I’ve been messing around with this idea since I read about Winnovation using a similar concept drive-train. My team doesn’t have a lot of sheet metal resources or knowledge to fabricate sheet metal drive-trains. I used cantilevered 4WD in FTC with 2 skid wheels and 2 omni wheels before, but each wheel was connected to it’s own motor.
Using the limited knowledge I’ve gained about West Coast Drive this summer. I designed a drive base that is essentially a 6WD chassis without the middle wheels. It’s a 28"x28" frame but the wheel configuration could easily suit a long base frame as well. What I’d like some feedback on is how I’ve placed my 6CIM gearbox in relation to the wheels. I’m using a 221 systems style tensioner blocks to do chain tensioning. The picture is missing a few elements like bearing plates, but the overall concept is there. What do you think?