You don't, but the washer lessens the pressure on the wood at the loading block.
Oh sorry, I meant the attachment base, not the loading block.The washer should go on the top of the wood loading block to keep the eye bolt from indenting the block as the contest goes on.
The limit is going to depend on the design, but pretty much as fast as it'll flow. You want to ease it open to get a little "settling" weight in- maybe a kilo, then smoothly open up to full flow. All I've seen use a 5 gal water jug as a hopper, so max flow rate is what'll run out the neck. As I noted in my last post, the one we used at State was on the order of 10 seconds. The type of mechanism used to hold the sand back/let it flow can either allow that "full" flow rate, or reduce it somewhat. Full flow is on the order of 10 sec with ....normal "sandbox" sand.So this is of topic but what is a good amount of time to spend loading(auto)?
I don't have time to chase down this morning, but I believe I've seen plans on-line- a little searching might turn something up. There are certainly a lot of videos out there where you can see overall design, which is pretty straightforward. Key is getting details on open/shut mechanism...Does anyone have plans for, or know a link for plans to building an Auto-Loader? I'd love to build one for our team to test with.
For Division BSo what do you guys think the scoring ranges will be at Nats for 1-6, 7-10, and 11-20?
EDIT: Division B and Division C
Daniel Wright got a score of 2001. I heard them.Daniel Wright won Division B. Guessing they got around 2000 since they got that at states. Anyone have results for top scores?
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