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Springers.. RS380
« on: April 29, 2009, 10:25:26 pm »

Hi all

This is my first post, and a recent reintroduction to the fun of modelling.

I've decided to build a couple of springer tugs to get my children involved in the hobby, (I'm building the hulls, and then they will have free reign on the topsides  :}) I have from many years ago a couple of Graupner RS380 motors connected to a propshaft via 2:1 gearbox.

My thinking is that these would offer good duration as they  have low power consumption, but do people think that performance wise they will be poor? (my children are 2,4,6 so no formula one tugs required yet!)




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Re: Springers.. RS380
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2009, 10:49:00 pm »

I cant see a problem with the reduction gears , not sure of the motor though .
I have a 540 with a 3:1 graupner 1114.30 gear-box i my springer and it does the job on 6v , with a 50mm brass prop

I like to build my boats to play with, not to just look pretty,so they dont !


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Re: Springers.. RS380
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2009, 06:56:44 pm »

Thanks for that, 3 springers in production, sides and ends cut.. photos to follow  :-)
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