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    Hi all,

    If you're new to the RobotX competition, it would be prudent to consult with teams with previous experience before you acquire propulsion equipment for your WAM-V. It has been the experience of previous teams that some hardware is more durable and tolerant of abrupt control input than others.

    In 2018, my team used a pair of Torqueedo units for our propulsion, and they proved effective during testing but experienced a failure during the competition. We believe that these issues were induced by our software and could have been prevented with more careful control system design.

    With this in mind, I would recommend that any new teams get in contact with more experienced groups to gain the benefit of their experience with acquiring and managing their propulsion hardware.
    Last edited by AlexanderNorris; 03-12-2019, 06:41 PM. Reason: Simplified the post.