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tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 6:49 p.m. PST

Does anyone know where I can get lift fans like these


I'm looking for something cheap so I can kit bash more landers, gunships and such for HQC!

McWong7305 Mar 2018 7:01 p.m. PST

Spare hobby drone rotors on ebay?

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 8:34 p.m. PST

Model railroad shops?

zoneofcontrol05 Mar 2018 9:02 p.m. PST

Model RC aircraft/drone shops.

Out of (deep) left field: kitchen blender/chopper blades?

Out of (deep) right field: grass trimmer blades? (blades, not string)

wolvermonkey05 Mar 2018 10:52 p.m. PST

computer fans?

chironex06 Mar 2018 2:43 a.m. PST

Look in discount chains, toy and department stores, and electronics stores to find cheap, cr@ppy toy quadcopters.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2018 9:49 a.m. PST

I have saved some of the plastic holders for ketchup from Costco. Mind you it is just the ring and will need a lot of work.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2018 10:19 a.m. PST

If you have access to a 3d printer you could make this,


Otherwise look for those cheap pull toy helicopters, probably can find them in a party favor store.

Cacique Caribe06 Mar 2018 7:37 p.m. PST

Bashytubits: "Otherwise look for those cheap pull toy helicopters, probably can find them in a party favor store."

That's exactly what I was thinking of.




zoneofcontrol06 Mar 2018 7:57 p.m. PST

Bashy & Dan-
Good pick-up, guys. Maybe also check the party favors section of the box stores or other similar. I've seen these for gift bags in Walmart and such places.

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 5:24 a.m. PST

Thanks everybody!

zrunelord07 Mar 2018 8:03 a.m. PST

Hello Tsofian,
You should get the smaller diameter ones.
Look what I had done with mine… this should help.



princeman07 Mar 2018 8:27 a.m. PST

zrunelord – those look great!

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 12:32 p.m. PST

Terry, I was thinking you had access to an IT department.

When I worked at the University, there were 'computer fans?' regularly in the trash. Sometimes a bit of a task to pry out of housings, mind you.


tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 6:11 p.m. PST

I used muffin fans on my Shakespeare class flyers


I was looking for something slimmer.

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