Motor Services



Alpha provides outstanding motor services for the serious racer at any level. The work is done by professionals who do it for a living. Many armature services claim to be the best. We like to let our record speak for itself. Alpha reconditioning has helped the best racers in the world to reach the pinnacle of success, the USRA Pro Championship, no less than 6 times. Alpha Products is dedicated to providing excellent workmanship and outstanding service. Our policy is to do all we can to insure customer satisfaction. We take the lightest cut on the commutator, which will true it. In nearly all cases, the work will be done and returned to you by First Class Mail, in the same working day. If you are willing to pay the extra cost even faster return is possible with United Parcel Service Next Day Air or Second Day Air delivery. Please include complete instructions, payment by check, money order, or credit card, your return address and phone number. (It is very important to have the information included inside the package as we cannot always read the return address on the outside.) When sending reconditioning please use the proper address and protect your arms/motors by using a padded envelope or small box.
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  • We now accept VISA, MasterCard or Discover for our motor services.
    When using VISA, MasterCard, or Discover include your credit card number,
    expiration date, and your billing address.
    A receipt will be sent back to you with your order
  • ARMATURE RECONDITIONING
    $4.50
    We will race condition your armatures with the loving care they deserve. Our attention to details and our service will impress you. So will the performance you get when your armatures are reconditioned at Alpha! Reconditioning includes removing rust from shafts and stacks, ultrasonic cleaning to remove carbon, diamond truing the commutator, precision dynamic balancing, dye and return in new tubes by First Class mail. Be sure to check your package for the latest news and updates!




    FULL RECONDITION UNBALANCED ARM
    $5.50




    ARMATURE RECONDITIONING DREMEL BALANCE
    $7.50


    COMMUTATOR TRUE ONLY (per armature) $2.50


    BALANCE ONLY (per armature) $2.50
    For unbalanced armatures, or if you true you own comms.



    ORIGINAL BALANCE ONLY (per armature)
    $3.50


    ORIGINAL BALANCE FOR 36D, 26D, RC ARMS OR DREMEL BALANCE  (per armature)
    $5.00




    STACK GRIND (up to .010 reduction per armature) $2.50
    ...........................(up to .020 reduction per armature) $5.00


    CHECK BALANCE (per armature) $0.75


    CHECK RESISTANCE (per armature) $1.50
    You get 3 ohm readings... one for each pole of the armatures.


    SHORTEN SPACER (per armature) $1.00


    SHORTEN COMMUTATOR (per armature) $1.50
    Please note that this may not be possible on all arms. Works well only for comms with broach cut or EDM cut channels running the length of the comm.


    ENGRAVING $0.50


    MAGNET ZAPPING (any type magnets per pair) $2.00
    Make your magnets as good as they can be. Bring any type magnet to its full potential. We can reverse polarity (magnets are always zapped the same polarity they are unless "reverse" is specified.) Send can/magnet assembly only (no endbell please).


    GAUSS READING (per pair) $1.00
    Our gauss meter can measure the strength of the magnetic field of magnets in or out of the can. Gauss readings are useful for matching magnets. Before and after (zap) readings will tell if your magnets lost strength ($2.00 for before and after readings)


    ASSEMBLY - REPAIR CALL
    Paul Pfeiffer will assemble or repair your motor setup. If the needed parts are from another manufacturer, they must be supplied.


    new280 SIZE RC ARMATURES /MOTORSnew

    We are now offering armature services and magnet zapping for the rx 280 size RC motors. Armature shaft must be 2mm/.078"

    *Motor must be disassembled...send armature or can/magnet assembly only.

    *Free Return Shipping by first class mail is included in the price.




    RC ARMATURE RECONDITIONING $5.00
    Reconditioning includes ultrasonic cleaning to remove carbon, diamond truing the commutator, and precision dynamic balancing. Your motor will run
    smoother, and with more RPMs.



    RC COMMUTATOR TRUE ONLY (per armature) $2.75


    RC BALANCE ONLY (per armature) $3.25
    For unbalanced armatures, or if you true you own comms.


    RC MAGNET ZAPPING (any type magnets per pair) $2.50
    Make your magnets as good as they can be. Bring any type magnet to its full potential. We can reverse polarity (magnets are always zapped the same polarity they are unless "reverse" is specified.) Send can/magnet assembly only (no endbell please).


    SHIPPING AND HANDLING
    Countries other than U.S. or Canada add $0.75 for each armature/can sent for service.
    All motor service orders under $15.00 will be subject to a $3.00 small order handling charge. 
    UPS NEXT DAY AIR RETURN (U.S. only) $76.00
    For fastest possible return. Please enclose street address! (UPS will not deliver to a P.O. box). Please call for actual shipping cost to your location.


    UPS SECOND DAY AIR (U.S. only) $35.00
    Please enclose street address! (UPS will not deliver to a P.O. box). Please call for actual shipping cost to your location.


    UPS GROUND SERVICE RETURN (U.S. only) $13.50
    Please enclose street address! (UPS will not deliver to a P.O. box).


    Motor service orders returned to you by U.P.S. are automatically insured for up to $100.00 value.
    If additional insurance is required, please include $1.40 per each additional $100.00 value.


    RETURN BY FIRST CLASS MAIL (U.S. only) FREE


    RETURN BY PRIORITY MAIL  (U.S. only) $7.15


    All correspondence and motor service work should 
    be sent to the following address with a few exceptions:
    ALPHA PRODUCTS
    P.O. BOX 1069
    FOND du LAC, WI 54936-1069
    PHONE: (920) 922-6509
    When using Express Mail, UPS, Federal Express, or other
    non-postal delivery services, 
    please use the following street address:
    ALPHA PRODUCTS
    716 NORTHWEST WAY
    FOND du LAC, WI 54937
    FAX: (920) 922-2944

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