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DC Motors

Question asked by Valeriu Balaban on Oct 12, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 13, 2013 by Flavio Stiffan

Hello,

 

We want to participate this year at Freescale Cup, but using the old kit from last year. The problem is that the old kit have a broken motor, it's spins slower by 20%, so we have different cornering speeds depending on the direction.

 

We need 2 new motors, one as spare part, but to buy a whole kit just for this motors it's too expensive. Other solution is to buy from big distributors like Digikey, Mouser, Farnell, but they don't have anything similar (7.2V - 16000 rpm). Also I don't find this motor on the manufacturer site: STANDARD MOTOR - Powered by Source Technology Limited. Something similar I saw only on ebay: Metal Housing Round Shape Magnetic Micro Motor 16000rpm 0 7A 7 2V DC | eBay, but dimensions differs.

 

Can you provide a list of allowed motors from known companies that can be found in Europe, because DC motor is a very important part that is easy to broken when you start to run at high speed.

 

Second question:

2. The chassis can be modified, with some restrictions:

a. The footprint of the frame may not be altered

b. You may not change the distance between wheels

With this in mind, it is allowed to cut 2 cm of the frame in front of servo just to be easier to climb the slope?

 

Thanks

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