Replacement Motor for Tamiya 72001 Planetary Gearbox Kit?

Hi, we purchased a larger number of the Tamiya 72001 Planetary Gearbox Kits ( for a student competition. They have understandably manged to fry a few of the Mabuchi RC-260SA-2295 motors that come with the kit.

Can anybody either point me at a vendor that sells the motors separately or recommend a suitable replacement that will work with the kit? Here’s the datasheet with the specs: … le_id=0J15


Edit: this is NOT the stock motor that comes with the planetary gearbox

Looks like Jameco has them here (and only $1.25!).


Adam, that’s for the 2670 which runs 3.0-4.5V (not 3.0-6.0V), also the motor specs are a bit different (e.g. a much different no load and max efficiency speeds.) The problem is that we have to provide an identical motor so we don’t give any teams a advantage/disadvantage. Also, as already know, we’re using the Trex JR which is a 6V motor controller. :-/


Oops, you’re right.


Unfortunately, we don’t carry the replacement motors for the 72001 Planetary Gearbox Kit. Maybe you can try contacting Tamiya directly?

- Ben