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Motor/gearbox options uk.

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Typhoon56, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. Typhoon56

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    Hello everyone, iv researched and schemed and think im ready to start my first 2DOF build, but im really struggling to find a motor/ gearbox suitable in the UK, anyone else in the UK had the same problem ? someone able to point me in the right direction, I really want to have them in my hands before I start to fabricate anything.

    Thanks Lee
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    I'm really not wanting to import , warranty and support reasons.
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    Well try searching locally for something with equivalent specs.
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    I used a pair of wheelchair motors - plenty of power !

    where are you located ? I have a spare set I may sell
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    Gadget999 I started looking at them this afternoon looks like a good option, what gearbox you using with them ?

    I'm located in Cambridgeshire.

    Thanks Lee