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  AM14U, 2014 KoP Chassis (am-2563)

Does not come with CIM motors

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Price: $559.00

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For more information on how to customize your AM14U drive chassis visit the AM14U home page

We are proud to present the AM One For You (AM14U) drive chassis system. This chassis is the same as the one in the 2014 FRC Kit of Parts. This product ships as an un-assembled kit.

It features 4" HiGrip Wheels, Toughbox Mini Gearboxes, and a Gates HTD Belts. This chassis DOES NOT include CIM motors.

Square Configuration:

If you would like to assemble the AM14U into a square, it can be done! Look in the files and documents tab for details about cut lengths to make this drive chassis. We reccomend cutting your cross braces approximately 1/2 inch short to satisfy 2014 rule <R3A> (the total length of the FRAME PERIMETER must not exceed 112 in.) to make it easier for you during inspection at your competitions. That way, you can still easily run 4" wheels as far out as possible utilizing existing mounting holes in the chassis. Cutting the plates down requires movement of the outermost axles. In the files and documents tab you will find a PDF that shows the hole locations to use for axles. This axle location change necessitates a different belt than the ones provided in the AM14U Kit. This 160 tooth belt is part am-2266.


Box Size: 5.5" x 6.5" x 33"
Weight: 22 lbs

Included Items:

Wheel Assembly Parts

6 - 4" HiGrip Wheels (am-2256)
2 - 500EX Hex Hub (am-2568)
4 - Gates HTD 15mm Wide 131T Belts (am-2571)
4 - Gates HTD 15mm Wide 170T Belts (am-2570)
16 - Pulley Half, 42 Tooth (2234-half)
48 - 10-24 x 1.25 Thread Forming Screws (am-1278)
8 - 1614ZZ Bearing (am-0209)
2 - FR8ZZ-Hex Bearing (am-0279)
TB Mini Housing (am-0650)
TB Mini Hex Output Shaft (am-2566)
TB Small Hex Shaft (am-0152)
TB Mini Gear Kit
Bearing Kit
CIM Hardware Kit
TB Hardware Kit

Chassis Frame Parts
AM14U Inner Plate (am-2567)
AM14U Outer Plate (am-2572)
AM14U Cross Brace Extrusion, 24.75" (am-2573)
500 Churro, 24.75"
500 Churro, 3.375"
Spacers and Screws

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 | Total Reviews: 8                   Write your own review!

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
oh so easy to build on. The previous poster wrong March 18, 2014
Reviewer: The Hemi from Michigan  
Team 3536 uses 2 pieces of 4 inch angle to create a spec ops rail. Our robot can swap out spec ops rail in 5 minutes.One piece of 1/8" aluminum plate for the belly pan and some rivets and you are ready to roll! Rookie teams can compete with a little creativity. We are thinking of buying another just to use as a trainer.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Not designed to build upon March 12, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Great Lakes  
As someone else mentioned, it was not designed to easily attach shooters, manipulators, etc.  

The vertical upper rails and the horizontal lower rails are not on the same level.. Why?  The top of the side rail is too narrow and the holes are tiny.  All of the rails are of a thinner gauge than previous materials.  Why wasn't it designed better?

So, what did we do?  We ended up taking the much stronger and more useful channel from earlier years and building a STURDY platform on top of the AM14U.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Nice idea but not as reusable as prior system February 18, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Pittsburgh area  
The team liked the way this system was assembled, but roundly dislike the fact that it is not nearly as reusable as the prior system. Our team has used the C-channel from prior chassis kits for all sorts of other robotics projects. The old rails lent themselves well to disassembly and reuse in other robots as mounting rails and frame parts. The chassis pieces in this new kit will probably never be anything other than a multi-wheeled robot chassis. Additionally, maintenance on this new system seems like it will take a lot longer, as more components are integrated into the frame.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Nice idea but needs work. February 18, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
It is impossible to remove the gear boxes once assembled.  There is no room to get any sort of hex wrench in between the frame and the wheel.  This requires you to take apart the entire side of the robot  if you need to do anything to the gear box.  We had an E-clip fail and it took me two hours to get it out, fixed and back in.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
AM14U Review February 5, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
I really liked the andymark KOP chassis this year--definitely an improvement over last year. The only things that were kind of annoying--firstly, if the flange length on the folds were bigger, that would be great. Our team has had to mount to wood underneath because the flanges are about a quarter inch too short to reliably take the weight of our manipulators. Also, I don't quite understand why the center rails need to be higher than the outside rails, it makes mounting anything across the chassis length difficult. Lastly, the ends of the chassis are slightly curved. If at all possible, a straight one would make this amazing for next year.

Nevertheless, this is a major improvement over the C-base. I'm glad that we can continue to rely on Andymark to provide quality products to FIRST teams.

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