how to calculate motor strength?
December 15, 2009
Is there a common formula for finding required motor strength?
If I know the total bot weight and wheel diameter, could I find out what kind of motor I need. I know that gearing will come into play, but I dont know anything about these physics thingys so I choose to phrase the question as vaguely as possible..
Like, what kind of specs would a motor for a scooter (with me on top of it), doing 35km/Hrs require
or, an offroader weighting 10K, doing 3km/Hrs with 10cm big wheels in rough terrain?
I guess there arent easy answers, but I was hoping that someone knowing more than me could be bothered giving a brief introduction to the subject.