RC Electric Motor Tips?

Answer Whenever an RC motor is used to power a vehicle, whether it is a high-speed car or buggy or a radio-controlled helicopter or airplane, the amount of power that the motor is able to generate decreas... Read More »

Top Q&A For: RC Electric Motor Tips

A vacuum cleaner is plugged into a 120.0-V socket and uses 3.0 A of current in normal operation when the back emf generated by the electric motor is 72.0 V Find the coil resistance of the motor?

Stable voltage across the motor = (120 - 72) = 48 VR = E / I = 48/3 = 16 ohms.(Assumes power-factor of 1, no reactances, back-emf in phase with the line, etc.)

How hot does an electric RC car motor get?

An electric radio controlled car brushless motor should not exceed 80 degrees Celsius. At this temperature, the magnetic components might depolarize, causing the motor to not function. Electric m... Read More »

How to Check an Electric Motor?

When a motor fails, it is often difficult to see why it failed just by looking at it. Likewise, a motor placed in storage may or may not work, regardless of its physical appearance. A quick check-o... Read More »

Electric Motor Facts?

Ever since a blacksmith from Vermont named Thomas Davenport invented the motor engine--which was DC powered--in 1833, inventors all around the world have come up with new and innovative mechanical ... Read More »