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View Poll Results: Is Mecanum Drive better of Is omni With a strafing wheel better?
Mecanum 38 73.08%
Omni with strafing wheel 14 26.92%
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:25 PM
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Re: Mecanum drive or omni with strafing wheel

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The speed of the intakes is actually good. They give enough torque to intakes multiple sacks at a time. I bet we could intake sacks as we drive into them, but we only have 2 sacks right now to test with.
Oh yeah I forgot about that. You may benefit from speeding them up a little bit though. And fix the way the rollers slide up the axles please, it makes me cringe...
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:14 PM
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Re: Mecanum drive or omni with strafing wheel

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Oh yeah I forgot about that. You may benefit from speeding them up a little bit though. And fix the way the rollers slide up the axles please, it makes me cringe...
Haha don't worry we will :P That was made a day before we made the video. Is it just the rubber band placement?
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:35 PM
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Haha don't worry we will :P That was made a day before we made the video. Is it just the rubber band placement?
No the fact that the axles are only going through 1/8th inch of material (the delrin pillow blocks). In one of your pictures the pillow blocks were bent at a not happy angle. I suppose it works but it's not very pleasant to look at
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Re: Mecanum drive or omni with strafing wheel

and the perfect ironic response
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and the perfect ironic response
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No no; only I'm allowed to say that

I can worry about what you're doing, but you can't worry about what I'm doing (sarcastically).
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Re: Mecanum drive or omni with strafing wheel

I will not worry about it... funny how some of the posts are completly off topic bot I dontworryaboutit
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Re: Mecanum drive or omni with strafing wheel

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Our team is testing out the mecanum wheels, but would like to know if having a omni and strafing wheel is better.
For this years competition i don't think mecanums are going to be necessary. Depending on how you are going to intake, strafing may be a good idea, but mecanums take away from strafing speed, whereas a holonomic drive will have the same speed in all directions, so IF you use strafing at all, I would use holonomic drive. No mecanums.
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Re: Mecanum drive or omni with strafing wheel

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For this years competition i don't think mecanums are going to be necessary. Depending on how you are going to intake, strafing may be a good idea, but mecanums take away from strafing speed, whereas a holonomic drive will have the same speed in all directions, so IF you use strafing at all, I would use holonomic drive. No mecanums.
omnis take more motors though
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omnis take more motors though
Not if its holonomic
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Re: Mecanum drive or omni with strafing wheel

holomic is just as fast as mecanum while strafing.... have you ever made a holonomic drive even?
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