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clinker

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model flight motor
« on: April 24, 2014, 12:44:47 pm »

Hi, I have been given a "BARRACUDA" model flight motor, which is 3" dia.and31/2" long with a 8mm dia shaft. I can't find any information on this motor and am hoping someone can help me out here, I am hoping it will be o.k. to put in my tug Sea Trojen???
                                                                   
                          many thanks
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Re: model flight motor
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2014, 02:16:56 pm »

Hi Clinker.
   Its a motor from the 1980`s think it was black similar to a car fan motor.  You would probably find the spec for it in an old mag advert for MFA stuff. Should be all right for the tug plenty of torque .
         Frank.
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Re: model flight motor
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2014, 02:37:25 pm »

MFA Barracuda
L 79mm x 76mm Dia 5/16" shaft,0.9Kg, !) pole Balanced armature
4A on load 12V 6A on load 24V
12V 4000 RPM  24V 8000RPM
Suitable  3 - 4 Ft boats.


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Re: model flight motor
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2014, 03:15:35 pm »

Many thank's for the information Frank and Ned, I will be using this motor in my 44" sea trojen eventually,lot's more to do yet .
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Re: model flight motor
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2014, 04:03:43 pm »

Hi, You can tell if it is a barracuda as it has a little pipe sticking up. I have used these motors for years. An excellent choice.
I ran my "Tyne Model" Northsider on a Barracuda, Geared 3 to 1 swinging a 5" prop, (prop shop). Nemesis
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Re: model flight motor
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2014, 09:48:40 am »

Hi nemesis,I am intending to use this motor for my tug with a kort nozzle swinging a 90mm prop,so according to the different coment's that I've received it sound's like it will cope very well.


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Re: model flight motor
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2014, 11:17:54 am »

Hi, Depending on the pitch of the prop it should be ok, check after running 10 minutes and see if the motor is getting warmish, fuse at 10 amp. I always drilled a little hole at the rear to oil the back bearing. Regards, nemesis.
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