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Thread: Team Coolspeedbot: first feather weight robot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocracoke View Post
    I think it works where it is but I would add potentially add a raised profile around the edge, so it has a tunnel around it leading to the link (doesn't have to be very tall, just thick I would think to be of benefit). That would help protect it I think.
    I don't think I know how to achieve it.

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    To do it you can just get another piece of hardox cut and bolt it on over the existing stuff. It would give that area much more strength, however would a raised profile not just give something for spinners to bite on?

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    however would a raised profile not just give something for spinners to bite on?
    Depends on how big the raised profile is and how thick the raise is. I don't think it'll provide that big a biting point for spinners to hit and if it does hit, without the raise, it could mean the difference between the link staying in and being ripped out.
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    The link looks fine where it is. A couple of options to try and prevent it popping out include putting a small hinged cover over the hole that you can swivel down once the link is in place, or even just covering the hole with a piece of duct tape. If you make the loop of wire on the link end out of stiffer wire or a long loop, you can also use that to push against the chassis somewhere inside so that it can't physically pop out.

    In all honesty, links popping out in smaller weightclass bots are few and far between. It seemed bad in RW Series 1/8 but people weren't as familiar with the shock forces going through heavyeweights then as it had been a decade since HW spinners last competed, so link mounting methods weren't perhaps as robust or well thought out as they could have been.
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    Ok thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll look at adding a cover to the hole it looks to be the most straight forward.

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