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Spikey
02-22-2004, 07:02 PM
We all know those who hang are reaching 12 feet into the air, but what is the highest point on your robot when you are hanging?
For us it is rather scary, when we are at the top of the bar we reach 22ft into the air!! How high do your robots go.

jacob_dilles
02-22-2004, 07:04 PM
at first we were 3 or 4 feet above the bar, but with a couple minutes and a sawzall we are about 2" above it.

Spikey
02-22-2004, 07:57 PM
Do you have anyway of maneuvering yourself on the bar, IE swinging or a wheel that moves you from side to side.

edomus
02-22-2004, 07:58 PM
We all know those who hang are reaching 12 feet into the air, but what is the highest point on your robot when you are hanging?
For us it is rather scary, when we are at the top of the bar we reach 22ft into the air!! How high do your robots go.

isnt it 10 feet from the platform?

jacob_dilles
02-22-2004, 07:59 PM
nope lol its pretty simple. there are 2 aluminum hooks that stick up past the top of our lift. we hook on and power the van door motor. where ever we are we are. i guess we could use our ball flippers to shift the center of gravity, causing us to swing, i hadnt thought about it. what would the benifit be?

Spikey
02-22-2004, 09:06 PM
isnt it 10 feet from the platform?
I'm not sure, it could be 12, because when our robot is fulling hanging a 5 foot 9 inch person can walk under it. Are robot is all most 5 feet tall when starting, and when it hangs from the bar, our (arm) sticks up to 22 feet in the air above the ground.;)

Joe Ross
02-22-2004, 09:58 PM
We can stick up by as much as 3 feet above the bar when hanging.

blindguyinanorg
02-22-2004, 10:05 PM
We all know those who hang are reaching 12 feet into the air, but what is the highest point on your robot when you are hanging?
For us it is rather scary, when we are at the top of the bar we reach 22ft into the air!! How high do your robots go.

the bar is defently 10 feet off the ground, and 9 feet off the platform why would you be reaching 12 feet in the air. 22ft is rediculus what purpose could that possable serve???

Elgin Clock
02-22-2004, 10:26 PM
We stick up above the bar as we are hanging by only 1.5" at the most I believe.
:D

You may want to rethink that 22' mark.. Certain fields in certain arena's may not be able to accomodate that reach.
Just a thought..

blindguyinanorg
02-22-2004, 10:27 PM
could you post a pic i want to see a robot with a 22' arm thats not tipping over

maybe you ment 22 inches???

Max Lobovsky
02-22-2004, 10:49 PM
I think he meant a total of 22 ft in the air. Even that doesnt make too much sense, you could have a 12 foot arm and winch yourself all the way to the top, but why winch so high and why have such a long arm? Also, why is everyone at least 12 feet in the air who hangs? If you have a hook you could just be the width of the hook (<1" for us) above the bar.

Pierson
02-22-2004, 11:57 PM
Probably the reason for 3-4 feet above the bar is so that your robot can reach the bar either from the 6" platform or from the ground.

deltacoder1020
02-23-2004, 12:07 AM
yeah, but getting a full twelve feet above the bar? seems like overkill and an excuse to have your robot tip over and/or fall.

WernerNYK
02-23-2004, 02:28 AM
Just 22 feet?? Pshhaw, we can get FIFTY-two ;)

Spikey
02-23-2004, 05:13 PM
yeah, but getting a full twelve feet above the bar? seems like overkill and an excuse to have your robot tip over and/or fall.
Believe me, once we are hanging that extension of the bar helps a lot for another purpose, wink double;) :ahh: :yikes:

blindguyinanorg
02-23-2004, 10:50 PM

Max Lobovsky
02-23-2004, 10:56 PM
Believe me, once we are hanging that extension of the bar helps a lot for another purpose, wink double;) :ahh: :yikes:
Are you the team with the pictures up somewhere of decapping the stationary goals while hanging?

Ben.V.293
02-23-2004, 11:15 PM
nope. we are not. i am on the same team as spikey. beleive me, we can do much more usefull things while hanging than just uncap the goal. wink wink. and yes, our arms to go to 22 feet off the ground. think for a while and you'll get it

abeD
02-23-2004, 11:19 PM
Maybe block the sides or something and not allow any traffic?

ngreen
02-23-2004, 11:33 PM
Tip sideways on the bar near enough to the refs and scoring table to scare them while in the meantime you pull off your evil plan. Me knoweth your evil plans but I dareth not to repeateth them. Half of 24 is 12. If you tip sideways you could go 10 feet out of the arena. That doesn't seem safe to me. So be careful, and make sure you are supported well while in the air. *Go in hides in corner where their arm can't get me.*

blindguyinanorg
02-24-2004, 05:49 AM
its not like any of us can copy you now. please enlighten those of use who will ever see it

Spikey
02-24-2004, 10:37 PM
You have asked and will receive, for a larger pic, visit the gallery. While the arms are not extended upwards you can see their evil intent;) :ahh: :yikes:

blindguyinanorg
02-24-2004, 10:49 PM
so its 22 feet in the air after your robot is raised, thats more logical.

OneAngryDaisy
02-24-2004, 11:57 PM
Yep, there are huge advantages to having a long arm.. you can hang from the side and uncap balls from the bar.. believe me, we know, and ours is only a measly 4.1 pounds (with motor included)

its not like any of us can copy you now. please enlighten those of use who will ever see it

Here are two very short videos revealing our arm.