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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 4:57 pm 
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after attempting to make a electric powered Curtiss "Jenny"a while back, I've been wondering if any body has a good sorce for light, high powered electric moters? the one I used was waaayyy to heavy, and not nearly powerful enough. but then, it wasn't ment to be used for that.

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 5:28 pm 
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I would ask at www.smallflyingarts.com


http://www.smallflyingarts.com/cgi-bin/ ... 877005/8#8
Check out this thread

I post there for my balsa addiction!

I have made a rubber powered FG FW-190 but the torque was an issue so I chuck my toys inside at the office most of the time.

http://www.zippyvideos.com/551270337531 ... per_smash/
Here is a test of a compressed air powered plane that did not go well!

I have a much improved version ready to crash when it dries out in Texas...


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I have read, at the Virtual Aerodrome, of some people having success using the motors in CD-ROM drives.


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 Post subject: Re: motors?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:43 pm 
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WII wrote:
after attempting to make a electric powered Curtiss "Jenny"a while back, I've been wondering if any body has a good sorce for light, high powered electric moters? the one I used was waaayyy to heavy, and not nearly powerful enough. but then, it wasn't ment to be used for that.


a fiddler's green single engined model scaled to a 30 to 38 inch wingspan can easily be powered by a GWS 350 geared motor....

There are lots of guys who are building great flying versions of Fiddler's Green planes.

I'm surprised there isn't more participation in this forum.

I have two links in this forum to FG foamies powered by GWS 350s.


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Hi, I'm new in these parts.

I'm surprised no one mentioned pager motors. You can buy them http://www.didel.com

...or rip them out of old mobile phones/pagers (Although sometimes you have to crack off the hard weight on the shaft - use mole grip pliers, wear goggles)

For use in combination with lipos or even a capacitor if you want super light and super simple indoor foamies :)

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 Post subject: Re: motors?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:00 pm 
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Go to WattFlyer.com for assistance.

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