1 Motor Lift Vs 2 Motor Lift (discussion)

Hello Forum,
I’ve been doing a lot of surfing on the Vex Forum and I’m hearing a lot about using a 1 motor lift.
A two motor lift gives me more balance, speed, and torque. Why would I want a 1 motor lift?
This is, for all intents and purposes, a “change my mind” post.

The only reason for a one motor lift is because the other motor is needed elsewhere, which is a perfectly valid reason, as one v5 motors can power almost all lifts.

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Imo lifts absolutely should have 2, speed in the lifts is going to be of paramount importance this year

Six motor drive base is gonna be a necessity as well, though. The question is which need outweighs the other.

“Necessity” is highly debatable

For one 2 motor lifts do not naturally give more balance than 1 motor lifts. 1 motor lifts tend to be more balanced than 2 motor ones due to the necessity of powering the lift from the center and running shafts to the side of the lift. This is something that I combated in TP with my 2 motor DR4B, which was way too overpowered, and could have easily run on a single motor, and what @Connor capitalized on with his V5 lift bot.

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