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From: "WJ" <WJ-at-vdtogt.nl>
Subject: RE: Turrent Systems [TANKS]
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 07:25:44 +0200 (CEST)
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

I used a windshieldwiper motor to power the turret, it seems overkill, my
turret could almost upright my tank if it ever got stuck on its side . . .

I can recommend using an Arm-strong handmower for parts: The wheel has
gear-teeth on the inside that normally drive the rotating blades of the

If you use that innergear on the axle of the wiper-motor, you can use the
mower-wheel as basis for the turret. It spins 360 degrees in about 5
seconds, I'll post a picture.

> If attached directly to the KCM I would think it would spin it to fast.
> If reduced should work fine.  I never considered it due to space
> restrictions but with that big target you call a Sherman, shouldn't be
> an issue.
> Steve
>       Subject: Turrent Systems [TANKS]
>       Has anyone considered using one of our KCM's that we all have
> laying arond to act as a turrent motor?   Any suggestions for a simple
> controller fer one?
>       Bart "Always plotting" Salmons (BSC)
>       Slammer 6