So I've spent some time searching for the magnets that are used in airsoft motors. Particularly, the neodymium magnets. However, this has been to no avail so I thought I'd go to you all in my quest. A very cheap motor can be made into a pretty high performance motor with just upgraded magnets so a low-cost source of neo magnets that fit the motor cans would be pretty awesome.
For reference, these are the dimensions of a stock magnet I've got:
where OD=inner diameter of motor can, ID=inner diameter of magnets firmly seated in motor can, Height=height of magnet in the direction of the motor shaft, and Width=width of magnet from flat side to flat side (the part that sits against the non-round portion of the motor can).
What I have found are magnets from this supplier: https://www.apexmagn...s/motor-magnets
However, none of the magnets listed are particularly close to the size needed.
I've also found a reddit article where a guy got some neo magnets custom manufactured, but it was a one-shot deal and the cost of 3-4 neo motors: https://www.reddit.c..._motor_magnets/
And I've found that FireStorm Systems sells them (or sold them at one time - they've been out of stock for who knows how long): http://www.firestorm...or-magnets.html
I'm not sure how neo magnets are manufactured, but I'd imagine there are few enough manufacturers out there to where a single manufacturer supplies magnets to multiple motor manufacturers. I'm wondering what the economy of scale would be to have a few hundred or thousand of them made for resale. I'm not sure the number of people who do Frankentorque motors is large enough to be able to sell that sort of quantity...
So, anyone have any clue where such magnets might be found right now for a reasonable price?