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#1 scruffynerfherder

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:16 PM

Hey everyone. I was digging through my box of "old toys" and found all my old xmods and parts and decided to pull the motors out.

Now I am curious if anyone has ever tried using them in their flywheel blasters. For those that don't know, xmods rc cars were designed to use 4 aaa's, so 4.8v-6v depending on nimh or alkaline.

The xmods "stage 1" motor has a "rating" of 27,000rpm and the "stage 2" motor has a "rating" of 30,000rpm. I've seen "stage 3" aand "stage 4" at about 33-39k rpm, but only have the stg1 and 2 motors.

I opened the motors for the first time ever, and saw they had factory carbon brushes which is pretty cool.

So has anyone tried these in a nerf blaster? Anyone have any experience with any of the xmods 130 motors?

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#2 Mistr-MADness

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:58 PM

I really wouldn't use those. Look pretty cheap, guessing they're seriously lacking in torque. 27,000/30,000 RPM is too fast for a flywheel motor anyway.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 12:09 AM

I do not know about the rest of this, but:

27,000/30,000 RPM is too fast for a flywheel motor anyway.

 

MTB Rhinos spin at 36,000 RPM. Glass ceiling is considered ~23,000 RPM, and you need the headspace for loaded speed vs. the no-load the motors are rated at.


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#4 IAmAPenguin

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:58 AM

Im not entirely sure if they would be any good, but id say try them anyway. Its always good to have just a little bit more information out there in the community and who knows? they might actually be a viable option for motor replacements. And if i know one thing, they are sure as hell better than the stock nerf motors.
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#5 Mistr-MADness

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:01 PM

I do not know about the rest of this, but:

 

MTB Rhinos spin at 36,000 RPM. Glass ceiling is considered ~23,000 RPM, and you need the headspace for loaded speed vs. the no-load the motors are rated at.

 

Whoops! Meant to say those spin a tad slow.


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#6 scruffynerfherder

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 01:45 AM

They def seemed quite torquey pushing the xmods around. Plus they already have carbon brushes.
Anyone know about what rpms the stock stryfe motors freespin on stock aa voltage?
I am def interested in trying them but sadly only have one 27k stage 1 and one 30k stage 2 motor.
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