Awesome reveal. (There have been a lot of those lately)
Good luck at your first NBN competition of the season.
How do you pan on making you lift, since you’re already using 12 motor?
Maybe bring your flywheel down to 5 motors.
We have several ideas for doing the lift. I’ll try to explain one of them. Since the flywheel only spins one direction, we can transfer the flywheel power to some sort of a passive transmission by spinning the flywheel the opposite direction. Then divert the power to a lifting mechanism via a pulley or those 4 bar systems. Does that sound feasible?
We replace axles that have major load on them after every competition or heavy practice session. Whenever the video was being filmed, we were messing around with different location for the key. And now it’s in a safer location.
Why should he only go through 2 bearings? is it that difficult to get them lined up? Also, The axle on the flywheel is not that bent, it is the wheel rubber ballooning outwards due to the extreme velocity. Mine does the same thing without zipties.
Even if the metal is perfectly lined up, the axle will still be touching the bearings, thus it creates friction. My flywheel support beams were perfectly aligned, yet when I shortened the axle, (Which used to go though 4 bearings) it went from barely shooting full court at max power, to shooting full court at 78 power.
Impressive! It would appear that I have some work to do on my launcher! I guess that minimizing bearings is important if there are other issues present, but if everything else is perfect then the difference is minimal. Although you are using 6 motors, I’m only using 4.