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
Doozer: added paint pics and specs at the end.
Feb 23, 2015 12:01:55 GMT -6
Doozer: Probably should move the last post I made in "Electric" out of electric
Feb 28, 2015 17:25:46 GMT -6
r/c basher: Ah don't worry about it! It has an electronic servo and receiver so it counts!
Feb 28, 2015 22:51:06 GMT -6
r/c basher: Selling my Esky Belt CP if anyone's interested. It's almost new with very little flying time.
Mar 1, 2015 18:24:18 GMT -6
r/c basher: Also selling my Losi Micro-T and Micro Desert Truck
Mar 2, 2015 21:40:52 GMT -6
r/c basher: Esky Belt CP is SOLD! That was fast.. Sold it for $130 shipped, was that to cheap? It needed a radio system.
Mar 2, 2015 21:46:58 GMT -6
Doozer: how much for the micro t. I think that was a good price for the belt.
Mar 2, 2015 23:08:17 GMT -6
Doozer: for some reason I can't get the shout box to work with firefox. Have to use chrome
Mar 2, 2015 23:09:05 GMT -6
r/c basher: For you Dooz $80 shipped for the Micro-t and micro desert truck. The Micro-t is complete w/ 2 bodies, aluminum a-arms, and several other minor upgrades. The micro desert truck is almost complete, I can send pics if your interested.
Mar 3, 2015 19:29:00 GMT -6
Doozer: man... that's really tempting and a great deal, but I need to make sure that I don't have to sink anymore money into the redcat first. I'm thinking about a belt drive and I pull the trigger on that.... sell them if you can. If in a week or so they aren't
Mar 4, 2015 8:04:10 GMT -6
Doozer: sold. let me know. I'll probably do it.
Mar 4, 2015 8:04:34 GMT -6
Doozer: If I pull the trigger **
Mar 4, 2015 8:05:13 GMT -6
Doozer: Anyone know what I have to turn off in Firefox to get shoutbox to work. Ever since I upgraded to the new version it wont let me use it. Davo?
Mar 4, 2015 8:06:47 GMT -6
r/c basher: Sounds good Dooz, no idea on the Firefox issue I like my things with Chrome
Mar 4, 2015 13:51:14 GMT -6
r/c basher: I'll probably put my micro-t on ebay for a super high price to see if anyone bites.. No price too high when it's income tax season!
Mar 4, 2015 14:27:21 GMT -6
Doozer: yeah man, seriously, if you don't get the price you want, I'll take them, but really try to get better than that first. I'll be your back up plan.
Mar 4, 2015 15:49:42 GMT -6
Dave: not a clue Doozer
Mar 5, 2015 12:37:17 GMT -6
Doozer: Not dead, just a bunch of papers due over the next two weeks.... Zero time
Apr 7, 2015 22:19:48 GMT -6
Doozer: Put a Jetpro pipe on the Redcat. Can't run it on pavement anymore. So much torque on the front end. Will post a vid when I can
Apr 7, 2015 22:21:17 GMT -6