Pros: Easy to install and inexpensive but over time will cost more than a brushless motor.
Cons: Requires heat sinks, lasts about 30 full flights on average, generates a good amount of RF Noise.
This is the current standard tail motor found on many simple 4-channel single rotor electric helicopters. This tail motor does it's job decently. It typically comes with an 8t pinion or 10t pinion. It has a decent voltage operating range from 1.5v to 15 volts typically. The average life cycle is about 30 full flights before needing replacement.
Ways to increase the longevity:
1. Add a tail motor heat sink. Typically I use two or three as the heat sinks are skinny. X-treme productions sells a tail motor heat sink that is wide enough to cover the tail motor.
2. Tail jerking results from the tremendous RF(Radio Frequncy) Noise that gets generated. On the Excced Falcon 40/ Walkera #4, the noise causes random tail jerks when in flight. This can be minimized by getting a line filter and inserting between the Tail Rx input and the tail motor connector.
Last Edit: Jun 28, 2009 17:53:05 GMT -6 by rtfheli
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Sept 1, 2015 9:38:55 GMT -6
akphill: I still fly heli's and quads too
Sept 9, 2015 18:47:22 GMT -6
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Sept 13, 2015 18:57:19 GMT -6
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Sept 16, 2015 20:26:19 GMT -6
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Sept 18, 2015 18:37:57 GMT -6
r/c basher: Best part about it though, is she can fly them with me haha.
Sept 18, 2015 18:40:53 GMT -6
Doozer: Did you ever sell those micros?
Sept 18, 2015 19:22:27 GMT -6
akphill: You would think with 533 members we would get some action here ?
Oct 3, 2015 23:44:21 GMT -6
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Oct 4, 2015 21:25:12 GMT -6
akphill: So who is getting registered
Feb 18, 2016 11:46:59 GMT -6
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Feb 23, 2016 21:31:33 GMT -6