The Right Drive Train?



1533 says every time

Serious answer, though, is in the offseason. Get good at programming it, tuning the PID, driving it, and troubleshooting it. Only then is it ready for a season if your strategy calls for it.


2015 Pi Hi Samurai used a modified KOP H-Drive drivetrain.
Every year since we’ve used 6-wheel WCD tank drive. For the years we go airborne, like this year, we use 6x 6" pneumatic tires (2016 had 4 elevated traction tires additionally; 2 in front, 2 in back). For the years we stay on the ground we use 6x 4" HiGrip.

If there could be defense played on you, and you’re not confident in your team’s ability to pull of swerve drive, just do tank. If the “pros” use it, why wouldn’t you. It works. It just works.