U-Shaped Shooter Concept

Lately, I’ve been looking at all these designs and robots with curved launchers. I was wondering what would happen if you took a curved launchers and extended it, effectively making a U-shaped curved launcher. What would be the pros and cons of such a launcher?

… that already exists… it’s a 180 degree flywheel. Haven’t seen it as much, though it’s definitely popular

Pros: shoots farther, since it has more contact with the wheel.

Cons: slower cycle time, since the disc is touching the flywheel for longer.

We haven’t really tried one yet, so I don’t know how the two pros and cons balance out. I do believe there’s a thread somewhere comparing 0 degree, 90 degree, and 180 degree flywheels qualitatively, so you should look into that.