So I have asked before about whether or not a 2 motor lift was a good idea for this game and, from what I could tell, I deemed the results underwhelming. I believe this was mostly due to my phrasing and/or my poor ability to present details in text form. So, all this aside, here is my new, rephrased and redone, question to ask you forum peeps.
So, from what I have seen, all the stacking robots so far have been able to make it with 2 motor DR4B lifts as opposed to a 4 motor DR4B. I was amazed to see that the DELTA robot makes it by with only 2 motors and still maintains good lift speed with full c-channels and a “not-quite-so-small”, very effective, intake. I have set my standard for cap bots with this awe-inspiring DELTA bot, but I am not quite so sure how anyone could go through with only a 2 motor DR4B this year with the heavier game objects, heavier intakes, and still maintain their lifting speed. What am I missing that allows other teams to do so well with 2 motor DR4Bs that our team wasn’t even able to do last year with lighter game objects and such? (of course we were a first year team, but the only thing I see to help a possible lift is making it all-aluminum, as opposed to us having only 2 steel channels and everything else aluminum)
Is there something I am missing? (better rubber banding, better lift planning, anything that could possibly allow us to make it by with a 2 motor lift this year)