Need advice about tracks
March 6, 2012
Hi all !
I am currently working on a tracked robot (electronics is finished, starting mechanics).
The tracks I am planning to build look like that :
I will you use the "pattern" described on many projects on LMR (the one using bicylcle chain, nuts...).
My question is : how much important is the choice of the wheel that will be connected to the motor ? I had planned to fix the motor on the wheel "A" on the picture but I am wondering if this is a smart choice. Because the belt will be driven by friction, would it be more efficient if the driven wheel was one of the bottom (B or C) (which will be in contact with the floor by "gravity" ;).
Thank you ! :)