Vehicle will serve as a obstacle avoidance system. I will have a laser range detecting system mounted on it that will scan it's forward environment. Vehicle will need to operate indoors and outdoors. Therefore it needs to be compatible with rough terrain. Front wheels need to be dedicated to steering. Rear wheels need to be dedicating to forward and reverse operations. I want to stay away from the four wheel drive system for the meantime. Vehicle needs to run between 30 minutes to no more than 60 minutes. Vehicle shouldn't be exceeding 45 degree angle climbs.
This is my own project so I don't have any requirements other than what I stated above. I want to learn from building this project so keeping it's parameters flexible I thought was for the best.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROLLER:
I see alot of servos being used to control these robotic platforms in forward and reverse operations. In my frame above i will be required to buy one for my steering system. However, using a servo for the forward/reverse operations I believe wouldn't be powerful enough for my setup.
I'm wanting to incorporate a ESC/Brushless Motor into my system. I'm afraid that my Brushless Motor I have picked out above
might be to powerful and the wrong category of motor to be using. I've asked several RC experts from rcgroups.com on the matter and they assure me that the motor is to powerful but they never say that using a brushless motor is bad either. However, some replies say that my setup is fine. So alittle confused on the matter as i'm receiving different input from people. Can someone help me out alittle and let me know if my setup is ok and if not explain what I need to change up. Even though i'm a EE major i'm new to autonomous robots so could use some expertise.
Also if you would like to see the post I made on rcgroups.com its below. You'll see that two different people are giving me two completely different advice. Figured it wouldn't hurt to get some input from you guys here on the arduino site. Thanks again for any advice/guidance.