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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Springer Tugs => Topic started by: Gardener on November 04, 2018, 05:43:36 PM

Title: Springer motor and mount
Post by: Gardener on November 04, 2018, 05:43:36 PM
what would be a good motor and mount combo for the Springer Tug.
I was going to use a brushed motor with 7.2v battery ...
Thanks
Dave
Title: Re: Springer motor and mount
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 04, 2018, 06:30:05 PM
 
Yep, that's what most people use.
 A slow revving 5 pole, 550 is a good choice
Title: Re: Springer motor and mount
Post by: Gardener on November 04, 2018, 07:00:58 PM
 :-))
What make is that ?
Title: Re: Springer motor and mount
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 04, 2018, 07:12:01 PM
 
This one i think: https://www.componentshop.co.uk/540-dc-motor-6-12v-noise-attenuated-mfa.html

 ... someone double check please!
Title: Re: Springer motor and mount
Post by: Gardener on November 04, 2018, 07:26:26 PM
 :-))
Title: Re: Springer motor and mount
Post by: CGAux26 on November 05, 2018, 04:11:24 PM
For the motor mount I use a piece of aluminum "El," cut from a 3' length from the hardware store.  And a 550 motor running on 6 VDC SLA batteries.
Title: Re: Springer motor and mount
Post by: Gardener on November 05, 2018, 04:16:08 PM
 :-))
Title: Re: Springer motor and mount
Post by: Arrow5 on November 05, 2018, 04:45:38 PM
Hi Gardener, try Anglia Models in Gorleston. They sell some very well engineered motor mounts in heavy gauge aluminium for about a fiver. They also do all the other bits for Springer build.  Two SLA batteries  from Component Shop are used as ballast as well as power source. Have you plodded through the Springer section on Mayhem ?  Have you got theme in mind for superstructure? Keep it light. BTW  pictures...its a rule. <*<
Title: Re: Springer motor and mount
Post by: Gardener on November 05, 2018, 05:15:34 PM
Thanks for help, building a traditional Springer Tug ...
 :-))