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Classic newbie error, dead motor :(

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lukeglazebrook, May 24, 2014.

  1. lukeglazebrook

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    I whilst switching out the prop guards I accidentally picked up one of the longer screws (only one) and turned it into the motor now it stutters.

    Is it a right off now presumably ?
     
  2. Cr8tive_leo

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    That's right, it's a write off.
     
  3. Madwak

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    Yep that motor is probably bolloxed and needs swapping but the good thing is they are not too expensive :)
     
  4. lukeglazebrook

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    Is it a pain in the arse job? I won't be flying tomorrow now it would seem :(
     
  5. lukeglazebrook

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    Does the screw tend to damage the magnet or the windings? If the magnet them maybe I can simply replace the can without getting my soldering iron out
     
  6. mb_guy

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    I suspect it bends the shaft.
     
  7. Phantom_Menace66

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    A new DJI motor is about $28.00US
    You need to lay it on its back & remove the 3 hex bolts on each arm with a 2mm Allen key, then the single Phillips screw at the very tip of each arm. 16 screws altogether.
    Do not undo the 4 that hold the motors on by mistake. Flip it back over & remove the top but be careful when you take the top cover off as the GPS cable is attched underneath, reach in & disconnect it. Then turn it on its back again.
    You'll have to unsolder the red/yellow/black wires of the dud motor, making a note of where each color wire goes. Turn it over once again then remove the 4 screws holding the dud motor in. Replace it with the new motor making sure it is the correct one. They are marked as CW & CCW indicating the direction of rotation because 2 have L/H threads & 2 have R/H threads.

    Should only take 15mins. Just be careful not to have the soldering iron too hot or you may damage the circuit board.