This site is promote the idea of a modular arena. An 8 x 8 Arena could form the basis of a local Ant to 12lber Competition and that 2 or more arenas could be fitted together to build 12 x
12, 12 x 16 and finally a 16 x 16 arena big and strong enough to host Light and perhaps even Middleweight bots.
The arena would be based on Modular Walls, Floor Panels, Roof Trusses.
The wall would be designed to
hold a minimum of 1/4" Lexan all the way up to 2 x 0.5" panels. Floor Panels would have room to accommodate Pits or other hazards as desired. Roof trusses would be designed to be able to span a maximum of 16
feet whilst carrying ply roof panels, lights, shrapnel blankets etc.
A target assembly time of 2 hours would allow quick set up and knock downs whist a maximum panel or spar length of about 8ft would ease transport
Is there a pressing reason to keep panel size to a maximum of 8 x 4? Is this a standard Pickup or Van Bed size?
What would be a practical maximum weight per section?
What tube sections and tube wall thickness would be required?
What grade of steel would be best from a strength/welding/cost point of view?