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Cleaning the motor

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by flazhbang, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. flazhbang

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    I recently crashed my Phantom quite badly, nothing was broken but i got some dirt in one of the motors, what is the easiest way to clean the motor??
     
  2. flazhbang

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    It´s a V.1 phantom
     
  3. happydays

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    Compressed air?
     
  4. N017RW

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    Yea or remove, disassemble, and use an electronic type spray cleaner to 'rinse' it.

    Then re-lube the bearings (sparingly) and test for 'grittyness'.
     
  5. flazhbang

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    Ty for the replies, i will try this tomorrow ;)
     
  6. msinger

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    N017RW, any recommendations on a product to use to re-lube the bearings? Also, is that something you'd only need do when cleaning the motors?
     
  7. N017RW

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    None specific.

    I don't believe in a lot of hype regarding this.
    Frequent inspection/PM is the key here.

    Any thin oil should do fine.

    There's even debate about the bearings being sealed and so oiling is futile.

    But if you're going to use a solvent based cleaner, as many are, then you should look into the need to re-lube.

    I have not yet had to do this on my Phantom motors but have on other similar BLDC outrunner motors in CP helis.
     
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