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Old 12-03-2019, 12:20 AM
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Default Disc throwing robot a possibility?

Was brought up by tylerc in a different thread.
There are automatic pitching machines, golf swing replicators, etc to try out different gear and equipment. What would a disc throwing machine/lever look like, and would it really be possible without damaging the disc? Feel like this could be a really cool topic for the creative and technical type


I feel this could be really useful for testing out discs without any bias. A machine that throws all discs the same without varying nose angles/spin rates/speeds, and could be used to make flight charts/for manufactures to refine molds/determine exact flight tendencies/etc
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Old 12-03-2019, 01:07 AM
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I've often wondered then same thing. I guess I thought maybe companies had such a machine already.
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Old 12-03-2019, 01:31 AM
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Unless someone threw the same as the robot, the discs will still fly differently for different people.

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Iīm sure Grant Imahara from Mythbusters could build one

And i think PDGA should have one so THEY could set the flight numbers for a disc at the approval stage

Test the disc at "pro arm speed" and lets say two slower arm speeds

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Unless someone threw the same as the robot, the discs will still fly differently for different people.
Sure. But you could finally have objective, brand to brand analysis of flight numbers. Which would be cool.

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Bowling does it.....https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oX5H1U46WGc
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This is for ultimate discs but something like this could easily be turned into a golf disc launcher. You need to get more power into it obviously but the way they have the tilt system set up would be great for nose angle testing and you could make the top rotate for hyzer/anhy angles.

There are several different kinds of these on youtube.

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Sure. But you could finally have objective, brand to brand analysis of flight numbers. Which would be cool.
Fine. But they would have to do it for each disc individually depending on plastic type, dome, PLH, etc.
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Fine. But they would have to do it for each disc individually depending on plastic type, dome, PLH, etc.
But that is a problem today, i feel like sometimes even the Discs Measurement is of from what the PDGA gives a disc.
For an example PDGA have the Undertaker at Rim with 1,9cm. . .i have 10 Undertakers, non are even close to 1,9cm

If i had unlimited funds and a discstore. . . the dream would be to have a "throwing robot" with adjustable throwing speed and angle.

So if a customer walked in i could measure his/her armspeed the set the robot to that speed and test discs for that customer at a perfect angle and speed . .

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