Batteries arrived, this will give Knightrous a 12S 2.2Ah capacity.
This decision was something I had been holding off, on doing for a while, but it became inevitable with the requirements for this robot. The drive and wheels must go close to the weapon axis and it needs more space to fit them. So the original chassis and wheel guards had to be removed….
This left it looking very bare, but it did make space!
I’m still undecided on which drive configuration I’m going to decide on.
The spur gears are a very simple setup, uses off the shelf parts and will be easy to repair and service
The planetary gearboxes are more expensive, require some modifications but have a nice and simple form factor that suits the robot.
The new wheel guards tack welded in. More bracing and reinforcement to come!