The Propulsion Motors

by Web FishMar 17, 2013 @ 09:56pm

Main propulsion motors. In the heart of each one of the 4 propulsion pods. Provide drive and active steering to the craft.

  • Current selection: 4 x Aquacraft AQUG1060 (550 size motors)
  • Status: Undecided (under testing)

  • Criteria: Efficiency, size, operating voltage, cost 
  • Finalists: BaneBots RS-390, BaneBots RS-540 
  • Main decision factors: Efficiency, simplicity, cost

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Spec highlights:

  • Operating voltage: 4.0 - 7.4V;
  • Length: 2.2" (57mm) not including shaft
  • Diameter: 1.5" (37.5mm)
  • Shaft Diameter: .12" (3mm)

 

Caveats:

  • Waiting for final pod design to test thrust / amperage with the motor controller and different size propellers;