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[DPRG] Re: Pittman Motors at Tanner's

Subject: [DPRG] Re: Pittman Motors at Tanner's
From: Rodent daweasel at swbell.net
Date: Tue Aug 14 07:30:18 CDT 2001

Yup -- the wheel shaft turns 44 rpm. I'm using the gearhead motors Jameco
sells.

----- Original Message -----

> > My big robot weighs about 10 lbs,  has 12-volt 44 rpm motors and 4"
diameter
> > wheels -- it has plenty of power. It was severely underpowered when I
had
> > the 100 rpm motors. I would be affraid the Pittman motors may be turning
a
> > bit fast to have any power, especially with a 5" wheel.


> So your optimal final wheel rpm would be around 45 for a 4 inch wheel?
>
> I had arrived at 35 rpm for a 5 inch wheel, looking for more ground
> clearance.  That's still in the same ball park.  But I might want to
> go faster for a "contest" robot.
>
> What kind of motors are you using?





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