The Scorpion HK-2221 motors are built with 4mm hardened steel shafts
that will last through countless hours of flying fun, but occasionally,
on a "Less than Perfect" landing, you may bend or break one. For these
occasions, we offer factory repalcement shafts for all the HK-22mm
Scorpion Motors. Our Motor Shaft Kits include an original equipment
factory shaft with the setscrew keyways already cut, a new spacer
washer, and a set of 3 retaining clips. This way, when one goes flying
and bounces off the wall while you are trying to install it, never to
be found again, you still have a couple more to try again!
The shaft for the HK-2221 series motors measures 4mm in diameter, and
is 57.5mm in long. The output end of the shaft is ground down to a
3.17mm diameter to fit the populal pinion gears that are available. The
shaft kit will also fit other brushless motors that require a 4mm shaft
of this length. The shafts can be cut shorter with a Dremel tool and a
cut-off wheel if necessary to fit other motors.
Note: The shafts in the Scorpion motors are a slight press fit
into the aluminum front housing. The shafts will not just slide out
when the setscrews are removed. They need to be pressed out in a
bearing press, or in a drill press, with the front houshing of the
motor supported in a block of wood to prevent warping the front housing.