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Karl
06-18-2001, 08:08 PM
So, my team has been toying with an idea for our robot that is theoretically foolproof, but has proved a bit of a practical challenge. Does any team out there know how one might construct a flux-capacitor to FIRST's specifications? Also, are there any ways imaginable that one could use the drill motors to propel a robot's chassis to, oh, say, 80-90 mph.?:D ;)

David Kelly
06-18-2001, 09:38 PM
The all mighty flux-capacitor. I've been trying to find a way to incorporate it on ours too.:D I don't think that there is a way to generate the 1.21 gigawatts that is necessary.

http://www.showtech.com/theme_parks/back_to_the_future/images/flux_capacitor.jpg

Clark Gilbert
06-18-2001, 09:43 PM
ADD A CVT!!!!

David Kelly
06-18-2001, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by Clark Gilbert
ADD A CVT!!!!


Whats CTV?:confused:

Joe Ross
06-19-2001, 08:56 AM
CVT stands for Constantly Variable Transmission. In the pre-season of 2000, a few technokats were bragging about the CVT that one of their engineers developed. It was supposed to help them get to the far wall faster than anyone else. It didn't get implemented in that year's robot, though, but they said watch for it in 2001.

I talked to Andy Baker about it, this year and he said that there were to many frictional losses to make it practical.

If the search of the old forums was working I could point you to the threads discussing it, which explain a lot more about it.

Brandon Martus
06-19-2001, 09:06 AM
Originally posted by Joe Ross
If the search of the old forums was working I could point you to the threads discussing it, which explain a lot more about it.

oops :D

yea, thats not my fault.
the server upgraded apache and messed up the configuration i think. ill fix.

[edit] all fixed.

Search: CVT (http://www.chiefdelphi.com/cgi/sform.pl?KEYWORDS=CVT&DAYS=)

Elgin Clock
06-22-2001, 04:25 PM
The new 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid gas-electric vehicle has a CVT. It's only abought $20,000 if you want to buy one and use the CVT off of it!!!:D I'm sure some teams could afford to buy one for parts!!!!

I'm also sure that FIRST will make an exception for the weight limit and the hardware involved if you tell them you got it off a marvel of technology known as the Hybrid Vehicle!!!!

:)