running directly from the rc receiver which is controlled using the the left joystick.  this is probably the simplest way to do it.  
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What was the fuel?
The pilot light is butane and the flame fuel is just $.99 carburetor cleaner from walmart which seems to be the best :)


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Re: my flame thrower robot/rc
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 08:23:25 PM »
whoa that thing is awesome but what in the world could you want to use it for. I mean it has to be dangerous (I want one)
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Re: my flame thrower robot/rc
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 05:24:27 PM »
I always wanted to see a flamethrower on a robot.  ;)
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Re: my flame thrower robot/rc
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 12:02:11 PM »
nice Job, that is bad ass!! Is that an rc truck chassis you used or did you make that as well? Have you thought about using an electric igniter instead of the butane torch, such as one from a gas grill? It would probably take up less space on the turret. I am not trying to criticize just throwing an idea out there  :)

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Re: my flame thrower robot/rc
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 04:12:09 PM »
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Is that an rc truck chassis you used or did you make that as well?

it was an old jeep RC from radio shack, but i modified it alot. 
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Have you thought about using an electric igniter instead of the butane torch, such as one from a gas grill?
i initially used a el-cheapo hand held butane BBQ lighter from walmart which had a piezoelectric igniter. it worked ok, but i had to have a big servo to push the trigger and it was unreliable.  I wanted to build a transformer to supply 500v but it turned out the be way to heavy.  Dont get me wrong, there is a ton of improvements that can be made :D 

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Re: my flame thrower robot/rc
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011, 07:10:09 PM »
i think newer grill ignitors are battery powered (at least the one on my 2 yr old grill is) it would probably be easier to use than a piezoelectric one

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Re: my flame thrower robot/rc
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2011, 07:13:02 PM »
I want one!!!
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Re: my flame thrower robot/rc
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2011, 07:58:10 AM »
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i think newer grill ignitors are battery powered
like this one?
http://www.amazon.com/Music-City-Metals-03340-Replacement/dp/B000FJED04

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Re: my flame thrower robot/rc
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2011, 08:11:47 AM »
looks like what i was talking about. A little different than what is on y grill but same principal

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Re: my flame thrower robot/rc
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2011, 04:50:34 AM »
first of all you did really great job gratz!!!!ok i almost manage how to make the igniter!the hard part is how did u make the thrower?you must used a tank first of all to put the carburetor cleaner inside.and how did u manage to make it threw the carburetor cleaner?if u can pls link us where did u buy the parts for making the flame thrower!ty in advance!keep up the good work!

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Re: my flame thrower robot/rc
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2011, 03:03:50 PM »
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?you must used a tank first of all to put the carburetor cleaner inside
early prototypes involved something of that nature but the one in the video actually has the carburetor cleaner can on the robot.  I works great because when one is empty you just replace it with another of the self ;)

As far as dispensing the fluid.  early prototypes involved a small solenoid valve but this added a lot of weight and i couldnt control the flow very well.  Final design uses a 4" long aluminum rectangle bar as a lever with a standard size servo.  Now i have flow control and it is very light weight. see pic

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if u can pls link us where did u buy the parts for making the flame thrower!ty
I made this a while ago and the project was poorly documented and robot has been parted out and turned into other things muhhahahaha!  However, i have a ton of pics and make a slide show vid in a sec if you want as well as answer questions.  off the top of my head for the thrower i used:
-bernzomatic pen torch
-el cheapo portable barbecue lighter
-heat sink i found in a old car stereo
-a feed roller from a printer
-some perforated steel grill from an old stereo housing
-tip from a Lincoln wire welder
-scrap pieces of aluminum and a couple 4-40 screws

I've been working on a slightly larger robot ;) (hint hint, as you will all see) and will be making a bit of a larger flame thrower so stay tuned!
   

 


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