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bad motor bearing

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by birddogg, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. birddogg

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    I have had about 60 or so flights on the P2V no problems. Until last night we noticed during a motor mount check it seems a bearing has gone out. The motor appears at first to be lose from the mount but closer inspectin reveals its a little bit of play between the top casing on the motor and the bottom casing. Do you guys beleave this is a bearing issue? Or maybe something that has been there from day one and is probably ok?
     
  2. LandYachtMedia

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    Is the play lateral or axial?

    If the play is lateral it would likely be a bearing. If the play is axial you will want to check and see if the E-clip and thrust bearing has come off the back of the motor shaft.
     
  3. birddogg

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    Hmm not sure what you mean by that, it move's side to side not up and down. Hope that helps and thank you for the help.
     
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    Yep. That helps. Side to side is lateral so that is a bad bearing.

    If you pull up on the prop and it moves that is axial movement.
     
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  5. birddogg

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    Ugh , maybe were gonna need two of these things for backup.
     
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    You can order a full set and replace them as needed. When I checked the other day a set of 8 with clips (2 per motor) and thrust washers were about $15.
     
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    Wow thanks we were under the impression we had to replace the motor, il get right on that!
     
  8. birddogg

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    You dont happen to have a link do you?
     
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    You're welcome. No need to replace the motor unless the bearing seizes and damages the housing or shaft.
     
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    This is for the P2V right?
     
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    The bearings are the same. The motor shafts are different between v1 and v2 but the bearings are not.
     
  13. birddogg

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    Awesome man your great, have a good day.