We are currently using 2 NEO’s to drive our shooter. We set our flywheel to run at 2500 rpm from the time the robot was enabled so we would not have to accelerate the wheels as much to get to the RPM needed for a shot from a particular distance. Our actual spot speed varies from 3000 to 6000 rpm depending on how far we need to shoot. After shooting our RPM returns to our setpoint of 2500. We are curious if the better practice would be to turn off the shooter motors and let the motors go into coast mode, until we need to shoot again. It seems the motors are getting warm during a simulated match, and we are not sure if the motor “braking” from a higher RPM to our setpoint is putting more strain on the motors, rather than just letting them coast.
Any advice would be appreciated.