The shot in the video was taken from 22 feet away, about the distance required to shoot from the outer works. And for anybody wondering, the name “Asset 003” was derived from the part number we gave the shooter in CAD.
Actually Michael the shooter prototype they are running is very accurate. The base that the prototype is mounted to is slightly uneven and tends to wobble and the slightest degree difference will mess up the shot. Because it shoots pretty much a straight linear shot, wherever it is aiming it is going to hit. This was just one of the cooler shots that they made with it. I have been browsing other videos around and it is by far the hardest most linear shot that I have seen, and the distance shot from is pretty far too.
From the low bar DEFENSE it is roughly 18-19 feet. So 22 feet at max motor speed & battery would give them margin of control, meaning that as the battery drains down they can still make the 18-19 foot shot at the end of the match.
Though I call shenanigans until the shooter itself is in the camera view ;). With shooters, the devil is always in the details and not the over-arching design.
Great work by the entire Sanger Rookie team to work through over 20 different designs and layouts for the mechanism before optimizing this one. Look for Video #2 coming out soon to address some of the questions on accuracy.