This is what they use on the F1TENTH.
This is so weird, when I load their configuration file, it’s perfect. But then, when I try to tune it myself, it just utterly breaks… https://f1tenth.readthedocs.io/en/stable/getting_started/firmware/firmware_vesc.html
Umm actually, it doesn’t do well. No torque.
I finally figured it out… it was a loose connection between the pinion gear and the spur gear. It was thanks to this reddit post .
So the secret to getting a good motor spin is to just use the VESC configurator:
I watched the above video, and followed their steps, entering the right values, and the RC car drives like butter.
My configuration for the VESC attachments/good_but_no_servo.xml