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Brushless motors in DVD player??

Old 10-16-2005, 07:57 AM
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Ive heard of guys using motors out of a CD ROM player in a foamie plane. Im looking to build my own foamie and I am starting to acquire the parts. Have an old broken DVD player that I am not using, will the motors from DVD player also work?? What size ESC would I need??

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If the DVD motor is a brushless motor with a multiple of 3 stator teeth, then it may be usable. The brushless controllers we use require a multiple of 3 teeth.

The current rating of the ESC depends on how many turns of wire you put on the motor. In most cases, the no-load current will probably be less than 2A. When you add a prop, you'll definitely want to have a wattmeter connected to monitor current consumption.

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Default RE: Brushless motors in DVD player??

Most of these guys rewind and re-magnet the cdrom/dvd motors. Otherwise, you won't get much out of them. There are entire websites on the subject.

If you want to try it, go here for a start..... [link=][/link]

Good luck
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