Are you actually only allowed to use 8 motors for V5?

  1. 8 months ago

    7517j

    13 Mar 2018 Pillow on my bed 7517J

    When i told my friends about the 8 motor only rule they didn't believe me. I just wanted to confirm that it is true. (I cant find the thread that says 8 motors only) Thanks in advance.

  2. Edited 8 months ago by AmbiguousKoala

    Yes, they have 2-2.5x the strength. Here is more information
    Motor Details
    Using this game as an example, there are many teams with something similar to 6 motor drive trains, 2 motor goal lifts, 2 motor lifts, 1 motor translational lifts, and 1 motor intakes. Applying the new motors, it would be feasible to make a 4 motor drive train, 1 motor goal lift, 1 motor main lift, 1 motor translational, and still have 1 motor for the intake. This still have more strength throughout the robot! Teams may still look for less subsystems, or ways to make passive intakes.
    Edited because I said the wrong thing

  3. MayorMonty

    13 Mar 2018 Greenville, SC 3796B

    @Imperius Yes, they have 1.5x the strength so it makes sense.
    (8*1.5=12)

    I've heard that it's closer to 2-2.5x? What's accurate?

  4. 536Mentor

    13 Mar 2018 Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Appleton, WI 536
    Edited 8 months ago by 536Mentor

    Paul Capioli stated the 8 motor restriction during the Cortex > V5 transition in the following thread.

    link text

  5. Mystellianne

    13 Mar 2018 Miami, Florida 4411S

    @MayorMonty I've heard that it's closer to 2-2.5x? What's accurate?

    The current 393 motors run at 4 watts. V5 motors will run at 10. This equates to 2.5x power. We’ll have to see for sure though once we actually get our hands on the motors. I’ll probably be doing my numbers using 2x just to be safe.

  6. kypyro

    13 Mar 2018 V5 Beta Tester Central Kentucky

    @Mystellianne The current 393 motors run at 4 watts. V5 motors will run at 10. This equates to 2.5x power. We’ll have to see for sure though once we actually get our hands on the motors. I’ll probably be doing my numbers using 2x just to be safe.

    2.5x is reasonable; believable. You are definitely safe using your 2x number.

 

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