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Causes of motor/ESC failures. Test results

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hughie, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. Hughie

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    An interesting post from the dji forum.

    Two things of note :
    1. It may be possible to lose an ESC in flight if you are changing direction quickly
    2. It may be possible to partially stall a prop and weaken the ESC so that it fails later - say in the middle of the next flight.

    http://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=view ... es&lang=en
     
  2. p fandango

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    my first thought is, if his testing of stalling the motor makes the ESC send extra power down the line for a couple of seconds then why has it never been an issue before V2. I've got the older Phantom, & yes it has tipped over a few times in its history, & fingers crossed is still going
     
  3. Hughie

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    Presumably because the motors are more powerful.