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what are you using for motors?
>From: ray schwartz <ray.schwartz-at-juno.com>
>Subject: victory - 50 ft under its own power............. :)
>Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 11:02:23 -0500
>well my spocket blocks finally got finished ,i used two set screws 90 deg
>apart on the drive sprocket blocks that seems to work well so far .
>i am using ta1 feild phone wire to run it until i get a speed
>controller.. that stuff is not any good for just twisting the wire ,so im
>off to buy connectors..
>i had some problems with the v belt pulley on the drive shaft slipping
>,im going to pull it off and file a flat spot on the shaft .
>also had some trouble with trowing one v belt on the drive motor i think
>that will be fixed by aligning the front pulley better.
>i put it on two 5 gallon buckets and ran it for 5 min with no load on the
>tracks . then i ran it on the front porch
>i tried it on the lawn and it wouldnt roll ,, but it rolls on the drive
>way ( the grass is pretty tall the mowers in the repair shop ).. right
>now im only using one 12 v 18 ah battery to run both motors ,when i get
>back with the connectors im going to try it with both batteries ..
>that beast is heavy ........
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>neither liberty nor safety"
>benjamin franklin,historical review of pennsylvania ,1759
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