How often did you guys play at 16FPS? When looking into drive boxes this year, I was looking at the 6 motor setup, but it seemed that adding 6 motors let you run at ~9.5 FPS while pretty close to traction limited. Was the high gear useful for your team, or just something nice to have?
Hmm interesting question, I don’t know if we ever got up to the full 16fps. I don’t have anything quantitative but:
-We were quick
-The acceleration was amazing
-It was nice being able to get from one side of the field to the other rather quickly.
In a match we stayed in high gear the whole time except crossing the bump and pushing. Our driver absolutely loved having the high gear and we would not hesitate to gear this high again. Lol, sure Chris to go?
I added more info to the pic:
-6 Inch Wheel
-Shfiter: 28:48 & 16:60
@Chris - If I had to take a guess as to why there are no flanges, I would say it has something to do with DFMA as not every team has easy access to bending parts accurately (we certainly don’t), or ease of access and assembly.
Also, what exactly is the plate thickness? I need to know for a project I’m working on. Nice gearbox btw.