Customs: Masterpiece Knees

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  1. Jaicen

    Jaicen Well-Known Member

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    This is a continuation from my previous thread about using styrene for knees.
    I'm about to build the knee joints for my 1/24 scale project. When I made the prototype legs, I used a double knee joint in an attempt at squeezing out the maximum posability.
    However, i'm starting to wonder if that's actually necessary, and perhaps a single leg joint would work better, and be more stable. A single joint will give me around 80 degrees of bend, can't imagine needing any more.
    Can anybody suggest a reason to go for double jointed knees?
     
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    Bigbot3030 Well-Known Member

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    the only reson is for more freedom of movement. If your bot doesn't allow more than that don't do it. It adds anouther joint that makes things more wobbly and weaker.

    but don't count it out for future projects! It's just most robots are more bulky, and wouldn't benefit from the extra articulation.

    Randy!
     
  3. Jaicen

    Jaicen Well-Known Member

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    For the record, I think i'm going with a single point of articulation on the knee, the prototype was just way too tall with that design.
     

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