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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: tobyker on May 16, 2011, 11:46:07 PM

Title: Paddle drive?
Post by: tobyker on May 16, 2011, 11:46:07 PM
I've been looking at Heng Long tanks. It occurs that when people retrofit metal gearboxes, there must be plastic ones going spare. Would one of these make a suitable independent paddle wheel drive? (Admiralty dockyard tugs only please - must remember the H and S)
Title: Re: Paddle drive?
Post by: john s 2 on May 17, 2011, 06:12:37 PM
May i refer you to the Paddleducks excellent website.All Paddlers dealt with both model and fullsize.Theres a
good section on motors and making paddlewheels. I have a Henlong Tiger and see no reason while the
motor units could not be adapted.But as said there are other ways possibly better. John.
Title: Re: Paddle drive?
Post by: tobyker on May 18, 2011, 03:47:56 PM
Is your tiger fun to play with?
Title: Re: Paddle drive?
Post by: john s 2 on May 18, 2011, 07:58:30 PM
Yep. Has had most upgrades metal tracks better motor/ gearboxs. suspension etc. good value, Henlong are
improving all the time. John.
Title: Re: Paddle drive?
Post by: boatguy13 on June 09, 2011, 07:08:31 PM
I just purchased a tamiya gearbox drive unit from the dreaded e bay the cost with delivery was less than twenty dollars the output shafts are independent  I plan on using the drive unit in  the Lulonga which should be my next project