December 29, 2012
about 2 years ago
Just got a Wild Thumper 6WD! I installed a Wild Thumper Controller connected to an old AM Futaba radio control unit. Works great, drinks amps, over-eager on those controls so careful with that stick!
I am building a walk-beside robot. Initial (day 1) testing reveals a speed of about 4MPH up a paved 15 degree incline using 7.2V NiMH (34:1 gear ratio). Certainly fast enough for my 3.6 MPH exercise pace. It is VERY responsive to my slightly sloppy control stick movements. It’ll pop a wheelie! This will not be a factor when directly controlled by my forthcoming sensor/microcontroller piloting system. I will be able to programmaticly smooth out control changes and maybe even create an amp-saving econo-mode matching motion to my modest personal walking strides.
Out of box trouble. Motors ran slow, very astable, jumping about, rough running and it worried me. I connected my PC, downloaded the stock demo program and that resolved all motor controller errors. Night and day difference and runs wonderfully now.
ServoHawk - Boston, MA
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