|Feb 16, 2012, 07:44 PM|
Gearbox pinion problems
I have a frustrating problem with a GWS gearbox, or the pinion really.
What I have is a Carl Goldberg Husky (which really doesn't matter). It requires a post mount gear box for an inrunner brushless motor. Great Planes/Tower Hobbies recommend a GWS 3.00/1 gear box and the AMMO 24-33-4040 inrunner. Being on the cheap side I tried buying a Turnigy Aerodrive B2435-4400 instead of the AMMO motor. Unfortunately the the shaft size is too small for the GWS pinion. So I broke down and bought the AMMO and the shaft is too big for the pinion. So now what can I do? The pinion is supposed to be 3mm, but the LHS says it is 2.8mm, the shaft on the AMMO is also supposed to be 3mm and the shaft on the Turnigy is supposed to be 2.5mm.
Is there a pinion I can buy to replace the GWS one (it is a 22 tooth) or is there a gear box that I can buy that will fit either of these motors?
Thank You in adavnce
|Feb 16, 2012, 11:21 PM|
Walter A. Wood also has a good selection of metric drill bits. Maybe you can find a 2.9+mm as well to start the hole with. 19/64" is 0.296mm. ACE hardware has those Irwin "numbered" drill bits which might suit.
As Hoppy says, drilling out that extra 0.1mm or 0.2mm will be easy enough IF you use a drill press.
|Feb 17, 2012, 01:00 AM|
http://www.e-flightline.com/ sells Cobri gear boxes. They have 3mm pinions although it looks like they don't sell individual pinions anymore. That is an oddball size motor (24mm), does it line up in the GWS gearbox?
I checked BP Hobbies (this is where I've been buying 20mm motor gearboxes lately) and they don't sell 3mm pinions. I checked a couple other vendors with no luck. Seems like Tower Hobbies would sell the pinion for their motors?
Sounds like your best bet would be to drill it out. Otherwise buy another inrunner with a 2mm shaft.
|Mar 12, 2012, 05:39 PM|
Drill it out
You can silver solder the new gear on if its a bit loose. Simple to do. Just don't over heat the gear or shaft. If the pinion is a bit loose you just warm it with a hobby pen torch and let the solder wick in. Thats a solid fix.
Per a friend who's been doing it on his high performance sailplanes turning 18" props.
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