Team 3468 is planning to use a left/right flywheel launcher for our lemons. We’d like to use encoders on these flywheels so we can use Closed Loop Control and set a velocity (and track it for consistently) instead of just using percent voltage output.
One question we had, and couldn’t find a straight answer to in the docs, was would this work if we had one of the motor controllers (say the right) be a follower of the left? If this would work, to what degree? Would the follower be able to use its own encoder independently to get to the specified velocity, or just follow the output from the master. Would it function differently between the Spark Max and the TalonSRX? Also, not that we planned to try this particular configuration, but what if you wanted a VictorSPX as the follower? I’d assume it would just track the output from the Talon if this would work at all.
Anyway, if anyone has tried this, or just knows more about the matter, your input would be much appreciated!