@SkinnyPanda Robotics I'm not looking for cons, I can infer plenty of them, but I'm looking for pros of scissor lifts from experienced users. Why are scissor lifts so infused in VEX Competitions? What can they do better than other lifts? Why do so many people use them, especially this late in this season?
A scissor lift is what we stared with at the beggining of the season, it only took an hour and a half to build and it worked well. As the season progressed we had multiple discussions about changing lifts but we ended up deciding to focus on increasing proformance with our current robot. With a 1:7 lift ratio using four speed motors we have what I would consider a very quick stacking time for a scissor lift and that plus our four bar that allows us to stack three cones without moving the lift allows us to be a pretty good robot for skills (4th in our state currently) we’ve been extremely competitive with other teams from our state/region and we plan on putting out a reveal next week to show off what we think is a pretty fast scissor lift robot. That being said we haven’t gone up against any truly fast RD4B’s although I do believe we could be competitive, we’ll see how we do at state but we’re expecting good results.