I am trying to design a remote operated buggy that would be driven by two hub motors with 20" wheels/tires. I plan to use an electronic speed contoller that mixes the power to each motor to allow for "tank" styled steering. My question is...Are hub motors able to be reversed by a speed controller or are they one direction rotation only.
My second question would be...Is a 500W hub motor with a 20" wheel able to start a 90lb buggy from a dead stop or do these rigs need to be rolling first?
I appreciate any of you that have experience with these motors taking time to respond. I am considering using the controller listed at this site:
and this hub motor:
I would be using the Subset 1150 motor.