Just ordered Manoi PF01

Takahashi's design (robo-garage.com), Kondo servos and controller, and kit production by RC company Kyosho brought to life PF01.
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Post by Peabo » Thu May 01, 2008 9:15 pm

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Thu May 01, 2008 9:15 pm

Still waiting on Manoi, although I got an e-mail saying that he did ship last weekend, so it shouldn't be much longer! I also managed to order a TEC-3 adapter and one of those logitech PS2 pads to use with it :)
Still waiting on Manoi, although I got an e-mail saying that he did ship last weekend, so it shouldn't be much longer! I also managed to order a TEC-3 adapter and one of those logitech PS2 pads to use with it :)
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Post by wintermute » Fri May 02, 2008 3:26 am

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I'm following this thread with great interest. Hope you'll start another one for the build itself.
I'm following this thread with great interest. Hope you'll start another one for the build itself.
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Post by Peabo » Fri May 02, 2008 3:32 am

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wintermute wrote:I'm following this thread with great interest. Hope you'll start another one for the build itself.
Might do! Do you think it's necessary though?
wintermute wrote:I'm following this thread with great interest. Hope you'll start another one for the build itself.
Might do! Do you think it's necessary though?
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Post by wintermute » Fri May 02, 2008 4:39 am

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Peabo wrote:
wintermute wrote:I'm following this thread with great interest. Hope you'll start another one for the build itself.
Might do! Do you think it's necessary though?


I'm sure it would be of more than passing interest to many. Not to mention, informative. It would enable your fellow roboteers to vicariously experience putting together a PF01.
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wintermute wrote:I'm following this thread with great interest. Hope you'll start another one for the build itself.
Might do! Do you think it's necessary though?


I'm sure it would be of more than passing interest to many. Not to mention, informative. It would enable your fellow roboteers to vicariously experience putting together a PF01.
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Post by Peabo » Fri May 02, 2008 4:41 am

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wintermute wrote:
Peabo wrote:
wintermute wrote:I'm following this thread with great interest. Hope you'll start another one for the build itself.
Might do! Do you think it's necessary though?


I'm sure it would be of more than passing interest to many. Not to mention, informative. It would enable your fellow roboteers to vicariously experience putting together a PF01.
Oh, I'll be sure to do that! I meant is it necessary to make a new topic?
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wintermute wrote:I'm following this thread with great interest. Hope you'll start another one for the build itself.
Might do! Do you think it's necessary though?


I'm sure it would be of more than passing interest to many. Not to mention, informative. It would enable your fellow roboteers to vicariously experience putting together a PF01.
Oh, I'll be sure to do that! I meant is it necessary to make a new topic?
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Post by wintermute » Fri May 02, 2008 8:01 am

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Peabo wrote:I meant is it necessary to make a new topic?


No, not at all. No reason you can't use this one if you want.
Peabo wrote:I meant is it necessary to make a new topic?


No, not at all. No reason you can't use this one if you want.
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Post by Peabo » Wed May 21, 2008 10:05 pm

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Wed May 21, 2008 10:05 pm

Just letting everyone know that Manoi did arrive! He's assembled and seems to work fine.
Pics coming later :)
Just letting everyone know that Manoi did arrive! He's assembled and seems to work fine.
Pics coming later :)
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Post by wintermute » Thu May 22, 2008 6:20 pm

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I'm sure more than a few folks here would be very interested in reading about the assembly process.
I'm sure more than a few folks here would be very interested in reading about the assembly process.
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Post by Peabo » Thu May 22, 2008 6:29 pm

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Amazingly, they sent me the whole assembly manual translated into English in pdf form! That was a big help although it's very easy to follow the Japanese one too.

It took about 10 hours to build him. It's definitely not easy on the fingers (ouch). No way you can use an electric screwdriver either as the plastic shell is VERY delicate. If you tighten the screw too much, then the plastic will buckle and begin to crack. Basically don't tighten all the way, just until you start to feel the resistance.

I'd imagine he's probably one of the more difficult robots to build.
Amazingly, they sent me the whole assembly manual translated into English in pdf form! That was a big help although it's very easy to follow the Japanese one too.

It took about 10 hours to build him. It's definitely not easy on the fingers (ouch). No way you can use an electric screwdriver either as the plastic shell is VERY delicate. If you tighten the screw too much, then the plastic will buckle and begin to crack. Basically don't tighten all the way, just until you start to feel the resistance.

I'd imagine he's probably one of the more difficult robots to build.
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Post by wintermute » Fri May 23, 2008 9:03 pm

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Did he come pre-painted or did you have to do the honors?
Did he come pre-painted or did you have to do the honors?
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Post by Peabo » Sat May 24, 2008 12:24 am

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Sat May 24, 2008 12:24 am

wintermute wrote:Did he come pre-painted or did you have to do the honors?

pre-painted in black & yellow :) I believe the silver & white ones were the first 150 off the production line.

I just set up the TEC-3 adapter and it wroks perfectly with the logitech PS2 pad! Excellent :D
wintermute wrote:Did he come pre-painted or did you have to do the honors?

pre-painted in black & yellow :) I believe the silver & white ones were the first 150 off the production line.

I just set up the TEC-3 adapter and it wroks perfectly with the logitech PS2 pad! Excellent :D
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Post by wintermute » Sat May 24, 2008 3:24 am

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Sat May 24, 2008 3:24 am

Have you seen the gold ones? Very snazzy little critters. Wish Kyosho would offer a choice of colors.
Have you seen the gold ones? Very snazzy little critters. Wish Kyosho would offer a choice of colors.
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Post by Peabo » Sat May 24, 2008 3:25 am

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I have, but I'm pretty sure they were just promotional. I don't think you can buy them.
I have, but I'm pretty sure they were just promotional. I don't think you can buy them.
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Post by wintermute » Sat May 24, 2008 3:33 am

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Looking forward to seeing some photos of the little guy. Did you take any during the build?
Looking forward to seeing some photos of the little guy. Did you take any during the build?
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Post by Peabo » Sat May 24, 2008 4:07 am

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Yes, plenty :) Here you go:

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