This might be insane, but since flywheel motors are almost guaranteed to overheat, what if you constructed a small tube, that slowly drips liquid nitrogen into the motor vent, and a very slow pace.
very cool idea, but who asked
you would never pass inspection.
any other questions?
Motors dont’ have vents.
This would most likely be a < S1> violation for being less tahn -300 F. Its clearly functional so < R12> violation, you could use the pneumatics system cooled down but as it warms up the pressure increases, which could lead to a < R17> violation.
In other words no.
What about if you did it outside of a match to cool your motors down in between matches? Then legality isn’t an issue, only feasibility.
I’d start taking bets on how long until the plastic starts to crack/shatter.
Treating the motor caseing to extreme temperatures could be a violation of R22 as the motor is an electrical component.
Lets not forget that super cooling the whole motor can cause moisture to condense onto it and could count as modifying the electronics physically as noted above. Quick swapping motors and storing them in a cooler will likely lead to said violation. However cooling the outside of them with canned air is pretty mainstream, and if you wanted to be advanced you could also cool the cartridge and inside of the motor housing as well. so that the electronics are unmodified but the physical housing is slightly cooler than it would otherwise be.
Also, just program smarter and build better. Don’t run your flywheel at full speed all the time. Reduce friction. Reduce complexity. Ramp up the speed right before a shot. Index into the flywheel with a greater speed. Reduce compression (but not too far)
Um are we going to talk about the cost?
Not too expensive if you have the equipment to store it:
Just be better and u dont need cooling methods
Turning off the motor when not in use could substitute for making such a complicated structure.
The ‘vents’ on the motor aren’t actually vents. They’re completely cosmetic. The motor casing is a full plastic shell.
I’m not sure that this is completely true; from my understanding, they do serve to increase the surface area of the motor, which does help to carry heat away from the internal motor more effectively.
But yeah, they aren’t nearly as effective as full vents would be, but those aren’t used for safety reasons.
I didn’t consider that, thanks for the info.
The cooler situation could be accomplished by using a mini fridge, a sick looking solution if you ask me.
Insane solution: chinapult
Con: not as cool as flywheel
But why? Why would you do that, why would you do any of that?
You could just… not?
Just use 2-3 motor flywheel instead of one. Overheating is less of a problem with that. Plus you get better cycle speed anyways. With 3 minutes of testing (we didn’t go any further) on a 2m flywheel we didn’t overheat and we shot the discs the whole time. probably a building issue on your part
TLDR; skill issue, don’t use literal liquid nitrogen for cooling down your motors.
This doesn’t work for people who are using 6 motor drives.