Ah yes, the buy up all the Falcon motors begins again. Guess it’s a good primer for the toilet paper runs.
Proud of you guys.
I remember driving for hours around the SF bay area and paying a markup to buy our 5th and 6th Falcons from another team last season. I don’t know what the ideal solution looks like but I’d like it to be easier for teams that can’t take on big upfront costs to get their hands on these motors.
Are these some PS5 scalping tactics?
Agreed. We split what few we had between two mechanisms on both robots, but ended up breaking one motor during the necessary loctite fix and were short one.
Probably a good thing the first two ‘seasons’ of this motor aren’t your typical years.
Roughly the same time as ThunderHex
Fantastic! As I was reading, I was thinking, “gee, I hope you can order the hardware to upgrade the older Falcons with–” and then I got there and audibly but softly "woot"ed, drawing funny looks from my AP Physics 1 class.
Aww, no volume discount?
Nope, FRC Costco doesn’t carry them : (
Credit card got rejected, so I guess we’ll have to wait on TheThriftyFalcon.
That’s called a mini cim
Wishing for a Falcon 550
Seconding this wish.
Shoots the Falcon’s marketing team in the foot, as it’s no longer the only motor you’ll ever need.
Isn’t marketing’s job to make you desire more than you really need?
Well, they did say they have more products still to release. We can dream, we can dream…