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Has Anyone Tested This SolarBotics Motor?


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#1 SolarFusion

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 01:34 AM

I found a thread that had been made while back about these motors, the Solarbotics GM2.

I was looking at their site and saw this, the GM3.

Has anyone tested and got specs on the GM3? The price is actually less than the GM2.

Edited by SolarFusion, 11 January 2015 - 01:34 AM.

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#2 CS- Tiff

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 07:45 AM

The GM3 is actually an RM3 motor. It doesn't seem to be high powered at all. I don't think that that would make a good motor.
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#3 meishel

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 04:40 AM

The only spec sheet I could find for this motor compared it to an RM2: https://a.pololu-fil...25dc9264ef2bc3b
It has drastically lower RPM than an RM2, so it would likely perform worse than a stock nerf motor unless you ran it at very high voltage. Also, it probably has metal brushes, so it will burn out much quicker than a carbon brushed motor. I'll be testing a bunch of 130 carbon brushed motors in the next couple months for those unwilling to cut their shell. If cutting your shell isn't a big deal, go with the blade 180's everyone recommends.
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