How many bearing flats are on your robot?

  • 0-10
  • 11-20
  • 21-30
  • 31-40
  • 41-50

0 voters

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Not as many as should be on my robot.

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Same

Twenty characters

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Enough.

More than that poll
Lots more
So many that I keep running out of spacers

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After a quick count from memory, I believe the number comes out to be around 80.

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Do you use the bearing flat pins? Like the black pieces that hold them to metal? Or just the screws?

There are never enough bearing flats.

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If you can count the number of bearing flats on your robot just by looking, you’re not using enough.

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These are generally never used on competition robots. They are sometimes used for prototyping and classroom/educational use.

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Today’s lesson: Bearing flat pins

Ok class, this is a bearing flat pin. It’s not very strong and will leave wiggle room if used incorrectly. Never use them.

Class dismissed

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We have seen very good results with them to reduce weight of components, and they have been fairly strong, we don’t use them for places that need a lot of strength, but they are nice and low profile

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Nylon screws and nuts are better.

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Petition to add ‘Too Many’ as an option to a new poll?

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Better question: What IS a bearing flat?

Oh no…

A bearing flat is a small plastic part than is perfectly sized to allow VEX shafts and screws to free-spin without rubbing against other metal.

Generally, they are vital to making a good robot.

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bearing flats, or flat bearings, are used to keep an axel from having too much friction by making the axel go through a circle hole rather than a square one (only used in VRC, and not IQ)

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We just put them through the C channels. I have never used one of these.
For a while I thought they were field parts.

Bro use them anywhere you have an axle

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The basics of building are why our organization always has our new teams build the V5 clawbot, and sometimes the current season’s trainer build (the so-called hero-bot). By building these trainers, you learn the basics of good-quality VEX construction prior to beginning design & build.

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