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Motors should I keep?
« on: January 29, 2015, 08:16:56 PM »

Hi All
Started clearing out the last of my plane stuff from the workshop, well shed really but it does have heat  :-))  Anyway found the motors shown below would they be worth keeping for use in boats or should I shove them on flea bay and put the money towards proper motors. thanks Colin


mmmmm that worked well back in a minute  <:(
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2015, 09:48:47 PM »

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm ....Colin.....I would tend to think you should save those Marx 3:1 monopile motors....not sure that they could have ever functioned in an aeroplane  :o .... Derek
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2015, 10:03:33 PM »

Derek the monopiles were to be used on some large landing gear screw jacks, so flea the rest then thanks colin
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2015, 10:08:06 PM »

Goodness Colin ...the landing gear must have been sizable  :o....hold off on the Graupners until you get a comment from some of the electric motor powered people... Derek
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Re: Motors should I keep?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2015, 10:14:06 PM »

Here is the blurb on the Speed 600 Eco from the Westbourne Models web site -




Graupner Speed 600 Eco Pt No 3323 Ref: 2100
One of the best of the series for General Scale Model Boating
Low-cost, current-saving versatile Speed Eco motor for a wide spectrum of applications.
Specs:Nominal voltage 7,2 V Operating voltage range 6 ... 9,6 V No-load rpm 11000 minNo-load current drain 1 A Current drain at max. efficiency 7,5 A
Current drain when stalled 50 A
Length of case, excl. shaft 57 mm Diameter 37 mmShaft diameter 3,17 mm Weight 220 g


It would seem that they are a good motor. I would assume that the other Graupners would also be excellent motors in the right situation, depending on model type and size.

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2015, 10:35:42 PM »

Quite right Peter, good quality motors there, definitely suitable for use on boats there's no way I'd put them on e bay %%
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2015, 11:01:42 PM »

Keep all the motors.  In time you will use them all. You can never have enough motors.
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2015, 11:36:54 PM »

Thank you gentlemen for your input . Peter it didn't occur to me to look for them in boat model shops doh!! Ok back in the cupboard with them until needed.


Derek The gear was to be on a sizeable Catalina using the same mechanism as the full size.


Thanks again colin
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2015, 06:29:12 AM »

With the current supply situation you would be wise to hang on to them
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2015, 08:06:49 AM »

Absolute rubbish,  no use at all for boats- best just package them up and send to me, i'll recycle them for you free of charge ok2 ok2 ok2

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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2015, 08:40:12 AM »

Such selfless sacrifice from Brian there, what a top bloke.  %%

Nice little stockpile of motors, as others have said, you'll kick yourself one day if you put them on the 'bay.
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2015, 08:54:09 AM »

Absolute rubbish,  no use at all for boats- best just package them up and send to me, i'll recycle them for you free of charge ok2 ok2 ok2


Brian thank you for your selfless offer I'll file it away for future reference lol.



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Re: Motors should I keep?
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2015, 06:56:32 PM »


Brian thank you for your selfless offer I'll file it away for future reference lol.

No problem glad to be of service :}

Seriously though, I had two of the Marx monopiles, when I packed up my remaining model stuff and sent it off to my Spanish address, I found 20 years of storage had not done them any good. Onemotor casing had rusted  and it was impossible to turn it over by hand. Connecting a battery to it  got  a dead short, so make sure they do turn over ok before assigning them to a model.

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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2015, 12:55:18 PM »

I'll stick 6v across them before I put them back in the cupboard Brian
Thanks again guys for advice
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2015, 01:49:24 PM »

Another smart move with electrical bits if they are going to be stored for and length of time is to put a sachet of silica gel in the boxes
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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2015, 04:16:05 PM »

No way I would part with them, not unless they don't work that is.
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