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cheap powerful electric engine? Answered

im looking to make an electric scooter for a school project, and im on a bit of a budget. I need to know what kind of motor i can get to move a scooter with a person and electronic weighing around 150 pounds on it, while still fast enough to go around 10 mph.

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KitemanBest Answer (author)2015-04-23

Lots of folk have had success with cordless power tools. A beefy cordless drill even has a throttle already built in, and can be set up to turn your drive wheel through friction:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Elect...

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Kiteman (author)Kiteman2015-04-23

Also these search results (you'll have to scroll for the good ones):

https://www.instructables.com/howto/drill+scooter/

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thekasspell (author)Kiteman2015-04-24
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thekasspell (author)thekasspell2015-04-24

i would just need to take apart the drill due to such a small area to work with

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rickharris (author)2015-04-23

Ebay. To make it work at all really your going to need 150 to 250 watts. There are some RC motors out there at that level but you will need to do a lot of stepping down to get a reasonable speed and enough torque.

Best look for a motor designed for the job. You won't have a lot of room to work in.

There are lots of replacement motors for scooters on Ebay.

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thekasspell (author)rickharris2015-04-24

ebay is not an option where i live, no one use it here \, but thanks fir the help

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iceng (author)2015-04-23

No idea where you live ( can't point you to a neat junk yard )

No idea how old you are

No idea where you searched

No idea of your skill set

HOW do you expect god to help get you divine providence !

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Downunder35m (author)2015-04-23

Get a 24V 250W scooter motor...

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