What gears are you using?

Discussion in 'Propulsion' started by JustinScott, Apr 1, 2023.

  1. JustinScott

    JustinScott Well-Known Member

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    Where are you guys getting your drive gears? Which teeth, what pitch, etc?

    Time will tell if I’m happy with my all-in-one geared motors…. So I’m looking at backup options.
     
  2. Commodore

    Commodore Well-Known Member

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    I'm using mostly the Traxxas 28 tooth drive gear on the prop shaft:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2349129544...SrCG34uhuHgsc8KTDfmeCN2g==|tkp:Bk9SR8KypeHnYQ

    and some variation on this theme for the motor:


    View: https://www.amazon.com/Hardened-Pinion-Compatible-Metric-Pitch/dp/B07ZX22F2G/ref=sr_1_5?crid=3HOOKCDE2IKLA&keywords=32+pitch+pinion+gear+3.175mm&qid=1680373846&sprefix=32+pitch+pin%2Caps%2C124&sr=8-5


    Mind you, I have a bunch that I bought back when you could get the good gears from Tower Hobbies. Now that everything is ChinaKrap, well, I'd probably go with something like those. I'd prefer brass, but whatevah. Just be aware that if you get Aluminum, they will wear out fairly quickly. That is, they won't last forever.
     
  3. tgalx3

    tgalx3 Well-Known Member

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    What kind of grease are you using for the drive gears?
     
  4. Commodore

    Commodore Well-Known Member

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