@Jarred Hey guys. We tore down the robot today and thought about how the robot is too slow from what we'd like. We plan on having a gear ratio for speed. Possibly 3:1? My question is whether it would be better to use two 2 wire 393 motors at a speed ratio, or three 3 wire 269 motors at a speed ratio.
Thanks in advance :D
I would personally use the full 10 motor limit. For our robot this year, we are using 6 motors internally geared for speed (1.6:1) on the drive, 2 motors geared 1:5 on the lift, and 2 motors on the intake (1:1). These are all 393 motors.
3:1 is a little to fast for this game. It is true you need speed to get around and score fast, but if you die in the first 30 seconds of the match because of motor overheating, that is not good. I would stick with 2:1 max. 1.6:1 is pretty close to a 2:1 ratio, so that might be a good option.
I would only use 393 motors on the drive, or lift. You don't really need 393 motors on the intake. 269's will work fine. Why would you only use 2-3 motors for your drive? That does not give you a lot of torque. I would at least stick 4 motors on the drive. That leaves you 6 more motors for your lift and intake.
We might end up having an 8 motor drive by the end of the year, but we will see what happens tomorrow :)
I'm always glad to help fellow IN teams ;)