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Old May 29, 2008, 02:44 AM
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Broken Micro Mosquito Tail Motor

I broke the tail motor of my micro mosquito and I am wondering where I can get a replacement motor. I tried radioshack and a local hobby store but they don't sell those really tiny motors. Does this tiny motor fall in the same category as vibrator motors?
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Old May 29, 2008, 02:51 AM
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I broke the tail motor of my micro mosquito and I am wondering where I can get a replacement motor. I tried radioshack and a local hobby store but they don't sell those really tiny motors. Does this tiny motor fall in the same category as vibrator motors?
How about those motors from 2CH helis usually sold at toy stores?
Other sources are - vibra-ring motors from old cellphones, pager motors, etc.
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Old May 29, 2008, 02:56 AM
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I found this link http://www.rctoys.com/rc-toys-and-pa...RADE-KITS.html
its a replacement boom and motor.. but i dont need the boom and definitely dont need to spend extra for boom and shipping.. Thanks eqmod, i'll try to look for some at toy stores, but the tail motor of the micro M is really really tiny, I'll be lucky to find a match
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Old May 29, 2008, 05:48 PM
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They DO sell the motors alone, but they only sell in quantities

Quantity:
(2) Motors - $15
http://www.rctoys.com/rc-toys-and-pa...ECTRONICS.html

(4) Motors - $25
http://www.rctoys.com/rc-toys-and-pa...ECTRONICS.html

If you really are truly going to stick with the Micro M, you might as well buy the 4 pack.
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Old May 30, 2008, 02:04 AM
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thanks rawfuls, but those are for the main motor.. the motor for the tail is different its way smaller. im thinking of getting the motor/tail..
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Old May 30, 2008, 05:34 PM
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Oh, sorry.
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Old Jun 01, 2008, 09:37 AM
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You might PM this guy and see if he will sell you one. I recently bought from him, and he is an excellent seller! http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=872353
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Old Jun 01, 2008, 02:30 PM
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Hi, I recently tore apart an old computer CD drive and there were a couple of really small motors inside it although I don't know if they would work in a MM.
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Old Jun 03, 2008, 01:11 AM
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THanks guys, But i think I'm sticking with my motorless tail MM. LOL. I decided to add a tail fin to compensate for the lost tail weight as well as to provide rotational stability. I added just light enough tail fin to keep center of gravity towards the nose for a permanent slight forward motion during flight. I am also getting a bit more flight time, probably due to the decreased power consumption since i dont have the tail motor. I'm posting a photo of the MM. Might post a video of it too.. Thanks again guys
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Old Jun 03, 2008, 01:14 AM
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MM pics

Here are the pics.
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Old Jun 03, 2008, 03:58 AM
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Here's a video of the MM

video quality is poor.

Video Link:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=874019
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Old Jun 07, 2008, 12:09 PM
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I saw a new micro mosquito, i think its named firefly, it doesnt have a tail motor and it flies permanently forward. Is this a good heli?
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Old Jun 07, 2008, 12:20 PM
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You can get the entire Mosquito for $28 on DX. Shipping is free. That way you'll have all the replacement parts from your first one as well as an extra transmitter.
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 06:39 PM
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Would anyone happen to know the specs on the tail motors of the mosquitos? I measured it as 4mm diameter by 8mm length, but I'm not sure how to determine the ohms. The motors can be purchased at:

https://www.homefly.com/products.asp?id=44

And the main drives are the Didel Mk7 red 2.3 ohm motors on this site. It looks like they would have a suitable tail motor replacement if I could just determine the impedence.
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