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From: "jon s kowitz" <jonskowitz-at-hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: High-Low gears [TANKS]
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 02:58:56 +0000
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

... except you would waste a tremendous amount of energy turning the unpowered motor, not to mention what the induced voltages from that unpowered motor (now acting as a generator) would be doing to your system.

>From: Bill Hamilton <seeker-at-phoenyx.net>
>Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
>To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
>Subject: Re: High-Low gears [TANKS]
>Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 20:09:41 -0600 (CST)
>On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, Frank Pittelli wrote:
>>2) use a fixed voltage and transmission, and vary the motor
>Or you could use two motors for each track.  Power a single motor
>for "low" gear, with the second connected to a minimal load loop to
>reduce resistance, and power both for "high" gear.  I don't think it
>would take up much more space or weight than using a transmission,
>and it would be a lot more reliable for the cost.
>-Bill Hamilton