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From: Grant Mahalek <gmahalek-at-shaw.ca>
Subject: Re: wheel chair motors [TANKS]
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 06:00:26 -0600
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com


Wheelchair motors and medical scooter motors are easily scavenged here in 
Calgary for free!!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <adt22-at-drexel.edu>
To: <tanks-at-rctankcombat.com>
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 5:07 PM
Subject: wheel chair motors [TANKS]

> just testing out my email signature.  biggest middle name EVER (and last 
> name too).
> Amir "Does anyone know Amp draw range for wheel chair motors?  I think 
> someone recently said it was ~80 amps.  Even if the motors cost $100 each 
> its still probably cheaper than anything requiring a ~9:1 reduction.  But 
> what about the motor controllers. Other than $500 Vantec stuff and Steve's 
> latest set up, what options are there for wheel chair controllers?  How 
> easy/cheap is it to acquire/interface with the controller from the actual 
> wheelchair?  How viable is a 'doubled/tripled' up Tri-pact controller? 
> (Or are there 80 amp relays to be gotten on the cheap?)" Tahvildaran