1/23/13 Edit: VEX has released the Versaplanetary User Manual please look over this before following these instructions.
We have received a lot of questions about our 1:1 Versaplanetary conversion. It really is a simple process, but we thought we would post some pictures to help teams out.
Disclaimer: We don’t work with and are not sponsored by VEX Robotics. None of this should be taken as official recommendations by VEX or Innovation FIRST Inc. So far this has worked for us; your mileage may vary.
|(Note: A normal 10:1 has a 1/2″ Hex output shaft. We are currently using it on our 3:1 so it’s pictured with the 8mm output shaft; they work the same)|
Break down of a planetary Gearbox.
|Sun Gear with male spline on the back|
3. Note the splines on the output shaft and on the ring gear are the same.
4. The motor input stage has a female spline that matches the output spline and the sun gear.
6. Mount the input stage to the output stage. Make sure the small little pins are aligned so all the bolts will align.
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