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Old Jan 14, 2002, 05:29 PM
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would you pay for an actuator winding service???

well, the thought came across me that actuator coil winding is much too fiddly for some people,yet they want to do it. They go to cloud 9 and look for one, and then they see the 25$ + bill they would have to pay. Well no more! I would like to start making actuators for DPC boards, and distrubute them for 4$ or less. around 100 ohms each, and weighing just 1/2 a gram, these actuators are wound out of 41 AUG wire!

well, any people interested?
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Old Jan 14, 2002, 05:37 PM
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heres a coil......
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Old Jan 14, 2002, 05:39 PM
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What are the dimensions of your coils?

Will you provide leader wires installed?

Will you custom wind to other specs?
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Old Jan 14, 2002, 05:43 PM
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dimentions:

actuator is about 8 MM in diameter, 2.5 MM thick and the hole is 3.5 MM wide.

leader wires are standard

I can custom wind to other specifications but only with 41 AUG wire.......

good to see interest!

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Old Jan 14, 2002, 05:56 PM
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does std leader wire mean it is the same diameter as the coils or thicker?

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Old Jan 14, 2002, 06:15 PM
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same diameter.

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Old Jan 14, 2002, 06:40 PM
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Im interested let us know when your ready
to take orders
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Old Jan 14, 2002, 08:10 PM
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I'm glad it is you and not me, $4 is way to cheap for me. Because I want to see many others going to coils, I will make you a deal. Would you like some 44 awg wire. I have a spool that did not turn out too well, still usable wire, just not as tight as I would like on the spool. It is yours for free, if you are willing to sell coils with it.

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Old Jan 14, 2002, 09:27 PM
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fill,

You have a deal! Also, the whole reason I am doing this is for the hobby. obviously, 4$ isnt going to make me riches, but it will help a lot of people into Actuators with 20$ less cost!

I am going to ship them in envelopes in ziplockbags padded with kleenex (unused)

prices are as shown:

Coil and magnet= 5.50 + shipping
magnet= 30C a piece + shipping (min order is 2)
coil alone= 5.00 + Shipping

Chew on that skyhooks/cloud9!

Paul

note* magnets are NEODIUM magnets!
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Old Jan 14, 2002, 10:09 PM
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I agree can't get rich selling for 5 bucks. I was(note was) selling magnet wire for $8, while each spool was over an hour of time invested, I can work at Taco Bell for that kind of Money! Not to mention I have over 70 bucks invested into the wire, couldn't find small quanties over here in the Americas. So now that 8 dollars was just paying for what I had invested, and yet again Taco Bell would have paid much better. Thanks to all, I have sold 13 spools and now finished. Half of my 2 pound spool is now gone, because no one got just an ounce, spools started at 32 grams+ or in other words 5600 feet of wire. Good luck to every one who bought wire, and hope you are happy with how the spools turned out. If not please e-mail me, to work something out. And Buddly6, I didn't keep your shipping address, so can you update me with your address, and I will get the wire out. Email me at fillupc@hotmail.com
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Old Jan 15, 2002, 04:04 AM
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This sounds like I could jump on this.

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Old Jan 15, 2002, 04:26 AM
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I think most everyone interested in actuators should be interested. $5.50 each is cheap, versus $20 or $30 each. but, how do they work vs. a bird/

now just have to get some dpc's from sh&r! will these work with the sh&r dpc's?
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Old Jan 15, 2002, 04:51 AM
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Just thought I'd mention that I already do this although I don't really advertise and my price is not quite as low as Pauls. I do mainly 200ohm coils with I think 44awg(0.05mm) wire and these have terminals. I sell these for 7GPB which is around $10. This includes a 3mm*2mm neo magnet and postage. I can do 100ohm coils as well and I use 0.065mm wire for these to keep the turns count up. There size matches the magnets and they look almost Identical to Pauls. Can't compete with those prices but I have to say that the coil winding process is stressful enough that I welcome others.

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Old Jan 15, 2002, 08:49 AM
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Graham

I agree, you can't beat Paul's price. I wouldn't even want to do it for the price that you are selling it for. Not until you have a method down, the 30 dollars for a Bird sounds like a winner, I almost caved in a bought a couple after destroying a few coils trying to get them apart. Now that Paul will be getting some 44awg wire, he will also be able to play with other coil sizes. I don't under stand why you change wire size to go to a smaller Ohm coil. You said you go to .065 wire to keep the turn count up, does this give you more power? I don't know much about the physics behind this, but seems like a 100 ohm coil will always draw the same current regardless of the wire size?

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Old Jan 15, 2002, 10:27 AM
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basically the torque is proportional to the current AND the number of turns. I could use the same wire for 100ohm coils but you start to loose out due to the no of turns going down. There is a happy medium as if the wire used is too thick the weight goes up and the sie of coil is such that the outer turns are inefficiently coupled.

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