The output shaft of the versaPlanetaries are aluminium and aren’t supported well enough for a cantilevered drive train, the gears allow for much stronger 1/2" steel shafts. It’s also easier and cheaper to replace a shaft and maybe a gear in the event of a crash
That’s nice. That makes me think, we should have gear transmission to everything so we can have all the motors in the same place on our robot! That would be a very geary robot :D. I’ll have to say, that is pretty smart. However, why don’t you reduce the gear size and move the motors closer to the wheels?
My humor sucks, doesn’t it?