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The motor is simply too weak to get the job done.

I decided to try and automate my pirate ship's wheel this year and since the Kindy's deer motors appear to be a simple plug and play it seemed like a great fit for this project. So when they came back in stock this year I ordered one.

I wish I had known how weak the motor was before I bought it and how short the factory supplied armatures are. The motor comes with two armatures, one that's about an inch long and one that's a little longer than an inch and a half. When I attach the longer of the two armatures to the Kindy's motor and then to the swingarm which is attached to a bracket on the outer rim of my ship's wheel and then fabricated a bracket to hold the Kindy's motor to the post the wheel is mounted on, the Kindy's motor only turned the wheel back and forth less than 4 inches of total movement. Plus, it moves so slowly that it's hard to notice that the wheel is actually moving unless you're right on top of it.

In order to try and get the wheel to turn further (I was hoping for a minimum movement of 6 to 8 inches) I fabricated a longer armature, but when I re-assembled everything and plugged it in the little Kindy's motor simply can't move the wheel at all. Now admittedly my ship's wheel might be a little on the heavy side, but the motor still should have been able to do the job since the ship's wheel is fairly well balanced and turns freely.

Hopefully, my disappointing experience with the Kindy's motor will save someone else from a similar mistake.
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