This Hook Kit paired with our structure kit, provides a passive means for a robot to hang on the Low Rung or Mid Rung. No motors or air cylinders are required for those sweet sweet end-game points! This hook kit contains four polycarbonate hooks, surgical tubing for spring force, and the perfect quantity of hardware to mount these hooks together and to a structure kit.
The surgical tubing provides tension on the hooks keeping them within the starting configuration size, and after deploying holds them in position. When the end game rolls around, drive into the Low Rung with the low hook for a Low Rung hang or drive the hook flats into the Low Rung to toggle them into their second position for a Mid Rung Hang! Pay close attention to your weight distribution when considering this hook kit. Unbalanced robots which are suspended, may come to rest on the floor and not receive end-game points.
For mounting these hooks in the perfect location to suspend, we recommend or Passing Hanger Structure Kit (am-4690). This structure kit creates an A-frame-style structure to secure the hooks in space and ties the frame to the AM14U5 or AM14U4. This structure kit is designed with the long configuration in mind as that's the most commonly seen. If you are using a wider style chassis, longer churro than what is provided will be needed, and some cuts will be different.