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Old 06-17-2006, 01:46 AM
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Hi, could someone tell me what a cd-rom motor is and how it would be used.

Thanks Ben.
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Old 06-17-2006, 02:20 AM
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Hi Ben, the answer to your questions and a lot more info on CD Roms, DIY (do it yourself) Motors, is here; http://www.southernsoaringclub.org.za/
Ron van Sommeren provided the link to the Southern Soaring Club's website, Brain Mulder did the articles and they're great! After you get the club site, click on " Articles from Southeasters" then "Electric Motors Pt.1"
hope it helps!
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Old 06-18-2006, 02:51 PM
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Also check out gobrushless.com.
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Old 06-22-2006, 09:39 PM
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New to this forum (needed to explore the world outside the Hobby Lobb... er.. um.. RGC forum) but Brian's articles are great. There's also an entire forum devoted to these motors with over 1200 users and 6000 articles.

http://www.gobrushless.com/forum

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Old 06-23-2006, 02:31 AM
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Hi Ben,

All of the information sources offered here are excellent.

In answer to your question, a CD-ROM motor is homemade brushless motor made from motor parts found in a computer CD-ROM drive.

A few years ago, some clever flyers discovered how to adapt these motors to power R/C aircraft, and many CD-ROM drives were ripped apart to scavenge the needed parts. While you can still sacrifice a CD-ROM drives to get the parts, it is no longer necessary to do this. Companies such as Steve's GoBrushless.com now make the parts available and even sell inexpensive kits containing all the parts you need.

Be careful! Building your own brushless motors is fun and can be habit-forming!

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Old 06-23-2006, 03:25 AM
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howdy jeff what's shakin

yeah building motors has turned into a hobby within a hobby... kinda scary actually.
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Old 06-23-2006, 06:36 AM
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Hi Steve-

It's sure nice to run into you. Things have come a long way since that first shipment of parts we all got from you. Who knew how much it would grow?

In addition to being fun in itself, the homemade motor sub-hobby helped to moderate the pricing of brushless motors in general. It's been a great time for motor buyers and builders.

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Old 06-23-2006, 04:29 PM
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cd-rom motors are great! I have one in my Windbuster with a 3" prop, it scoots! Here' my daughter with the plane about 2 years ago:



Also, here's two videos' of me flying my WB about 2-3 years ago:


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My, UP!

That Little thing ain't a parkflyer for sure.

Love the way it "lands". Takes the whole P/L to come to a stop.
 
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It scoots for sure, with a good head wind, it takes a lot less room to land. I'm stuck with hard surfaces because of the small wheels. I dusted it off as well and plan to fly it at the empty hs parking lot initially to see what I'm dealing with. I have had to be very inventive in finding flying spots around here between the sports activities and trees. In Round Rock there (was) tons of vacant lots to parkfly.

qban, I'm assuming the KS will float in and land in a lot less space, correct?
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It scoots for sure, with a good head wind, it takes a lot less room to land. I'm stuck with hard surfaces because of the small wheels. I dusted it off as well and plan to fly it at the empty hs parking lot initially to see what I'm dealing with. I have had to be very inventive in finding flying spots around here between the sports activities and trees. In Round Rock there (was) tons of vacant lots to parkfly.

qban, I'm assuming the KS will float in and land in a lot less space, correct?
YUP!

It comes in so slow you may be tempted to catch it in mid air.

With a seven to ten mph head wind it will almost hover to a landing. A majestic sight in the air, a great flying machine!
 
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what size cd rom motor and lipo battery would i use on a great planes mini super sportster i have a need for speed and don't have the knowledge to figure this out yet only 6mos into this great hobby HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
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