Hi to everyone, as mentioned in the title, I was wondering how suitable would be worm gears in e-skate industry (more particulary mountainboards).
The "gear box " would take less space and be lighter than actual direct drives on the market. It might also be more quiet and durable.
It actually seems that they are less efficient than spur or helical gear, and bigger the ratio worth the efficiency. But with the ratios we use in e-skate (between 3 and 10) the lack of efficiency looks less important than with higher ratios.
What do you think? Could it be interesting or did I miss some important points?