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tobyker

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Paddle drive?
« 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)
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Re: Paddle drive?
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Paddle drive?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 03:47:56 PM »

Is your tiger fun to play with?
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Re: Paddle drive?
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Paddle drive?
« Reply #4 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
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