is this method of hanging consistent and reliable for you? earlier in the season (November-ish) my team had used a similar method for low hanging. after about 2 weeks or so, our 2 double acting pistons broke under all the stress from hanging. and what is the pressure you guys are pumping to?
Neither of my robots that low hanged with pistons. One robot from July and one from February had any issues with bending the pistons. Its all about keeping the force parallel to the piston so it doesn’t bend it.
Well, at the start we didn’t know there was a limit so we pumped till 240psi >< then after a while we realized that there was a limit, we did 110 but had to use 4 pistons instead. All eventually broke so now we are using transmission. BTW how heavy is your bot?
only our hanging pistons broke due to the air pressure and the weigh of the robot. but it didn’t break spontaneously, like the rod flys out or something like that. we noticed that after about 30ish hangs the pistons started to not extend the full 2" and eventually stopped moving at all.