Back in 2011, Lynfield Drive was introduced to the VEX Forum.
It has two wheels in the traditional tank-drive configuration, and two wheels running perpendicular to them.
Being that it doesn’t require any non-90-degree angles nor any additional motors, I came to think that it should be an attractive option for the ability to strafe without the build-quality concern of x-drive nor the motor-opportunity-cost concern of h-drive.
Unlike an x-drive, it also leaves us with more space around the frontal area of the robot, which is nice.
It does, however, utilize only half of its motors while driving forward, backward, left, or right, which might put a Lynfield Drive at a disadvantage in terms of acceleration and pushing force.
What’s your opinion on Lynfield Drive, 9 years after it’s introduction to VEX Forum?