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Thread: Gunblade Build Diary - FW spinner

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    Is a chain drive or belt drive better for a featherweight horizontal? I've seen chain drive on some American robots.
    Belt. Easily, it'll slip on excessive torque and not snap like a chain might I'd imagine.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Lafiel, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

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    My understanding from other people's spinners is that you have to have some give in the system, so if you use a non-flexible drive from the motor to the spinner (chains or gears) you have to include a clutch/torque limiter somewhere or you risk destroying your motor or transmission. So a belt isn't essential but it seems much easier!

    Edit: Also, good luck!

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    Looks neat. How do you add the grub screws to the wheels though? Do you cut a circle of HDPE and then lathe down to create a hub as part of the wheel so that you can drill that for the screw?
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Lafiel, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

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    I'd recommend that.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Lafiel, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

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    Ocracoke's Avatar
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    Looks good, better than the outlining I did for my robots :P How thick is the base?
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Lafiel, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

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