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Aug 24, 2003, 03:09 AM
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What kind of motors are these?


I just got some Mabuchi motors at a surplus store:

The only sticker on the side states:
FF-180PH
BN 98 17 19

What speed is that? Any specs? THey accept from 3-12V is all I know and seems to spin pretty fast when I powerd them up with 7.2V.

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Aug 24, 2003, 03:24 AM
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Seraph,

I'll move this to Power Systems.

tim
Aug 24, 2003, 06:13 AM
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Does it look like this?



If so, then it's a variation of a "180" class motor such as used in the Clancy Baby Bee ARF. The second set of numbers that you show is the manufacturing date code.
How much did you pay for this motor? From where did you buy it?

BTW - the motor shown in the pic is for an HPI 1/18th scale RS4 R/C car. There are several types of high performance motors of this type available for the car - either high torque or high RPM. No reason why they couldn't be used in an airplane; other than high relative cost (aftermarket R/C car parts tend to be way overpriced).
Last edited by babblefish; Aug 24, 2003 at 06:21 AM.
Aug 24, 2003, 05:56 PM
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Yes they are it. I got them for 1.25 a piece and I got 4 of them. Do you know the RPM for them? I got them from American Sicence Surplus.

Lwin
Aug 24, 2003, 05:57 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by tim hooper
Seraph,

I'll move this to Power Systems.

tim
Thanks Tim.
Aug 24, 2003, 10:52 PM
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Put them on a bench power drill press with a known rpm at its highest setting and measure the voltage. Rpm/Volts = KV. Eg 1000rpm, 0.3V means KV = 1000/0.3 = 3333rpm/V
Aug 25, 2003, 01:01 AM
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yea slap a flyzone red prop with the white spinners .. you can buy them two per pack at your local hobbie store or order online.. press one of those 4dia 3pitch props on the motor and with a 7cell pack of 150n sanyos go to town. ... there not high rpm motors but used DD they will fly a 24in span racer with ease.. i have two of those long can motors and two shorter can motors that provide longer runtimes at a lighter weight ..I use the shorter ones for nimh cells and lipoly cells as the amp draw is within there limits.. good luck.. !
Aug 25, 2003, 05:23 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Seraph
Yes they are it. I got them for 1.25 a piece and I got 4 of them. Do you know the RPM for them? I got them from American Sicence Surplus.

Lwin
Not sure what their max RPM is, but $1.25 is a killer deal. They usually go for about $10 at the hobby stores. I'd like to buy about 10 of these. Does American Science sell mail order? Do they have a website? Phone number?

Thanks;
Wes
Aug 25, 2003, 02:27 PM
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FF-180PH specs


2 Models available on Mabuchi Electrics website for specs, but this doesn't mean other variants aren't available.

Here is a link to the specs:



Mabuchi Electrics Specs for FF-180PH/SH motors
Aug 25, 2003, 03:28 PM
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Originally posted by Dave Hederich
http://www.sciplus.com/category.cfm?...8&category=171
Thanks Dave
Aug 25, 2003, 04:39 PM
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The motor looks very similar to one of the three motors appearing in most CD ROM drives.

Zoran
Aug 25, 2003, 04:50 PM
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Which one? I am only about 20 minute away from the shop so I can drop by and have a look at them.

I think I will do something with dual prop or quad prop plane. Perhaps an airliner of some sort.


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