The problem I'm having is the bot doesn't have near the low end torque I was expecting (can't get up hills on bumpy terrain, even with no weight load other than the bot frame) . Since the bot should never go more than about 3mph, I've been looking into the simplest way to do some reduction. I came across the MY1016Z3 and it looks like it will be much easier to just swap the motor and adjust the chain.
I was hoping this forum would have the experience to chime in on this before I drop the bucks on the motors.
The end result of what I want is a motor that isn't phased by going up a mild grade from a stop. If you have ideas to safely put more juice in the stock motors, or reduce the gears as easy as the motor swap, that'd be even better. Looking for any idea really. From my research thus far, the easiest way to go seems to be a motor swap, but I'm not really sure that motor will get what I need, other than being a near-drop-in fix if it does work.
Thanks in advance!