I think in the end your transmission would wind up being bigger than
the car. I might be wrong here, so folks hop right in and smack me for it,
but the transmissions you saw on those cars is a bit more than a series of
standard trannies. A lot more torque, too! Have you given any thought to
perhaps a sheave arrangement that could be adjusted with a servo? You
aren't dealing with phenomenal amounts of torque there, and you can get all
the ratios in one manageable device.
From: Jared Hoylman <jh0794@d...
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 3:41 AM
Subject: [noparse][[/noparse]basicstamps] OT Drive Transmission
> Hello Stampers,
> I am thinking about making a Remote Control "Super" car using a few
> stamps. I was wanting to use a DC motor to drive the car, but I wanted
> car to perform very well at low and high speeds, so I am in need of a
> A few years ago I was watching NHRA Today and saw how the Funny Cars
> Rails were geared and how the transmission system worked. If I recall
> correctly they used 5 or 6 back to back two speed transmissions. This is
> kinda what I am looking for but in a smaller scale of course.
> My idea was to find (or make) about four clutch driven 2 speed
> transmissions to place back to back to get good low end torque and great
> high end speed. I was wondering if anyone has ever seen things like this
> a small scale.
> I was hoping to have them be able to be "shifted" by a lever so that
> could hook up a solenoid to each transmission and shift the gears
> as the car is being driven.
> Maybe I am dreaming here, but I figured I would ask to find out.
> Jared Hoylman
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