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I love the speed of your motor! I think the slower motor, the better and yours has the spookiest speed I've seen. Mine (Dayton motor) moves too fast for my liking.
Thanks, Terra! I actually do have another, more "traditional" FCG I built about 5 years ago using the good ol' Dayton gearmotor and it looks more like yours. She goes in one of the downstairs window and this new guy goes upstairs. Maybe I'll work on lowering the speed of my original FCG to be a little more *creepy*:D
 

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Thanks, Terra! I actually do have another, more "traditional" FCG I built about 5 years ago using the good ol' Dayton gearmotor and it looks more like yours. She goes in one of the downstairs window and this new guy goes upstairs. Maybe I'll work on lowering the speed of my original FCG to be a little more *creepy*:D
We think alike! I'm working on the same thing. Gonna try to see if a dimmer switch slows it down. I'll keep you posted.
 

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I used one of those xmas rain deer motors,has enough torque & is light weight,sealed from weather............ & it has a pretty nice slow speed for that ghosty effect :eek:.
 

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We think alike! I'm working on the same thing. Gonna try to see if a dimmer switch slows it down. I'll keep you posted.
I think it should...I used a dimmer to adjust the speed of my Axworthy Ghost a few years ago and that was powered with the motor from an old ceiling fan, which is plain-ol' 120V just like the Dayton motors.

I thought about trying to put up the Axworthy this year, but I may just cannibalize it because I see no way in hell that it'll stand up to the ridiculous Kansas winds we get!!:(
 
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