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From: Joe Sommer <anvilus9-at-adelphia.net>
Subject: Re: Drive Motors
Date: Sun, 08 Aug 2004 20:35:57 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com


At 08:40 AM 8/7/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>One other question is about the Saturn wiper motors, I noticed one tank 
>was built with them, anyone else using that system or know how it worked out.

I originally designed Hetzer T010 to use Saturn
wiper motors.  However, they would only provide
about 1 mph using direct drive.
(100 rpm using 4 inch OD sprocket = 1.19 mph)
Higher speeds would mean less torque and they
are not very powerful.  Most current tanks can do
3 to 5 mph.

The Saturn motors should work well for turret rotate.

Brian Tomsa used Saturn wiper motors on Tiger
T007 for both tracks and turret.  Unfortunately, he
died before he brought T007 to battle.


Joe Sommer
2378 Nantucket Circle, State College, PA 16803
814.234.4773     anvilus9-at-adelphia.net