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Unread 03-08-2010, 12:07 PM
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Re: Best 2010 Lifter

When we go to lock on to the tower we have two pins that are pulled and extend our supports that touch the vertical supports of the tower, that is the first sound you hear. Then our two hooks slam on to the horizontal support and then falls into place. At that point any one that can lift off the horizontal bars of the tower can begin hooking on to us at the same time we lift.

Our structure is made out of 1.5" diameter tube with 0.083" wall thickness, we currently have vertical pole and have talk about having vertical lifter on us. Our only concern is the torque that would be applied to our vertical supports and whether or not it could handle it. With a 24" arm and a 150 lb robot the torque we would see on our vertical supports would be some where around 3600 in*lbs. We are going to test that in a controlled environment before trying it on the field.

I will try to do my best to get some action shot and maybe even some videos posted some time this week.

-Clinton-
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