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01-05-2006, 10:50 PM #1
Shuttlecock serve machines?
Hi, did anyone see some shuttlecock serve machines? I saw the machines which are used to serve in tennis and pingpong, but never see the familar machine on the badminton court. If there's no such a machine for now, why there's no manufacturer make it?
I think a good serve machine might be very useful to provide a tough training for a single person. Also, if it's computer-controlled, the training should be perfect if the coach is in holiday!
Does anyone have any idea about this casual question?
01-06-2006, 06:22 AM #2
Im just trying to think how this would actaully work lol, i mean its easy for launching tennis balls since they only require two rollers to be spinning at high speed and balls drop in. But a shuttle is such an odd shape.. my initial ideas were launching them from a tube with some kind of gas powered valve. Or simply have a mech arm constantly swinging with a shuttle feeder lol.
01-06-2006, 06:31 AM #3
i think it would definitely have to be an arm being swung mechanically - using gas power wuold be complicated because of the structure / nature of shuttles...
also if you use and arm and a racquet it would be a better simulation, and you wouldnt have to worry too much about how damaged the shuttles are..
one problem - i don't think mechanical arms are at a standard where the necessary racquet head speed can be generated...
01-06-2006, 08:27 AM #4
Its so complicated to make a shuttle launching system, thats probably why no companies actaulyl attempted it. I mean how much would they sell it for? No ones going to pay alot for it.
01-07-2006, 05:02 AM #5
Hang a tube which contains shuttlecocks, use a switch on it's bottom to drop the shuttlecocks. Then trigger a power motor to swing the racket to hit it. I guess the whole system must be controlled by computer to keep high accuracy. Does it work?
01-07-2006, 07:17 AM #6
They already exist...how do you think companies test the shuttles they've made? Unfortunately they're too big/expensive for the kind of use you're thinking of.
01-07-2006, 04:06 PM #7
01-07-2006, 04:18 PM #8
This topic has been talked about many times in previous threads. Please do a search. Thank you.
01-07-2006, 08:41 PM #9
Oh...The machine doesn't look elegant...there's no swinging racket as I imagined.
Hi Pete, sorry for raise this repeated question. It just suddenly appeared in my mind when I saw my coach had been doing multi feed too much.
01-08-2006, 03:59 AM #10
01-08-2006, 01:35 PM #11
Originally Posted by qqsu_azure
Having a racquet swing at the shuttle in fact would be the "not elegant" design. There's no need for such complexity because controlling the timing and angular velocity would take a lot of sensors and embedded software. Using compress air or a hydralic ram would be much more elegant from an engineering standpoint.
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