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Old 03-02-2014, 02:07 PM
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How fast do you want to make this go. A automotive type window regulator would be plenty strong enough with the gear box but would be much slower and it being a 12 volt DC brushed motor can be easily reversible. This type of regulator would allow you to clamp the drive pulley direct to the shaft of the unit. The mounting bosses would allow attachment of the whole thing with 3 screws. No belts, extra pulleys etc.

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Old 03-02-2014, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by OliverJacob View Post
I am thinking of something like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Traxxas-Slip...item2a38657259
This is so cool! Why did I not know this existed?!? I will be playing with this idea for sure. THANK YOU
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:30 PM
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I am glad I can help. And I am happy that you are interested in building something like this, this is real R&D engineering here. There is always some trial and error, believe in your goals and keep going. There is a solution for every problem and don't be afraid to ask more questions. People here are happy to answer
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Megs, I'll try to offer what advice I can. First---When your picture pops-up you'll have so much help you'll yell--STOP. OK ,a couple facts, I'm 85 and have been building models since I was maybe 7 or 8. 1st thing you can do for yourself is go online and order yourself a
Tower Hobbies catalog [ no cost ] 1-800-637-6050 they can give good advice. I' ll try to answer the motor questions but it's not mybest area, Do you have older people at home, with a credit card for you to use--carefully.?you can get much better prices on motors ect, [ credit card needed ] on lineat Hobby King-- give those two a shot .. We might go from there. rcplaneman@gmail.com
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Originally Posted by RCplanman View Post
Megs, I'll try to offer what advice I can. First---When your picture pops-up you'll have so much help you'll yell--STOP. OK ,a couple facts, I'm 85 and have been building models since I was maybe 7 or 8. 1st thing you can do for yourself is go online and order yourself a
Tower Hobbies catalog [ no cost ] 1-800-637-6050 they can give good advice. I' ll try to answer the motor questions but it's not mybest area, Do you have older people at home, with a credit card for you to use--carefully.?you can get much better prices on motors ect, [ credit card needed ] on lineat Hobby King-- give those two a shot .. We might go from there. rcplaneman@gmail.com
First of all, thank you for the info. I truly appreciate all the help.

Secondly, I do realize I look like I'm really, really young, but the fact is since I graduated (college) I've been the "older people" in my home for a while now

I'll be (hopefully) making some progress on this project next week! Thanks again for the help.
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To me, for overload protection, the fuse idea is sound. If you look around, you can get ones that can reset, like a circut breaker type or PTC type.
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Fuses do not work well in circuits with electric motors. You need to be able to draw a high amount of current for a short time and even the time delay fuses will cut out to soon. With too much delay the whole fuse idea makes no sense....

None of our electric rc models have fuses for good reasons. But there are mechanical clutches - for good reasons.
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Originally Posted by OliverJacob View Post
Fuses do not work well in circuits with electric motors. You need to be able to draw a high amount of current for a short time and even the time delay fuses will cut out to soon. With too much delay the whole fuse idea makes no sense....

None of our electric rc models have fuses for good reasons. But there are mechanical clutches - for good reasons.
I am really excited about the mechanical clutch idea. Looking for a motor/clutch already assembled. Anyone supply that to purchase or do you have to put it all together yourself?
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