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From: berin1-at-optusnet.com.au
Subject: Re: Drill motors [TANKS]
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2005 16:09:16 +1000
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com


I have used two RYOBI 12 volt cordless motors for a tracked vehicle (shorter than 3 
feet so no designation) but it performs well off-road and neutral turns in high 
grass are fine. I plan on a rebuild using four of them for extreme power and will 
probably use the high gear ratio (so far on low gear about 150 rpm's) to gain speed.
I rang the Ryobi factory outlet here in WA and asked if they had any motors, I 
swapped half a carton of Crown Lager (coin of the realm here) for 4 drills, sans 
I know that Joe's 24 Volt Makitas would be probably 2 - 3 times the power of the 
Ryobi's but they are worth about $300.00 here, similar to DeWalt. I have seen the 
Ryobi's for $60.00

My advice....have a go, build light, get a better battery than the ones they come 
with AND call every potential source of repairs and/or service outlets, you may get 

I have also seen cheap drills here for $9.99 with no choice of rpm's but 550 .....I 
reckon four of them would be fast, loud and powerful.

Best of luck,


> Dugas, Jean-Marc \(DHW/SME\) <Jean-Marc.Dugas-at-gnb.ca> wrote:
> I see that some of you are using cordless drill motors as you power
> plant.  How is it working for you?  Which one would you recommend?
> Jean-Marc Dugas