I had an Idea for a hovering batlebot. I don’t know if it will work, but I thought I would cad it up quick to see if it would at least make weight.
The idea is that the centrifugal air is used to propel it around the arena. The black shield stays stationary in reference to the direction you wish to travel, but everything else spins.
There are a number of possible problems with this design, and a few are listed below.
- The outer shell is spinning so fast that the 3 air holes are too small.
- The robot is so easy to push (like a puck on an air hockey table) that it can not bite in to the opponent.
- It can’t generate enough static pressure to hover.
- It won’t have enough battery to stay up for any period of time.
Why would I do it like this? One brushless motor does everything, the weapon and the drive train. (Well, the shield has to be controlled, but that will require almost no force.) In addition, it has all of its mass in the weapon. However, unlike Gyroking (or any meltybot) it does not need to maintain floor traction, and it does not need to have precise gyroscopic timing.