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Anyone tried these? I don't have a pager, but the last toothbrush I bought has one! I gather the vibrating weight can be easily removed.

Some ideas:

-nacelle lighting effects, in small starship models
-turning radar masts
-spinning propellers
-small railroad signals and crossing gates
-small figure animation
 

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What's the dimensions? I have been considering hiding motors in my model cars with flexible shafts for electric windows, wipers, turn the belts and fan, etc.
I may hvae to round up some junk pagers and check them out!
 

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hotwheelsbob said:
What's the dimensions?...
Size ranges from small, to I-can't-believe-it's-a-motor. You can also buy gearboxes and gearheads made just for pager motors, since they're used in robotics.

Google "pager motors"; you'll be surprised!
 

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The motor inside Hitech's HS-55 servo is slightly smaller in diameter than a pencil eraser. Lengthwise it's about as long as the metal ferrule that holds the eraser. It would easily fit inside a small 1/72 aircraft.
 

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What size/type of battery do they use, where are they available, and does an electrical doofus like me need to worry about Ohms and such ?
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4 or 5 cells, 41/2 to 6 volts for the r/c stuff. Thats the voltage needed for the receiver to function properly. I'll bet the motor alone would tick over at half a volt.
 
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