Just a reminder that at least the Astronaut minifigure is on the legal parts list. This is a game changer.
My favourite new product!
Quick question about the new 4" Antistatic wheels:
For the old 4" omni wheels, the actual diameter of them was closer to 4.125". Is this the same for these, or do these have an actual diameter of 4"?
I would hope it is the same diameter as the old ones. Is the cad out for the new wheels?
Quick heads up to people wondering: I’ve gotten my hands on them, and it appears the traction that both of these new wheels offer is comparable to the traction of the old 3.25” wheels.
So are you saying that these wheels have worse traction compared to the old 4" omnis? So is there truly any benifit from the old 4" omnis to these new ones?
The mounting holes seem really nice, and the anti-static sounds like it would be nice.
yes, the traction is worse. However, they appear to be the same width as the old 3.25”s, meaning that building drivetrains within a 3 hole gap is now a lot easier with 4” wheels. The new 4”s also have nice mounting holes that you can screw gears into, which will help eliminate slop in your drivetrain.
key word “sounds”
mmmm mounting holes
I’m trying to decide whether or not to buy these for next season. The way the spokes are on these looks a little flimsy. Do they feel flimsy at all? Not asking you to do any stress tests or anything fancy, just say if you think they feel flimsier than the old 4" ones. As someone who has broken a 4" wheel, I don’t want to buy them if they are any weaker than the old ones.
Thanks so much.
I haven’t felt the new 4”s yet, only the new 3.25”s from the exp kits. but judging based on the pictures the new 4” are, as I said, basically larger versions of the new 3.25”s. the new 3.25”s that I was able to get my hands on did feel very rigid, and they look solid; the last of my concerns with these new wheels is them breaking. I know I want to use the new wheels very badly and will probably use them next season if they aren’t already being forced.
sorry to necro, but has anyone heard anything on when these will arrive? My team and I have a large order of parts meant to be used for our worlds robots currently on hold due to these products, and I’m concerned they wont arrive with enough time for us to complete our robots using these parts.
I would recommend you call VEX. They will tell you an estimate on lead times and might be able to split up your order to have the in stock items ship now and the others ship later
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