no thoughts? lazy bums!
i had some. i did some math, and found that with a 4 to 1 ratio on my little parker servos, i will have ample torque for the x and y, though its a stretch for the Z even with a counterweight. at 48v ill get 100ipm, and at 96v ill get 200ipm. so now i have to decide whether the complexity and flaws of a high ratio belt drive outweigh the cost of just buying 3 larger motors.
in any case, looking deeper into RF45 type mills, i think im leaning to the bigger IH sized ones - bigger than the X4. 30" of travel opens up alot of possibilities for me and for the mere $1000 extra, i think its justified since the cost of retrofitting doesnt change much. theres no x4 dealers in north america yet either, but there is an IH sized rf45 dealer near me.