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Old Apr 11, 2002, 07:36 AM
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Looking for dead CD ROM (36x or faster)

Yes this is E-Flight related. I want to pull the motor out and rewind it to fly a small helicopter. If anybody has a dead fastish cdrom that they'd be willing to sell please let me know. Thanks.
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Old Apr 11, 2002, 08:10 AM
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I bet almost any independant computer shop would have a couple of these they'd give you.
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Old Apr 11, 2002, 05:13 PM
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I have a 40X that no longer reads CDs that you can have. You can just pay the shipping costs from Foxboro, MA. Send me an email if you still need one.

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Old Apr 11, 2002, 05:41 PM
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Foxboro WOW, I'm in New Bedford. I didn't know there where any people here on the E-Zone so close.

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Old Apr 11, 2002, 06:01 PM
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What are you getting out of the drive?

I know it cant be the Mabuchi N20 (I have stripped them out of numerous drives) Is it the thin CD spinner motor? Let us in on the secret That spinner motor is right on the board!
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Old Apr 11, 2002, 06:16 PM
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There's a thread on the Ikarus board on how some people have modified the CDROM drive brushless motors for use in the piccolo...From what I've heard, it takes a bit of work to modify the winding but is supposed to work quite well -comparable to the astro 010.
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Old Apr 11, 2002, 09:14 PM
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Foxboro WOW, I'm in New Bedford. I didn't know there where any people here on the E-Zone so close.
I see more and more people from our area every day!!

tqpham,
Could you post a link to that thread or site?
Thanks-
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Old Apr 11, 2002, 09:25 PM
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here is one thread from the ikarus site. There are more threads here on ezone about the cdrom motors.

http://www.ikarus-modellbau.de/ubb/u...c;f=1;t=007156
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Thanks for the link Spaulding. I'll check here too.
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Old Apr 11, 2002, 10:14 PM
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Anyone pasted pics of this motor controller set up?? How about a thread link for getting into the nitty gritty.

I have a source for them in limited quantities but am interested to see where you have gone with these. I am interested in applying this to airplanes though . . . phil
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Old Apr 12, 2002, 09:27 AM
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Jim,

I may can get you some drives. I know several people in the computer industry and will make some calls. It may be that not all motors are what we need so getting several drives to you may help "us" out.

To all of ezone: Jim is VERY strong with respect to electrical ability. Thus, I suggest if you are interested in learning how to modify these motors for our use we contact Jim and give him drives if he will report his results. If I find any Jim I'll pay to send them to you. This project will benifit all of us!

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Old Apr 12, 2002, 11:42 AM
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I have been following this subject for a while as I used to own a piccolo. I think a lot of the experimentation has been done; 32 times cd rom motor, 26-28 gauge wire with 14-19 turns per stator in the illustrated wiring. Produces a 280 power, 18 gram motor. I am working on one now just waiting for the controller at this point. Hopefully within the next couple of weeks I'll have some results. The Ikarus thread is of a great help. Also if anything is in german just translate it with babelfish.
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Old Apr 12, 2002, 10:31 PM
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Foxboro WOW, I'm in New Bedford. I didn't know there where any people here on the E-Zone so close.

Dauntae

I am one of the few electric flyers at the Lazy Loopers club in Wrentham, MA. I am currently unemployed and taking full advantage of my free time to get some extra flying time.

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Old Apr 12, 2002, 10:47 PM
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I too have recently become unimployed but my part time job has become a little less than part time, The club I am joining is the Cloud Dancers in N Dartmouth MA. They are a good bunch of guys and they said if I can fly it then it's welcome, They have had some electrics members a few years ago there but none that really performed but my brother and I fly nothing but at the moment and are really wowing them with our planes. It is nice to have other people there to talk with about different setups and planes even though I'm sorta the baby there. I'm 31 and the majority of them are retired but they also seem to enjoy the conversation and seem very interested in what I have to say about my setup and plans for the next plane. I am currently starting a scratch build and as the club president said, I'm jumping in with both feet because I only have one build so far and that is my X-250. At liest I have some people that know what it is like to build to show off the plane when I finish.

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