6@D chassis idea I had. Any comments/improvements would be appreciated.
Wheel are null. I am currently designing a wheel. Until that is done those wheels are the to take up space.
AM SS for the gear boxes.
2 Sidecars just to show they can fit.
The battery would be kept in by a strap the goes over the top.
It weighs a whoping 59 lbs with all the electronics shown.
The vertical supports in the rear of the frame can be reduced/ be placed in larger increments depending on what goes on top. Also, based on the game, you’d always have the chance of removing the front cross rail and replacing it with an opening.
EricH suggested 1/8" wall tubing, but this was when Rion had a single tier frame (no vertical supports and no top half) so would 1/16" wall be sufficient in this two tier frame?(vertical supports with top half)
I would definitely keep 1/8" wall for the outside perimeter, and I would question the need for that upper deck. I like the battery box. You may consider flipping the battery around, and putting a mounting tab to hard mount the Anderson Powerpole connector to the box.
Having the middle wheel could be useful for games with ramps, such as 2006. 696 did a design similar to this, and it allowed them to use 3.5" wheels and have only 3/16" ground clearance, and still negotiate the ramp without high centering.
Very interesting. I knew the cRio could take a hit, but that’s unbelievable.
I would have no concerns about moving your cRio. Just make sure it’s easy to access.
You’d be safe using 50 lb/ft^3 density for your wood panel. Aluminum is about 3 times that (I just looked up the densities for for particle board and 6061 aluminum for these numbers). http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/wood-density-d_40.html has a list of densities for various types of wood.
You can. I forget how, but you can. And if wood isn’t an option, then I just lost respect for Inventor. You go into the properties, and pick your type of wood–pine or oak should do the trick. (It doesn’t have “wood” as an option because every wood is a different type of wood, and has a different density.)