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Old Sep 20, 2012, 07:32 AM
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Winch drum with brake band

Looking for a winch drum with brake groove and any other parts to build a better sailplane winch than the one I currently use.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 07:47 AM
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This guy sells great stuff:

http://www.mgertech.com/COMET-WINCHES.htm

Here is a pic of the one I built from his parts:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...1&postcount=18

Alan
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 07:57 AM
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Wow, nice work!
Thanks for the link to Comet, emailed them last week and waiting for reply.
What are you using for foot switch?
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 11:48 AM
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I have a new drum with brake v groove for $100.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 02:49 PM
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I am using a Linemaster Clipper 636-S which is a two stage and using the wiring shown on this page under Two-Stage Winch Wiring:
http://isoar.ca/~andrewm/rc/winch/wiring.html

Also I have the two contacts in the foot switch set so that one connects then the other. This way one solenoid is never arcing and if one sticks you can tell when operating the foot switch without it getting stuck on.

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Old Sep 20, 2012, 02:51 PM
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Also, the guy at Comet takes awhile as the winch parts and kits are a side job. And for the price it is worth the wait.

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