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Track Drive Systems

tank drive

This type of drive uses the VEX track kit (P/N: 276-2168) and can be driven by 2 motors or multiple motors,

Pros

  • good contact with driving surface
  • pivot point is at the center of the drive system
  • can use only 2 drive motors or multiple motors
  • extra traction treads are available (P/N: 276-2214)
  • variable lengths between drive shafts
  • able to climb over field obstacles
Cons
  • the standard track lacks traction on some surfaces
  • the distance traveled per rotation is limited by the size of the drive sprocket (note some teams have used the larger high strength chain sprockets, P/N: 276-2252 as drive sprockets to over come this limitation.)
  • can slip when pushed from the side.