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Snowplow help

Old 01-17-2009, 09:59 PM
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Default Snowplow help

Ok so i decided to make a snowplow for the front of my 4wd pulling truck/ basher i built. so i took it out today set it in about an inch of snow and it would go for a lil bit until the snow piled up infront of the plow then it would stop. it curently has a 19t in it. so i need a motor with alot of power that will still give me pretty good speed. i am getting a waterproof xl5 for it so it needs to be a motor the esc can handle. i would also like to buy the motor on tower since im buying the esc from their. i thought this might work.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJ766&P=0
the esc will handle this wont it?
Old 01-17-2009, 10:09 PM
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if i'm not mistaken thats a motor for planes/helicopters. not sure you really want that 1. get a good 13/14 turn motor. the xl5 can only handle certain 12 turns. so a good 13 turn and you'll be good. but you should just go brushless.
Old 01-17-2009, 10:13 PM
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Im savin my money to go brushless. but we have snow and id like to drive this so i was just lookin for somethin cheap with good power to throw in it and drive around. But thanks for the suggestion.
Old 01-17-2009, 10:13 PM
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Default RE: Snowplow help

I think that a lot of people actually use those motors in e-maxx trucks so I would think that it would work as long as the turn rating worked with the ESC (I believe that it can go down to a 12t motor, since the xl-5 stampede comes with a 12t 550 motor)
Old 01-17-2009, 10:16 PM
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No, you cannot use a 13t on the xl5. It is 12t 550 and 15t 540 motors. Get a speed gems 15t, i have one and it lasted a while. I use all brushless now though, i would never go back.
Old 01-17-2009, 10:18 PM
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I have a waterproof xl5 and a 12t titan that i will sell. PM me if you are interested.
Old 01-17-2009, 10:19 PM
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The esc specs say that it will hanndle down to a 15t 540 and a 12t 550.
Old 01-17-2009, 10:35 PM
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Yep, so if you use a 13t 540 it will fry it.
Old 01-17-2009, 10:56 PM
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The motor he was looking at is only a 19 turn, so that would work with the ESC
Old 01-17-2009, 11:20 PM
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ORIGINAL: stampedinIT

if i'm not mistaken thats a motor for planes/helicopters. not sure you really want that 1. get a good 13/14 turn motor. the xl5 can only handle certain 12 turns. so a good 13 turn and you'll be good. but you should just go brushless.
Yes i know that, but not the motor that this guy was talking about ^^^^

If it were a 550 it would work fine.
Old 01-17-2009, 11:36 PM
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what did u use to make the plow i would like to make 1
Old 01-18-2009, 12:04 AM
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i just fabed it out of cardboard for a template for now. tomorrow im gonna cut it out of metal and make it better. even the cardboard worked i took it out side and mess around for a lil while. i even mounted another servo so i can raise and lower it. once i make the metal one ill try to post pics. its to cold to mess around with it outside right now its like zero here in pa.
Old 01-18-2009, 12:12 AM
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I made one out of a Tide jug. Worked pretty good if i could get traction.
Old 01-18-2009, 12:48 AM
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ORIGINAL: fusebmx13

I made one out of a Tide jug. Worked pretty good if i could get traction.
sounds pretty good its gonna snow tomorrow too
Old 01-18-2009, 12:49 PM
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well it snowed 8 inches over night here and now we have 2 feet of snow. i geuss i have alot of plowing to do. lol
Old 01-18-2009, 02:48 PM
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YES IT WILL WORK. Just because it is 600 size doesn't mean it won't work! it should perform just fine with an xl-5 if it does begin to overheat for some reason then you know that you have to make gear changes
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Default RE: Snowplow help

I'm interested in your set-up...Do you have a picture of it? There are things you need to plow effectively.....Weight, Torque, and Traction.

Weight....You need a heavy rig to make sure it doesn't "float on top of the snow.

Torque...need some good motor/motors and voltage to get your desired torque.

Traction...are your differentials locked? That is a huge deal. Also what kind of tires you use plays a big role as well.

Old 01-19-2009, 12:03 AM
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wow that plow truck is awesome. makes me want one. i could plow dirt down here in florida till i move back to rhode island.. lol. thats looks like some good heavy snow man makin snow too
Old 01-19-2009, 12:14 AM
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ORIGINAL: stampedinIT

wow that plow truck is awesome. makes me want one. i could plow dirt down here in florida till i move back to rhode island.. lol. thats looks like some good heavy snow man makin snow too
moving to rhode island? keep in contact
Old 01-19-2009, 10:01 AM
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ORIGINAL: stampedinIT

wow that plow truck is awesome. makes me want one. i could plow dirt down here in florida till i move back to rhode island.. lol. thats looks like some good heavy snow man makin snow too

Here is some more info on it and a video if your interested...
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_83..._1/key_/tm.htm
Old 01-19-2009, 11:40 AM
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I think going low turn is the wrong direction for plowing snow. I used to own a jeep and for serious 4wd it had a 'low' setting for low gearing. A low turn motor in rc is just the opposite. I would get a higher turn motor, either a stocker at 27t or maybe even a crawler motor. I think the 600 motor might be decent. Then you need to gear it low. You want power, not speed.
Old 01-19-2009, 03:11 PM
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I'm interested in your set-up...Do you have a picture of it? There are things you need to plow effectively.....Weight, Torque, and Traction.

well the truck is geared pretty low already. i know some of you will hate me for using them but the truck has radioshack hummer h2 gearboxes. they were laying in my room so i figured id use them for somethin. their pretty tough. anyway the only pinon i can run is a 10 tooth. and the spur is like a 62 tooth. so its geared pretty low the gearboxes are mounted on 1/8 stainless plate. so its pretty heavy. the tires are alright but id like differnt ones. i dont know what to get because their radio shack wheels ill have to messure them and see. the plow is made of some sheetmetal i found in our barn. its not a very nice looking plow but it works. im gonna redo it and make it nicer. ill try to post pics sometime.
Old 01-19-2009, 03:59 PM
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Default RE: Snowplow help

I say get either a 27t motor or for gobs of torqw(like you need) A NOVAK 55T crawler motor. Im interested in seeing the final result.

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