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I tore apart an old ceiling fan, and salvaged the motor. The problem is, I can't come up with anything I could run off it, due to the high RPM's. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
 

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Could probably run and axworthy ghost setup off of it...
 

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There's not a whole lot of things that you can do with them... They won't push or pull anything and they won't lift anything.. At least nothing that has any resistance..
I do use one mounted upside down on a plywood base and with 2 "U" shaped brackets fastened in place of the fan blades I was able to mount a small doll cradle on top of the brackets.. I have the fan set on medium speed and start it with a motion detector. Last year I placed a small (34 inch ?) skeleton in the cradle....
 

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Frankie's Girl, Thanks, I was thinking of something along those lines, but with bats, not ghosts.

Dirt, I understand the limitations, but can't pass up a free motor when I find one. I like the cradle idea. Many thanks.
 

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Ceiling fan motor

I like the cradle idea also. I have used a ceiling fan motor in the bottom a 3x3 cage made with plywood, 2x2's and 3/4" pvc pipe for bars, the motor is enclosed in the botton and bolted a small piece of metal to one blade mount. I make the cage shake vigorusly with 3 different settings. I then put a life size ape inside of it. Great moving prop.
 

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hearsen ... I'm surprised you were able to get all that from a ceiling fan motor. You evidently don't have any resistance any where in the prop...???
 

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Olderthandirt, No there is no resistance. I forgot to tell you the cage hangs from a large tree limb and the motor is just thrown out of balance and makes the cage shake. I looks like the ape is alive and making the cage shake. I have the hands clutched around the bars.
 
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