Author Options:

Anyone know about adding gears to a rubber band powered car? Answered

Would it increase the distance? If so, what size of gears or the gear ratio? How would I incorporate them to the wheels? 

1 Replies

Rotten194Best Answer (author)2010-03-11

It really depends. If the wheels have good traction and it's a smooth surface that you run the car on, you could probably gear down, making a larger gear turn a smaller gear. The smaller gear will turn faster, but have less torque. Too extreme, though, and you wont have enough torque to move the car.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer