Hi! I’m the fabrication/mechanical design lead for team 6658. I’m ordering falcons for the first time for our team to test them in the offseason and get a hang for them before next build season but I’m unsure as too what pinions/gears i need to order along with them as they have a spline shaft rather than a keyed one. If someone could help me out that’d be great!
ThriftyBot sells a replacement shaft that mimics a CIM output.
Andy Mark sells a Falcon conversion kit for the kit bot. Also whatever planetary gear boxes you use typically have a falcon option as well. Vex has a Falcon spline to Hex adapter that would allow you to run pulleys. Be careful on the mounting bolts for the falcon as our team has used the wrong bolts (too long) a couple of times which will keep the Falcon from turning.
Vex sells a number of Falcon accessories for various interfaces, including:
- A falcon spline to 1/2" thunderhex adapter
Falcon Spline to 1/2" ThunderHex Adapter - VEX Robotics
- 20 DP pinions in a variety of tooth counts
20 DP Motor Pinions (20 Choices) - VEX Robotics
- 16T GT2 pulley
GT2 Timing Pulleys (8 Choices) - VEX Robotics
- Versaplanetary coupler
VersaPlanetary Motor Couplers - VEX Robotics
- Falcon shaft spacers
Falcon Motor Spacer Pack - VEX Robotics
- Spline inserts for 3D prints
Inserts for 3D Printed Parts - VEX Robotics
I’ve also had success 3D printing the spline profile directly into pulleys in low torque applications.