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Unread 01-18-2018, 09:54 AM
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Re: FRC 95 2018 Build Thread

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Originally Posted by JamesCH95 View Post
Thanks! You are correct, no drop. We used a flat 6wd last year and absolutely loved it, even geared for 17ft/s single-speed with 6 CIMs. We used Colson wheels, which have a nice rounded edges. I imagine using a flat 6WD with a wheel that has a sharp corner or flange, like a plaction or hi-grip, the edge might dig in and make turning awful.

Credit where it is due: 125 used a flat 6WD in 2014, which gave us confidence to try it, and the FRC Design Calculator Rev 0 was used to calculate turning FoS ahead of testing to make sure that we were not asking for the impossible.
So as a non-mechanical mentor, I didn't know about the FRC Design Calculator. In case there's anyone else looking for it, I think it's available here: https://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/papers/3292
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