I’m not sure this has been discussed in a specific thread, but with the launch of the Falcon 500, and the now in the wake of the year of the NEO. I wanted to get some input on what people think the lifespan of these brushless motors will be in FRC use.
I am a bit taken back by what I have initially read in the Falcon 500 thread about teams planning to annually replace these motors. I feel like this rule of thumb which was carried over from the CIM usage is a bit of an overkill as a brushless motor doesn’t have brushes, and I (want to) believe it also has a better bearing set than the CIM.
What rationale and evidence is being used to support replacing Falcon 500s and other BLDC motors annually other than the fact teams have been doing it with Brushed motors?