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As you can see the Ultimate Board is very capable of swift, fast action if that's what you are looking for.  I love to see a figure burn thru 100 yards in less than 4 seconds, but would not scrimmage or play games at this speed.  I have 2 motors running my Ultimate Board.  Glad to see that option available now for anyone who would like to add the extra motor.  You will need to adjust your motors and find the two spots under your board that gives the best all around action for your speed guys.  I started out with each motor under the 20 yard line on opposing sides of the board.   The motors were diagonal and facing each other.  Each motor was about 3 inches from the edge of the board.  This didn't suit me so I now have placed a motor at opposing corners of the end zone facing each other in diagonal fashion.  ≈

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This is the first setup I tried with both motors.  My problem was my figures would run goal to goal in between the hash marks and in the opposite direction would turn to the right about the 20 yard line.  Not every figure, but too many to suit me.  Now the motors are in the corner of each opposing end zone pointed toward each other.  When running one motor I had the motor at the 50 yard line about 2 inches from the edge of the board. 

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12 minutes ago, Commish44 said:

Where did you get the dual adapter piece, and the extra long cables?! I have two extra motors but haven’t found anything to hook them up.

 

 

You can find those items here: https://tudorgames.com/games/ultimate-size.html

We are working on some diagrams to make this easier to know what to get!  Stay tuned.

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On 3/24/2020 at 6:50 PM, Joe G said:

As you can see the Ultimate Board is very capable of swift, fast action if that's what you are looking for.  I love to see a figure burn thru 100 yards in less than 4 seconds, but would not scrimmage or play games at this speed.  I have 2 motors running my Ultimate Board.  Glad to see that option available now for anyone who would like to add the extra motor.  You will need to adjust your motors and find the two spots under your board that gives the best all around action for your speed guys.  I started out with each motor under the 20 yard line on opposing sides of the board.   The motors were diagonal and facing each other.  Each motor was about 3 inches from the edge of the board.  This didn't suit me so I now have placed a motor at opposing corners of the end zone facing each other in diagonal fashion.  ≈

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I experimented with two motors as well, and ended up placing them in the same positions as Joe G - diagonal in opposite corners of the opposing end zones and facing each other.  Works great!

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When using two motors, is there any concern about phase cancellation?  Or do all motors naturally turn at different speeds given the same voltage, so it's not an issue?

Maybe I am overthinking this, but if the weights were turning at the same speed (one controller, so same voltage to both) but on opposite sides of the shaft (180* in relation to each other), the vibrations would cancel where they meet.

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The motors were loud from being turned up above 3/4 speed.  Referring to the question in a previous comment of one motor cancelling out the other with competing vibrations I would have to leave that to the experts.  Using one motor I had spots on my board where the figure would slow down.  I added the 2nd motor in hopes of having more uniform speed from goal line to goal line which that additional motor provided.  At one time I actually had 4 motors hooked up and the board didn't perform as well as it did with two motors.  I have an electromagnetic motor on my Ultimate Board now.  I am having problems with the figure moving very slow in some areas and fast in other areas on the board.  I hooked up two electromagnetic motors to try and solve the problem and it did not.  I didn't spend very much time repositioning the motors and plan to do that some time in the future.  The beauty of the electromagnetic motor is how quiet it runs.  Most guys I know using electromagnetic motors aren't real happy with performance over the entire board from goal to goal.  The figure moves great in some areas and not so fast in other areas of the board.  

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Here ya go.  First electromagnetic motor test.  This motor and board run alot different from my custom built board with this EM motor on it.

It won't allow me to post anymore videos for some reason. 

I have really good one testing out 7 or 8 figures but it won't let me attach.

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On 12/6/2020 at 8:34 AM, Joe G said:

Here ya go.  First electromagnetic motor test.  This motor and board run alot different from my custom built board with this EM motor on it.

It won't allow me to post anymore videos for some reason. 

I have really good one testing out 7 or 8 figures but it won't let me attach.

FIFY 👍🏾
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I have my motors on opposite corners of the end zone with foam squares under each foot as well.  My board runs great and is nice and quiet, which makes my spousal unit very happy, after listening to "the Buzz" for 38 years!  It's in her sewing room now, so we can spend even more time together (trying to get her interested in playing electric football, but no luck so far)! 🤣

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