Discontinued Parts.

Ok so my team really wants to buy the discontinued linear slide parts…http://www.vexrobotics.com/276-1096.html
yeah thats right, the really good ones that are discontinued!
Does anyone know where i can get like 2 packs of them? I dont want to take them from your team if you need them. I want to fairly buy them from a store or maybe just buy them from a team.
Anyone at all know where i can get some?

Thanks!

yeah thats right, the really good ones that are discontinued!
Does anyone know where i can get like 2 packs of them? I dont want to take them from your team if you need them. I want to fairly buy them from a store or maybe just buy them from a team.
Anyone at all know where i can get some?

Thanks!

Have you checked with any of the [Vex Resellers???

MarkO](“http://www.vexrobotics.com/find-a-reseller”)

Have you read through this thread: https://vexforum.com/t/discontinued-parts/26842/1

There is a whole discussion about getting access to the old linear slides.

And for the record, both slides have equal capabilities. If the old one were truly better, Vex wouldn’t have replaced them for an updated product. You just have to be innovative with your design, I promise the new slides work just as well as the old ones (If not better). :smiley:

Oh well we are trying to do a scissor lift and the plastic slides will kinda mess up with the stress!

Have you tried this, or are you just theorizing? There are numerous examples of scissor lifts that have been built with the new slides. Or, you can try an alternate lift mechanism that does not put incredible side loading on a single element like a scissor lift…

Well we have tried a few different methods with them and each time we could tell that metal sliders would work better! Maybe we are doing it wrong or maybe the way we power is is wrong? We aren’t sure

Do you have a picture of the lift so far, so maybe we can give some suggestions of what you can do.

This is a video we had of one side of the lift.

Try mounting the metal rail fixed to the frame and using the inner slide (or a couple inner slides) on the moving end of the scissor lift. Also, that is probably far more extension for that number of stages than you should plan to actually make use of during competition.

We had it like that at first using just one inner slide, but it the plastic part would kind of get pulled out of the slide and get jammed, i guess maybe if we use 2 it wont do that. And we plan on replacing all the scissor lift parts with aluminum, adding another section, and not have it extend so much.