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Greetings Bill and All,
Greet Links! Thanks!
I Love the Sherman!!! Now I've got a project to build for my
Granddaughter! Previously, I had been contemplating simply arming a
Barbie Mobile so she could terrorize the neighborhood, but this looks
like it could be a lot more fun. --LOL
"That'll teach 'em to drink Canadian beer on the 4th of July."
You're darn straight!!!! --LOL
--- William and Melissa Johns <gizmology-at-gizmology.net> wrote:
> Electric wheelchair motors are a good choice. They're what I use
> in my
> 250 pound Sherman (not a paintball tank, but a tank for my son to
> around, so it's rather bigger and heavier than you're probably aiming
> for). They are _really_ powerful motors - one motor actually managed
> tear itself off the mounts once.
> I bought AME motors from botparts.com, which has since been bought
> by RobotCombat.com, for $100 each. Nice motors, with nice strong
> gears. (http://www.robotcombat.com/marketplace_motors_ame.html at
> the bottom.)
> My first motors, also AME but much smaller, self-destructed
> they had _plastic_ gears. If you use a gear motor, make sure it's
> "gear-limited", or they'll self-destruct if (when) you stall them!
> This is
> one reason I'd tend to avoid windshield washer motors or electric
> motors, unless you can confirm they've got steel gears.
> I also use two 12v 75Ah deep-cycle marine batteries - not sure how
> stamina they have, since I've never manage to run them down very far.
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- Re: Motors?
- From: William and Melissa Johns <gizmology-at-gizmology.net>