We’re about to rebuild our prototype and we’re wondering which is faster as far as speed of lifting goes a 6 bar or an elevator.
There are benefits and downsides to both. A 6 bar is easier to construct and usually (not always) faster. However, a cascade is linear and easier to drive with. We plan on making a lightweight dr4b. Each design has upsides and downsides that will depend on your overall design.
@Dromeda That took lots of tuning along with finding some custom parts like the spacers they used iirc. Overall, if you want a well competing lift that is also fairly speedy, a 6-Bar is the way to go.
You do not have to use custom parts you can just order the spacers from McMaster. Another good part of a cascade is it is scalable and also very stable.