Try using a spring or a counter weight to put less load on the motor.
Well, I'm not sure if your particular motor is supposed to reverse but you don't want that for this prop anyway. As for the head dropping quickly, that's a by product of the head being heavy and the slack within the motor, the linkage, and the head is pulling on the motor because it wants to drop. If you used cotter pins like the video, there's probably some slop in the linkage. Don't get me wrong, you obviously can go with a more powerful motor but I think you can get it working by doing a few things to lessen the force needed to raise the head.Okay, I will try that. You don't think there is anything wrong with the motor based on what I've explained.
Yeah, a rubber band ain't gonna do much, you need a decent spring (or 2). The nice thing about using springs is that it doesn't add any weight to the prop, that pvc frame can only take so much.I thought of that exact same thing last night. Tried it with a rubber band, because I don't have any springs and it didn't really help but I didn't mess with it that much. I will definitely try everything, because the wiper motors are much more expensive than the reindeer motors. If I do end up using a wiper motor, do have any suggestions on how to mount it to the pvc frame?
That's good news!Success! I got it to work using a counter weight on the opposite side of the head. It's been running for about an hour with no problems.Thank you so much everyone for your help, I really appreciate it. Now I just need to find some Witch hands. The ones I got from Death Studios are too big. Anyone know where I could find some?