I have the IR Starter kit and everything is working well, except for two problems, both with the motor.
I first constructed the tank and the power from the motors was really low. It wouldn’t move unless on level 7+ for speed, and this was on a completely fresh set of batteries. If I put it on carpet, I needed to set the power level to maximum (9). This isn’t like the off-roading I see in the videos. Not that that’s the point…I’m eager to start playing with the code…but should I be getting more torque from my motors? Or is this normal?
Anyway, I decided to swap to the three-wheeled car, thinking that the added treads and wheel might be the problem and simpler is better. However, the power connector to the motors is angled differently from the assembly instructions and can’t be attached. I have the newer version of the 6V mother, with a plug that points perpendicular to the drive shaft (as opposed to two leads that I’ve seen on videos that point parallel to the drive shaft). The picture in the instructions suggests that this plug is rotated 90 degrees from the vertical orientation of the screws, but that is not the case. So, when assembling the car, my power cable to the motor goes either straight up (zero room to plug the cable as there is a blue bar there) or straight down, dragging along the ground, even with some tight wrapping. The instructions suggest that the plug should be pointing forward or backward.
I took apart the motors to see if I could reorient the external screw holes to a 90 degree offset from the plug, but that doesn’t seem possible. I can only flip it a full 180 degrees, which does nothing. So, is there a fix? Or did the person solder the power plug incorrectly?
Thanks! I love the kit!