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Nontraditional EP motors

Old 04-07-2004, 09:55 PM
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Default Nontraditional EP motors

Has anyone tried the motors from a vaccuum cleaner, trolling motor from a boat, etc? I figure with the right set of gears and a good battery, you could use these. Anyone tried it?
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Default RE: Nontraditional EP motors

I'm sure it could be done. Specially with battery driven devices such as "dustbusters" etc. Certain havier applications such as trolling motors, are built for a Heavy Duty application and I wouldn't suggest those type of motors.
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Default RE: Nontraditional EP motors

That's what I was thinking, with the trolling motor that is. I might could use it for a large car or boat though; it definately has the torque.

Luckily, there is a vaccuum shop here in town and I could probably get some old motors cheap (that's why I asked).

By the way, for those that have tried CD-ROM motors: how much power did they have? I mean, what size plane can be powered by one?

And what size engine (the speed kind) would be the same powerwise as a .4 or .46?

Thanks again

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