Hello again. I'd posted some photos of a blimp I bought off of ebay for the Bolex H-16 (http://www.cinematog...topic=61757&hl=). It came with a motor but I wasn't sure about the motor's accuracy so I removed it. I also own a Tobin TCS TXM-20Ba Bolex Crystal Sync Motor. I want to use the Tobin motor in the blimp but the motor sticking out of it is just a little bit too tall for the camera to go all the way in place with the motor attached. So I got this bright idea (or not so bright maybe) that I would replace that motor with a shorter motor of equivalent specs/function.
These are the specs of the motor currently installed on the Tobin crystal unit:
Mabuchi RS-555 VD - 12V - 13500 RPM - High Torque Motor
- Manufacturer: Mabuchi
- Model: RS555 VD
- Operates on 12 VDC nominal
- No load speed: 13,500 RPM
- No load current: .75 A
- 5 pole armature
- Stall current: 60 A
- Can be operated in either direction, simply reverse power supply polarity
- Dimensions (not including shaft): 65mm long x 38mm diameter
- Shaft dimensions: 3.3mm diameter x 9mm long
- Weight: .55 LBS
- Comes with solder eyelets for power connection
Here is a slightly shorter motor I recently bought in hopes of swapping the two out.
My question: Is the new motor a suitable/equivalent replacement for the original motor?
I thought it was but I'm just not 100% sure and thought I'd ask anyone who is more savvy with electronics before I go taking the Tobin motor apart.
I think the new motor will allow me to use the Tobin unit in the blimp but it would be even better if I could get an even shorter motor. If anyone knows of an even shorter equivalent, please let me know.
Edited by T Sanders, 15 January 2014 - 11:33 PM.