Magic Motors compared to Standard Drive Motors:
Both motor styles use the same Mabuchi motor, but the drive mechanisms are different.
Standard Drive Motors use a steel crank wheel (often called a cam) which determines the stroke length of the mechanism. Each and every motor, during assembly, has the crank wheel
balanced on to the motor shaft. This part is not intended to ever be removed. In front of the crank wheel is a bearing, which drives the Glide up and down. If necessary, the bearing may be replaced.
Magic Motors use a brass crank wheel which is both heavier and larger than the steel version. The greater rotational mass of the Magic Motor creates a smoother rotation. The original
mechanism, of the Standard Drive Motor, is very smooth, but the Magic Motor is a little smoother. All of our frames built in the past few years will accommodate the Magic Motor
mechanism, some earlier frames will not.