3476 Code Orange 3.7 lbs scaler

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Impressive! May I ask how the hook is raised? Is it a tape measure lift or some sort of pneumatic device? Or something else?

Does that weight also include the motor/gearbox?

yes, its 1 775 pro and a versa gearbox.

Very cool! How are you deploying the hook?

Stop by our pit. The students who designed it would love to explain it.

What gear ratio are you using?

I assume you mean Versaplanetary Gearbox?

If so, just a heads up, those things really like to explode under high loads. We love the VP’s, but we’ve blown up our fair share of them over the years…

Looks awesome.

-Mike

By the look and sound of it, I suspect a long, thin cylinder for delivering the hook.

Just replace the gearbox every match. :rolleyes:

Yeah Kevin keeps telling me this. We kept the spool diameter small to keep the gear ratio low. Saved a ton of weight too with a small spool

For those of us not going to St. Louis this year, some pictures would be nice. :smiley:

Here’s a video of our scale + shoot.

My two guesses are either constant force springs mounted at the top and pulling the bottom, or something like this but using a grippy wheel and friction on the rod. I am excited to check this out in a few days.