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Re: Whatever happened to...

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Originally Posted by sbrumbaugh View Post
We have used direct drive for the last several years. 1 Cim on a toughbox nano connected to our wheels for mecanum years and we used the Nano to drive our chain duening our last tank year. I don't like the idea of plastic in any way a part of our drivetrain, but i guess we don't have a choice if we want to continue our standard build practices. Thanks for the input all!

Stephan Brumbaugh
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Team Stealth 1802
From someone who used a lot of plastic gearbox housings over the years, before and after his time at AndyMark: You'll be pleasantly surprised. Other than making sure any thread locker used is safe for polycarbonate, I can't think of any operational change. (Better would be to use 10-32 screws with a nylon patch.)

Since they're the default option in an AM14U-series chassis I've probably seen thousands of Toughbox Minis in use, some in some really abusive applications, and I'm really struggling to remember a case where the plastic housing failed.
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2004-2006: FRC 1293 (D5 Robotics) - Student, Mentor, Coach
2007-2009: FRC 1618 (Capital Robotics) - Mentor, Coach
2009-2013: FRC 2815 (Los Pollos Locos) - Mentor, Coach - Palmetto '09, Peachtree '11, Palmetto '11, Palmetto '12
2010: FRC 1398 (Keenan Robo-Raiders) - Mentor - Palmetto '10
2014-2016: FRC 4901 (Garnet Squadron) - Co-Founder and Head Bot Coach - Orlando '14, SCRIW '16
2017: FRC 5402 (Iron Kings) - Mentor, Coach (oh, and I worked at AndyMark during this time)
2018-: FRC 1293 (Pandamaniacs) - Mentor

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