Reluctance Motor In The News

Chrome users may need to refresh the screen to see embedded video. A reluctance motor is a different breed. It is a form of a brushless motor. However, the brushless motors we use in the RC hobby, the number of stater teeth (each iron segment that is wound with copper wire) will always be 3,6,9,12…; …

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Ryno Motors

At first I thought this was a fake viral video, however, it’s all true. Imagine a device that can go anywhere you walk, on the sidewalk, on the street, in an elevator or to the mall. Yet on only one wheel. It’s the on set of accelerometers and similar devices that are used in toy’s, …

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Quad Copter Designers Kit Gets 4 Massive Motors – 1.6kw

Mark Harrison in San Francisco East Bay posts up a build log and test flights of the Quad Copter Designers Kit.  Project is dubbed Arcticopter II.   Check it out. http://eastbay-rc.blogspot.com/2011/05/arcticopter-ii-build-part-1.html  http://eastbay-rc.blogspot.com/2011/05/arcticopter-ii-build-part-2.html  http://eastbay-rc.blogspot.com/2011/05/arcticopter-ii-test-videos.html  Thanks for the feedback Mark!

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Look what Mark Stephens of Virginia sent me: After crashing with pusher config, I cut off the top of pusher mount to just use as perch. I’ve got three diff size battery trays, axle mounts, vertical stabilizer mount, boom mount, and a few mounting thingies on the bottom in case I need them later. I …

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Hand Made R-985 Dummy Radial

Photo provided by Donald Kurtz, local scale builder. He’s building a Beech 18 and needed two dummy radials. No engine kit was available in the correct scale. The metal parts are K&S aluminum and copper tubing. The brass you see on the plug wires is brass rod. Cylinders are hardwood dowel, heads and rocker boxes …

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