@RaisingHails Our team is using one V5 200 RPM motor to spin a single flywheel using two traction wheels. It's geared at 15:1. My question for you flywheel experts is whether or not the V5 motor can withstand spinning full speed for the entire 1:45 of a match or if we should be trying to reduce motor effort between shots. Let's assume that we have a decent build with minimal friction.
I would stick to the 200 RPM flywheel with a 15:1 gear ratio. My team uses that and we hit 170 rpm on the motor with it. Keep in mind, we went through to ensure there was little to no friction, and utilized physics to our advantage. Now, I can't say how our flywheel motor stays at this rpm, but here's a hint (F=ma).... Maybe when we approach worlds we will reveal how we got the flywheel to spin so fast with only one motor, we can almost shoot the high flags across the field and we can hit the middle ones from the far back. Keep in mind, compression has to be perfect, even if you have a fast flywheel, the ball won't travel if the rotational force isn't evenly applied to the ball.