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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? 


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Best Answer 11 years ago

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.