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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r/c basher: It's a blizzard outside... 100 car pile up on I94.
Jan 9, 2015 11:10:29 GMT -6
Doozer: Put a video up of the Dromida in Action
Jan 31, 2015 12:19:20 GMT -6
Doozer: Welcome new people! Start up or post in a thread!
Feb 4, 2015 10:15:14 GMT -6
kiwi1080: Been a while since I have been in here, things have changed I see. We have planes and cars involved, very nice. Now we need RC boats!! I've gotten into boats, cars, and quads as well as the original CP helis. What is everyone flying these days??
Feb 4, 2015 19:57:39 GMT -6
Doozer: building and flying planks mainly. I fly a little 250 heli now and then, the micro quads occasionally too. Just got into cars about a week ago, and I just got a TA RC18T/B 2 kit. Kind of like a heli kit that you build, not RTR.
Feb 4, 2015 22:23:26 GMT -6
Doozer: Good to see ya.
Feb 4, 2015 22:24:27 GMT -6
Dave: Welcome back kiwi, good to have you back home
Feb 5, 2015 7:38:58 GMT -6
r/c basher: Some free rc stuff in the for sale section and an XMod rc car.
Feb 8, 2015 14:36:44 GMT -6
Doozer: I added more to the Ult Bipe build thread starting at the Fuse. I actually had a ton of images to sift through to see which ones I should use. The build thread is just about as hard as the build... but I don't mind
Feb 12, 2015 11:55:01 GMT -6
kiwi1080: I'm flying quads and a little Blade 130x and TREX 250 at the moment. Getting some good videos and doing a little 3D flight in between! Waiting for it to get warmer so I can take my Spartan out to the lake again for a spin! Anyone into boats out there?
Feb 12, 2015 21:07:11 GMT -6
Doozer: Man, I've surfed and sailed most of my life, just not that much over the last 10 years, but there's not a drop of water near me...that's clean enough for me to put my hands in, or I'd have a boat. I used to own RC Surfer Lisa, that was a blast.
Feb 14, 2015 8:22:20 GMT -6
r/c basher: My quad flying skills are a little rusty..
Feb 15, 2015 11:15:35 GMT -6
kiwi1080: Finding it a little hard to maintain that GPS and altitude lock are you basher?!
Feb 17, 2015 20:09:21 GMT -6
r/c basher: Naw I was flying in my house and kept crashing full speed into the wall haha. Quads don't have very good brakes.
Feb 17, 2015 22:05:52 GMT -6
Doozer: RC18T2 Build is up.
Feb 22, 2015 13:55:07 GMT -6
r/c basher: My 21st Birthday today!!
Feb 22, 2015 16:17:54 GMT -6