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Sinister_Y
2009.12.15, 08:55 AM
Just FYI really.

Contacted Fantom Racing. I used to use their FACTs dyno machine back in 1/10 scale racing. Thought I'd ask if they had a machine for our scale or if they were willing to build one and what it would cost.

Response was as follows:

Thank you for your inquiry. I apologize for my delayed reply.

Unfortunately, due to lack of demand (mainly due to brushless motors), we no longer produce our dyno. We used to also make a slot motor conversion kit, but we discontinued this product as well.

You may be able to find used items on eBay.

Anyone seen the slot motor version?

Would anyone want to take this on? There are a lot of guys with some really cool experience or resources. If we pooled on this, it would be cool.

Of course, the posts will come, what do you need that for? etc... My answer is it would be cool period. Not really needed but cool and an awesome addition to any guy's tool chest of shiny metal objects.

HaCo
2009.12.15, 09:18 AM
Hi,

In the past I made some motor testers, right now none of them is operational...

The torque tester:
http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/3365/img2620cl7.jpg


The true dyno tester:
http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/5803/img35941.jpg

The elektro-dyno motor tester:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MksOqVi5ZGo&feature=player_embedded

The two last have issues which make them inaccurate. The first most important thing I need to solve is to find a decent power supply. Then I want to restart again and make something small but good working.

Grtz

pedrocamp
2009.12.15, 10:40 AM
I believe CT used a modified Fantom dyno for some motor testing a while back. Maybe he'll post some info. I had a Fantom a while back for 10th scale and could spend hours on brush springs alone...

reaper
2009.12.15, 12:29 PM
i have a facts machine i dont use if anyone is interested drop me a pm

i also have a motormaster dyno but the advantage of the fhantom is that it also reads torque :)

ianc
2009.12.15, 12:42 PM
HaCo,

Very very interesting. If you could put together something small and cheap, you'd be set. I'd buy one!

ianc

wildthing
2010.01.10, 04:13 AM
how does this work?

any explanation?

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b371/2wildthing/Toys/img2620cl7.jpg

reaper
2010.01.10, 04:35 AM
Just FYI really.

Contacted Fantom Racing. I used to use their FACTs dyno machine back in 1/10 scale racing. Thought I'd ask if they had a machine for our scale or if they were willing to build one and what it would cost.

Response was as follows:

Thank you for your inquiry. I apologize for my delayed reply.

Unfortunately, due to lack of demand (mainly due to brushless motors), we no longer produce our dyno. We used to also make a slot motor conversion kit, but we discontinued this product as well.

You may be able to find used items on eBay.

Anyone seen the slot motor version?

Would anyone want to take this on? There are a lot of guys with some really cool experience or resources. If we pooled on this, it would be cool.

Of course, the posts will come, what do you need that for? etc... My answer is it would be cool period. Not really needed but cool and an awesome addition to any guy's tool chest of shiny metal objects.

the facts machine will work with 130 size motors all that is needed is hardware to hold the motor
i have machined a collet to hold the flywheel and a bracket to hold the motor itself
so if you can get hold of one they are well worth the money :)

reaper
2010.01.11, 12:42 PM
here is how i did it hope this helps anyone wanting to do this
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee251/reaperz_photos/DSC00091.jpg

Felix2010
2010.01.11, 01:39 PM
Reaper - That is one sweet machine you got there... I would love to have a motor dyno like that. I never looked into dynos other than the MuchMore Motor Master Surikarn v3.0, I bought one a couple years ago, it works very well. But the Fantom Dynamometer looks so pro.... I am a motor fanatic, only into the Mini-Z scale for now (130-size), I love custom motor building and pattern winds, modifying motors, etc... The Fantom unit sounds like it is the best dyno.
I did a quick search online and the Fantom dynamometer seems to be an expensive piece - I think it was $600 or so. Are there any Fantom dyno's around in used-condition that anyone knows of? Or what a used Fantom would go for?
Thanks for the pics and info reaper:)

reaper
2010.01.12, 01:11 PM
Reaper - That is one sweet machine you got there... I would love to have a motor dyno like that. I never looked into dynos other than the MuchMore Motor Master Surikarn v3.0, I bought one a couple years ago, it works very well. But the Fantom Dynamometer looks so pro.... I am a motor fanatic, only into the Mini-Z scale for now (130-size), I love custom motor building and pattern winds, modifying motors, etc... The Fantom unit sounds like it is the best dyno.
I did a quick search online and the Fantom dynamometer seems to be an expensive piece - I think it was $600 or so. Are there any Fantom dyno's around in used-condition that anyone knows of? Or what a used Fantom would go for?
Thanks for the pics and info reaper:)
thanks man :)
i have actually just sold the machine im sure the new owner will let you all know
i found this one on ebay a couple of years ago so that may be worth looking into


how does this work?

any explanation?

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b371/2wildthing/Toys/img2620cl7.jpg

looks to me like the motor turns the screw exerting pressure on the scales

not a true torque meter but good for comparing

mk2kompressor
2010.01.12, 04:23 PM
hey Larry,its mine:D
expect some dyno runs to be posted up of the most common motors soon;)