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Robot with Tracks

Hello, just a question to all who made a robot with the tamiya track set: did you implemented any kind of track tensioner? or just calculated the size and "stretch" it over the sprokets&wheels ?

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no need for a tensioner - I tried it and it creates too much drag. Just measure the final belt size and space the wheels.


What will work is a axel tensioner, but it really is overkill and with properly spaced wheels, the treads don't have a tendancy to slip off.

It is my experience that if you have a problem with tracks in general it will be that they are too hard "stretched".

Stretch till it feels firm & tight, fasten it, and it will naturally get a little loser, done :)