8WD transport platform

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vax   100 W

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8WD transport platform

Post by vax » Nov 13 2016 4:58pm

Hello everyone
I'm playing with the idea of making 8-wheeled transport platform, using 8 separate motors. Also all wheels would be generously suspended. First and last wheels would turn to opposite direction, giving vehicle very small turning circle.
For wheels, I want to use kids ATV front rims and tires. But the trouble is finding suitable motors. It doesnt't have to be fast, maybe walking speed or a bit more. But it has to have lots of torque, giving it ablility to ride on difficult terrain.
Also, motors has to be very cheap, otherwise it's not gonna happen.
So, I thought maybe 8 hoverboard hub motors, 6.5 inch. These seem to have fairly low rpm. I'm kinda concerned about tire though. I tried to google, is the tire removable, but found nothing. I thought milling aluminium flanges for ATV rims and bolting them to motors.
Prototype fabrication https://www.facebook.com/3dflux

vax   100 W

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Re: 8WD transport platform

Post by vax » Nov 13 2016 5:10pm

Maybe those, but with wider tyre
http://s.aliexpress.com/jE7j2YjA
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Re: 8WD transport platform

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