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Weed Whacker Motor

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What can/should I do with one? It half works though. It'll either run or shut off, no idle.

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No idle? Something wrong with the throttle level? Maybe the carb simply needs to be adjusted. Theres nothing I can think of to do with it that won't cost money. You could always try killing it. Let it run full throttle and add bleach to the gas tank or something.

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No idle? Something wrong with the throttle level? Maybe the carb simply needs to be adjusted. Theres nothing I can think of to do with it that won't cost money. You could always try killing it. Let it run full throttle and add bleach to the gas tank or something.

Eh, its one of those cheap ryobi weed whacker motors. Probably not worth the money to repair it...

But even if I did fix it up, what would I do with it?

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Well they are used a lot in R/C boats. You can always through a cheap ass one together.

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I was thinking more along the lines of a uhh... Motorbike. Or some kind of airplane thing. I heard a story about a guy who made a model airplane and used one as it's engine. I think if I could piece one together, and put a wireless live feed security camera on it, and call it a UAV. Heh, that would be pretty cool to have a homemade UAV though.

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I was also going to say a scooter but didn't think you would want to be seen riding around on one.

The UAV would be the most expensive. Then theres that whole learning to fly an airplane part. :tongue:

http://www.diydrones.com/

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