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Different Breaking System

Postby MoMoney$$$;)0) » January 30th, 2019, 5:15 pm

Hey guys,

I was wondering if there was another type of braking system out there, except for the wingnut breaking system? Thanks!

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Re: Different Breaking System

Postby shrewdPanther46 » January 30th, 2019, 5:37 pm

you could probably just use your hands, maybe a hammer if your build is sturdier... a hammer would be in fact be optimal for PLA devices

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Re: Different Breaking System

Postby MadCow2357 » January 30th, 2019, 8:46 pm

shrewdPanther46 wrote:you could probably just use your hands, maybe a hammer if your build is sturdier... a hammer would be in fact be optimal for PLA devices

Ummmmmm what..... Not sure if you read the person's post correctly...

MoMoney$$$;)0) wrote:Hey guys,

I was wondering if there was another type of braking system out there, except for the wingnut breaking system? Thanks!

Yes, you can use a string system, though a wingnut braking system is strongly recommended.
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Re: Different Breaking System

Postby Kai0721 » January 31st, 2019, 6:01 am

Yes, you can use a string system, though a wingnut braking system is strongly recommended.


Wouldn’t a string system not be legal because the breaking system must stop power to the motor.
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Re: Different Breaking System

Postby builder83 » January 31st, 2019, 7:30 am

Kai0721 wrote:
Yes, you can use a string system, though a wingnut braking system is strongly recommended.


Wouldn’t a string system not be legal because the breaking system must stop power to the motor.


You would still need a wingnut of sorts to toggle a switch. The cool thing about a string brake is it locks all 4 wheels. I have never figured it out but might be a solution to help skidding vehicles? Curious if anybody has tried this. I wish the rules would allow you to use battery power for brake system.

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Re: Different Breaking System

Postby MadCow2357 » January 31st, 2019, 8:36 am

Kai0721 wrote:
Yes, you can use a string system, though a wingnut braking system is strongly recommended.


Wouldn’t a string system not be legal because the breaking system must stop power to the motor.

That is true, a normal string system would not be able to stop the motor. However, you could implement some type of mechanism to be mounted on the spring and activate a switch as it passes by. Haven't tried it myself, but the theory should work.
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Re: Different Breaking System

Postby Tendan » February 4th, 2019, 5:38 pm

You can wire the buggy so that a wire runs from the normally open side of the limit/micro switch to the negative wire coming from the motor. This causes the motor to resist rotation after the switch is flipped. This helps a considerable amount in braking if the motor free-wheels after the buggy brakes. You would do this in addition to a normal wingnut brake.

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Re: Different Breaking System

Postby MadCow2357 » February 12th, 2019, 1:07 pm

shrewdPanther46 wrote:you could probably just use your hands, maybe a hammer if your build is sturdier... a hammer would be in fact be optimal for PLA devices

Oh haha I just got the joke I'm so stupid lmao. "breaking" system
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