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From: Jeremy Caylor <jeremyandcurt-at-yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Down-Under StuG Photos [TANKS]
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2006 21:18:50 -0800 (PST)
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Ok, thanks Chris! Im going to guess how much my tank is going to weigh combat ready, divide it by 16 (road wheels) and I should get a rough estimate of how much tension is needed for the springs...I think...

Ok, another (yes...another) quick question, hehe. Ive been seriously looking for gear motors for our tanks. And I found these a while ago, but have never been sure of the torque or Hp. http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?UID=2006040122072883&item=5-1566-R&catname=electric

I was wondering if they would be strong enought to pull our tanks around. They are made for auto windshields. Our tanks will weigh about 150-200 lbs I'm guessing. If there are any other 12v gearmotors that you guys know about, which are under 50$ (Under money constraints right now ) we would greatly appreciate it. We want gear motors to eliminate the need to buy gears and chain, just a pulley/belt link to the main shaft to allow slippage if nessasary, and maybe a little more reduction as well.

We are going to a salvage yard tommorrow to try to find a window motor to test out. And if it works, we will then buy 3 more, and if it doesnt, we will have to search or just pay lots more for stronger gearmotors. Thanks Again!
chris barthelson <barthelson88-at-hotmail.com> wrote:
I used C-175 springs made by Century Springs cant remember the dimensions.
Goggle them and you should find info/distributors. I would measure them but
they are buried in the tank.

Chris. b

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