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From: Bill Hamilton <seeker-at-phoenyx.net>
Subject: Re: High-Low gears [TANKS]
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 21:03:22 -0600 (CST)
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com



On Thu, 3 Feb 2005, jon s kowitz wrote:

> 
> ... 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.

Which is why you have powering a closed loop when it's not on.  If you 
short the leads of a good motor, there is very little resistance to 
turning.  If I remember correctly, of course, but I'm pretty sure that's 
right.


-Bill Hamilton