Tray Won't Flip Out

My team put rubber bands on our tray, and it is just not flipping out really well. We think this might have to do with the position of the bands. Does anybody have any specific suggestions on what works best?

Pictures! Pictures would help a lot!

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I currently don’t have any pictures right now, but I can get them tomorrow or the day after that.

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what I’ve seen work is an X shaped banding as apposed to straight line banding. Straight line banding can slip and actually work against the deploy. Downside of X bracing is that it tends to eat up bands. It eats up alliance orange bands but the small, black, #32 that a team left in our room work fine.

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Try putting the bands on the bottom most part of the upper tray so that the majority of the tension is forcing the tray to expand. If you send pics I can mark where I am talking about for you.

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you can try the latex tubing that vex sells. Our team uses that for flipping out our tray. You can make them in shape of “x” or straight lien them.

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How stretched is it?

I would say its pretty stretchy when its applied to the tray. It’s pretty hard to break the tubing itself.

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We did an extending stacker a way to possibly help is make the intake mobile from the tray and make sue that your tray is structured well so that you can hold it up.

Thanks guys for all of your help. My team fixed it by having the arms of our intake lift it up a ways and then having the rubber bands do the rest.

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