The use of “wings” within the 36” expansion limit

My team qualified for worlds yesterday so I’ve been obsessing over optimal designs for the typical meta slave robot (holds 2-3 mogos, front to back ring conveyor, one lift). Some of these bots have flip out mechanisms (wings) that use pistons to flip out arms on either side of the robot that hook under the neutral goals in auton so they can quickly drag two goals back with them. My question is if teams struggle to get these to fit within the 36” expansion limit (especially diagonally) and if so, what tips do you have to keep them within the size limit.

I imagine the optimal length for wings is to push the expansion limit as much as possible, but without going over. Only tip I can think of to keep them within the size is to make them shorter until they do.


Fair enough (20 Char)