This it the tread for 1024… it runs so smoooooth…
so how did u make that? that is soo smooth
I am blown away by how awesome that looks. this year’s our first attempt at using tracks, so I can safely say it’s not nearly as great-looking as that beauty~! Good job!
It’s difficult to see in the picture if those timing belts have a centering bar down the middle that rides in a groove on your timing pulleys. Do they?
If not, what keeps the timing belt from “walking” off its drive pulleys laterally when misaligned or while turning?
It does have a centering track that rides in a groove in the pulleys… we got the tracks from brecoflex…
we used the tracks themselves last year with a different frame and we happy with them… they did suck a lot of power though… so we wnet with this frame design and better bearings…
The wheels are made on a rapid prototyper out of abs plastic…
I have to say, that is one of the nicest tread design systems I have seen in recent years, congrats!
nice work! how many pieces is it total? i count 10…
The hubs for the wheels are pretty complex… a few kids spent weeks on a lathe… but the bearing fit perfectly and it is all very solid…
I would say 20 - 30 parts total… I am sure we will use these for years…
Nice work guys I can’t wait to see those in action, they look beautiful. :]
w00t mad props to me for the wheels
can you guys go up the 6in step with them?
yea we have a wheelie bar too so we dont tip over
This is a great looking tread system. The adjustment mechanism in the front looks user-friendly. The slight “bow” in the bottom will save you from throwing treads. You Kil-a-Bytes really did your homework on this elegant design.
These guys were Rookie All-Stars in St. Louis last year, and St. Louis had many great rookies. They look to be a formidable contender in 2004.
thanks andy that means alot coming from you thx to the technokats for helping us get started. you should see the drive train we “tried” to build
that will be fun to run into! :ahh:
Sweet looking tread system. SPAM has been building treaded 'bots for five years now. This is one nice design.
Wow, I hope I get to see that in action some time this year…our tracks don’t look nearly as sweet as that…something to aspire to though.