Team 395’s Falcon motors are stalling on power cells in our shooter chamber when started from resting. Here is a video to see what I’m talking about. The accelerator wheels below the shooter wheels are powered by one NEO on a 3:1 reduction and lower compression, and the NEO spins up fine with a ball pre-staged. The shooter wheels (~0.5 lb), powered by 2 Falcons 1:1, stall with a ball prestaged at 2" of compression (in the video, the ball is in-between the accelerator and shooter and is in a slight deadzone where neither set of wheels is compressing >0.5"). We observed this even at full power. We shoot balls satisfactorily when it gets to speed.
We aren’t freaking out about this; we don’t think this scenario falls into our use cases. But we are still curious as to what would be the cause of stalling. Is this expected behavior? Or could there problems with our system (mechanical or controls) that we can troubleshoot?