ive noticed that after a faint re-design on the squarebot that, when i try to switch directions quickly to avoid and obstacle, that the motors make a horrendus clicking noise.
i added the larger wheels to allow ground clearance, removed the upper plate and extensions, then stuck the 2 plates together to make room for the brain box, batteries and RF reciever… i have the knobby wheels in the rear, and the all-purpose ones in the front, and they sit about 1-2mm apart. could the extra weight be killing off my motor gears, or is it just the clutches engaging to prevent damage…?
also, ive noticed that after only a few minutes of use, the motors dont respond hardly, if not at all, and are warm to the touch… do the motors have a thermostat on them that shuts them off to prevent over-heating, similar to the one in cars?
for the record, incase it may help at all, everything equipped on my bot came straight outta the starter kit.
the gearing for each motor is a 60t driving a 12t, and the rear wheels are on a shared axle… it does get across the basement floor in a hurry, though. those motors have more guts than i had expected…!
hm… ill hafta invest a chain set and an advanced gearing kit, and perhaps with a little luck i can set up the 36t gears into disc brakes…if not, im sure i can dremel some larger washers to meet the demand. not to mention a few more motors, as to give it 4WD so its not to hard on the main motors… i wonder if theres a way to program it so i can engage 4WD at the push of a button?
you’re clutches may be stripped. (The part that connects to the motor, in the motor it’s self) Or the internal gears may be broken, You should have some replacement motor gears so check it out. if the clutch is striped you will be able to notice. Check itout.