CSGOG Galactic Flyer The New UFO Electric Powered Styrofoam Plate 3 months ago   14:03

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CSGOG (Charity Shop - Gold or Garbage) Galactic Flyer The New UFO. Summary - possibly salvageable but definitely a nice little geared motor suitable for a model aeroplane project. Also an interesting RC controller so it would be nice to get the receiver working in a future project.

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random person 1216
Could you please do a video on that motor powering an airboat with the rudders made from the wings from the yellow helicopter?
Jr.Potato 1234
make a hovercraft with the motor
David Turner
Could you not put a different toy grade receiver in it some how ?
engineer brothers
gdd job
Nighthawk Gliders
Interesting radio controller... I was curious as to how that was going to work. Bummer the receiver was bad. Cool rotor and geared motor. You should consider making your own helicopter out of it.
max bleach
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Electric Powered Styrofoam Plate CSGOG Galactic Flyer The New UFO 3 months ago   06:42

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I am often asked to build a powered aeroplane and I wanted an excuse to buy a 'super capacitor' so I built another one of my chuck gliders and glued an electric motor from a vibrating toothbrush on the front. The propeller is made from a strip of aluminium cut from a drinks can.
I charged the capacitor for about 5 minutes using 2 AA batteries before each flight. This gave it enough power to cross my garden with a slight climb in it's flight path. I don't think it would do well in windy conditions and would probably do better indoors.
A proper propeller would improve performance significantly.

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The width and length of the plane were just based on what the biggest section was that I could cut from the plates. The coffee stirrer is 17cm long. Each wing is 15.5cm long and 6cm wide. The tail is 12cm tip to tip and 3cm wide

The main components are:
Styrofoam plate
Wooden coffee stirrer
Short length of solder or similar as a balance weight
You would get better results buying a proper propeller for small electric planes online.

Rubber power
Plastic jewellery bead for the bearing
Short plastic tube - mine came from a hand wash bottle pump
Paperclip

Electric power
This motor came from a vibrating toothbrush or you might try a pager motor. I have lot's of old Oral B Pulsar toothbrushes that I have saved over the years. However I would not buy the toothbrush just to get the motor, they are expensive toothbrushes and you can get better more powerful motors for much LESS money if you buy online from somewhere like eBay or Amazon. I suggest you search for "3.7V Coreless Motor"

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