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Old Dec 28, 2007, 08:12 AM
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Different motor installation

On my SE5a I decided to go with a CDROM motor rather than the eflite 250. It was cheaper and I'm sure its a bit more powerful. I got it from Randy at , Its a ~20 turn motor. (I'll check on the # of turns)

Here is the motor, notice the CRDROM shaft size compared to the Carbon tube used for mounting the EFLITE 250

Here was the size difference, the carbon tube EFLITE provided with the kit is 0.309"

and the shaft of the CDROM is 0.376"

So to make an adapter I cut a piece of round nylon stock (I think balsa block would even work for this)

Then I made a pilot hole thru the center so the bigger drills have a hole to follow thru

On this end I drilled for the EFLITE carbon tube, the hole is complete and the tube fits nicely.

Then I turned the piece around and drilled for the shaft on the CDROM motor. The hole is complete and the motor fits great.

Here is the finished tube all trimmed up ready for installation

Here are some more pictures showing the fit


btw, this is the glue I used to hold the tubes together and onto the CDROM, its about ~$3 from wallyworld and it expands like gorrila glue, so use in moderation

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