Sideways RCX

I decided to see if mounting the RCX sideways would offer any advantage.

Front Quarter

View of the chassis. Bigger...

Side View

From the side. Bigger...

Bottom View

From the bottom. Bigger...

Bottom View

From the bottom, showing structure. Bigger...

Bottom View

Better view of the structure. Bigger...

Top View

Top view, no motors and no RCX. Bigger...

Back Quarter

Back Quarter view, with the motors in place. Bigger...

Reinforcement

Closeup of the reinforcement. You can see the green cross members running vertically. These keep the front plough together. Bigger...

Assembled View

Here it is fully assembled. I added a cover to prevent the switches from being pressed accidentally. Bigger...

Assembled Other Side

A view from the other side. Bigger...

Back

Assembled view from the back. You can see the black horizontal bar which keeps the wires tidy. Bigger...

In the end, the only advantage that I found with the sideways mounted RCX was a slightly lower center of gravity.

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