574C Turning Point Linear Puncher Tutorial

  1. 3 months ago

    marsgate17

    Sep 26 Syracuse, IN 574C

    Because numerous people have been asking questions about the puncher from our early season reveal, we made a step-by-step guide for new teams to help construct a basic linear puncher.

  2. TheColdedge

    Sep 26 Event Partner Columbus, Indiana 1483

    very nice.

    What was being sanded on the plastic rail?

  3. marsgate17

    Sep 26 Syracuse, IN 574C

    As the linear slide moves from rear slide truck onto the front slide truck, sometimes it can catch if the trucks aren't perfectly aligned. Sanding down the area where they meet reduces friction and prevents jams.

  4. TheColdedge

    Sep 26 Event Partner Columbus, Indiana 1483

    @marsgate17 As the linear slide moves from rear slide truck onto the front slide truck, sometimes it can catch if the trucks aren't perfectly aligned. Sanding down the area where they meet reduces friction and prevents jams.

    thanks!

  5. Avery | EKSDE

    Sep 26 Valley, NE XD

    Nice, this will be a great resource for new teams

  6. Droideka

    Sep 27 Wenatchee, WA, United States

    Where do you get grease?

  7. TheColdedge

    Sep 27 Event Partner Columbus, Indiana 1483

    this is what we've used in the past.

    One tube should last years, I am fairly certain we have the same tube from when I was competeing in 2011.

  8. sankeydd

    Sep 27 Event Partner

    @Droideka Where do you get grease?

    It's all at Lowes or any of those places. Then even sell WD40 in non-aerosol form now. I think the White Lithium Grease is the standard from the other threads I've read.

  9. 2 months ago

    What kind of motor did you use? High torque?

  10. Droideka

    Oct 22 Wenatchee, WA, United States

    Follow up: How do you apply grease? (I never used grease so pardon me if i'm asking a stupid question)

  11. jack202020

    Oct 22 Syracuse, Indiana 574D

    @Droideka Follow up: How do you apply grease? (I never used grease so pardon me if i'm asking a stupid question)

    As the resident team of applying grease in 574, our team has come up with very good strategies. First of all, use an allen wrench that is designated for this job. Find a really stripped out one, and never use it for anything else. Ever. Put the end of the allen in a tube, bucket, or other container full of lithium grease, and apply it liberally with the allen itself. Really your puncher should not need greased that much.

  12. marsgate17

    Oct 22 Syracuse, IN 574C

    @Droideka to follow up what jack said, you can also apply lithium grease with a Q-tip, or just use your fingers, just make sure there is a layer of grease on the contact area between the metal slide rail and the plastic slide trucks. It shouldn't take much to see an improvement, but its often easiest to apply a lot of grease then wipe away the excess with a paper towel.

  13. So what type of motor would you recommend?

  14. marsgate17

    Oct 23 Syracuse, IN 574C

    @JD6 I recommend using a 100rpm motor (aka torque motor) regardless of weather you are using v5 or cortex, you want as much power as possible to pull back your rubber bands without stalling.

  15. Naman

    Oct 24 A planet 14A

    Is the puncher able to shoot far with only 1 motor and no gear ratio?

  16. marsgate17

    Oct 24 Syracuse, IN 574C

    @Naman The puncher shoots quite far assuming the slide trucks are aligned properly, the slide rail is greased, and the angle of the puncher is at the right angle. Your mileage may vary depending on build quality, but our puncher can shoot the high flag from both starting tiles very consistently.

  17. 7 weeks ago

    Brett_5S

    Nov 30 Earth 8613

    @marsgate17

    Because numerous people have been asking questions about the puncher from our early season reveal, we made a step-by-step guide for new teams to help construct a basic linear puncher.

    Do you guys have any pitures of the ratchet mechanism?

 

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