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Old 05-03-2012, 09:03 PM
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Just some advice...

You should always mount any structures to the gears and not the axles. If you have a 30 inch arm with an intake at the end, even using aluminum, you have a lot of torque. Too much much torque to attach the structure to the axle. The axles should only be used as pivot points for supporting your structure.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:51 AM
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Re: Drive Shafts Torqueing

Attaching the gear directly to the arm is useful and we will implement that, but it was the shaft connected to the motor that was twisting.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:20 PM
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Attaching the gear directly to the arm is useful and we will implement that, but it was the shaft connected to the motor that was twisting.
Wait what...?

Motors don't even have close to the torque required to twist as axle.
The only explanations I can think of are:
It's a new 269 and the motor locked up, then the arm was forced into the down position.
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There is another source of torque on that axle (another motor for example) that is contributing.
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