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Old Oct 08, 2012, 08:52 PM
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If the motor is REALLY weak on a 12V battery, it may well be a 12V wind. Mine would launch 3 meter gliders, but only slowly. I know mine is 12V because I didn't know any better when I ordered it. Presumably, you'd get less rpm per volt on a 12V wind, but I don't know what that rpm should be. A 12V wind should have twice as many turns as a 6V wind, but again, I don't know how many turns that is. I'm not really a winch expert, so I've probably already told you most of what I know.

BTW, a neat trick for winding line onto the drum in a controllable way is to use a battery charger for power, instead of a battery. The low current means there won't be much of a pull.
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