Hacked Gadgets Forum

June 27, 2009

Drill Motor used for RC Car

at 12:14 pm. Filed under Toy Hacks


Instead of spending big bucks on one of those high power RC car motors Rabbithazen was thinking outside the box and used a Ryobi drill motor in his RC car. It wouldn’t make sense to go and buy a new drill just to harvest the motor but there are lots of ways to pick these up cheap. For example, most cities have a warranty depot where non-repairable drills with perfectly good motors are going into the trash.

"Here is my e-revo recently i tore apart my brand new 18V Ryobi drill. it was a direct bolt-on to the motor plate. i am running two 7cell NIMH packs. This motor does crazy wheelies with 3/4 throttle, full it lifts the back wheels off the ground onto its wing. after a full run this motor barely gets warm. It’s almost still room temp."