Hi vex forum. Our team is trying to make a so called “pancake flipper” for the caps. One c channel is attached to the motor, and the other is not. The side that is not flops and doesn’t carry the weight of the cap.
@Cam 1 Are you using bearings? 2 use more than one connection point for the gear. 3 have supports on the outside of the gears.
The block bearings? yes to those. Not exactly sure what you mean by having more than one connection point but 2 screws come off the gear to attach to the c channel so it will rotate. How can we have supports outside the gears?
@callen Why not use a larger gear on the other side, too? It would handle the torque better. Also, why aren't any spacers visible between the gears and the c-channels?
We aren’t using a bigger gear because it gets stuck on a piece of our oift while it goes up. We have a couple small spacers.
@Embot We aren’t using a bigger gear because it gets stuck on a piece of our oift while it goes up.
That makes sense. You might still consider using them and trimming a little bit if they just get stuck in one spot.
@Embot We have a couple small spacers.
I'm pretty sure I can see threaded steel (screws lacking spacers) in some spots between the gears and the c-channel. The screws will hold it together better if there is a good connection there, otherwise they're just loose or using some unwanted distortion to become tight.