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I found some gear motors online that sounds interesting but I was wondering if there is some easy for the math impaired types to figure out how powerful they are and if they would work for something like a FCG or stirring cauldron or such.anyone have any minimum power requirements for these kinda of props?
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Open, close or move whatever with this mighty little 3-12VDC 4RPM gear motor designed to operate a vent in a Chrysler product. Draws just 15mA no-load and stalls at 200mA. Output is via a 1/2" dia x 1/2" long sprocketed shaft.
 

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Bro, that seems like a bit small for a FCG or cauldron, In my experience you simply can't beat a wiper motor for the cauldron, they are cheap and have lots of tourque.
 

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Ya I have a dayton for my FCG and a wiper motor for a caldron but saw these and was trying to think of some uses along that line.
 

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You know what comes to mind is you can always create some light duty props for them.

Maybe an FCG spider, since you can literally make them much lighter than a FCG ghost.

depending on what kind of torque the motor has you may want to even create something like a dancing Faux Flame, don't know if a paper mache candelabra would be light enough . Depending on the batteries and type of fan used it could be very likely light enough to work as that particular motor. I think using small fans scrapped from desktops or scrapped game consoles would be more than light enough, silk is already light weight along with a DC LED so really between the fan and battery weight would be actually the equation.

That is what comes to mind with the motors you have.
 

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Those motors are great for a lot of props and they have quite a bit of torque. I think it's a bit small for an FCG, though. I ordered mine from Electronic Goldmine and they are 5 RPM, continuous duty. But I saw the 4 RPM ones for sale on the Surplus Center site and their description claims they are intermittent duty. However a member of Hauntforum claimed that they used those 4 RPM motors and they ran continuously with no problems.
I've made a skeleton behind a tombstone prop that turn it's head back and forth, a skeleton "bobbing"head behind a tombstone, and a stirring cauldron for a little girl witch all using that motor. I can post pics/video if you want.
 

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Those motors are great for a lot of props and they have quite a bit of torque. I think it's a bit small for an FCG, though. I ordered mine from Electronic Goldmine and they are 5 RPM, continuous duty. But I saw the 4 RPM ones for sale on the Surplus Center site and their description claims they are intermittent duty. However a member of Hauntforum claimed that they used those 4 RPM motors and they ran continuously with no problems.
I've made a skeleton behind a tombstone prop that turn it's head back and forth, a skeleton "bobbing"head behind a tombstone, and a stirring cauldron for a little girl witch all using that motor. I can post pics/video if you want.
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I wonder what the gemmy witch uses? I'm sure it is not a wiper motor.

Just a FYI for FCG I have made a few in the past with rotisserie motors. Came out perfect and no problems. Plus, I bought one for this year off of ebay and it was using a disco ball motor. worked fine.
 

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Sorry got disracted by the nice chevell? oh and good Ideas on the props that's what I was thinking of doing with those motors.
 

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Sorry got distracted by the nice chevelle? oh and good Ideas on the props that's what I was thinking of doing with those motors.
 
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