I have a RP5 tracked chassis robot. WIth its standard brushed DC motors and gear drive trains - I find it too slow at 15cm/s
Firstly, I would like to know what the gear ratio is: is it 100:1 ? It didn’t say on the spec sheet.
I am thinking taking out the gears, and retrofitting with a direct drive MicroMetal mesh 30:1 or 50:1 )(like the 3pi robot).
Ideally I would like to cover 50cm/second. Is that possible? Assuming a 4mm D shape shape and aluminium hub for torque transmission.
And also taking into account the motor dimensions and RP5 width, it should work. A metal section, on which the motors can be mounted
on also shouldnt be too much of a problem.
Any suggestions ?