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How do I check my motors?

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by fr3style, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. fr3style

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    Hi

    I have the phantom and I just noticed that one of my motors has a bit more resistance then the other ones. When I had the props out i turned them all by hand and one of them just feels e little different like tis a little bit harder to turn then the other ones. Not very different but noticable!

    Should I get a new one? Can I fly with it until I get the new one?

    Dont wanna see it fall from the sky :(
     
  2. Eik

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    You'll quickly notice if its faulty when you hover, just don't fly far away or high up till you feel comfortable.

    I would suggest a few mins of hover, then checking the motor temperature. (By touching them)
    If the 'faulty' motor is warmer then the rest, there is something wrong.

    If its also making a different sound when turning, chances are that it has bad bearings, these can be replaced and only cost a dollar each. (2 in each motor)
     
  3. fr3style

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    Thanks. Will get on that right away!
     
  4. FangsCPO

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    How difficult is it to change these bearings? Is there a YouTube video available?
     
  5. Sac D

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    Or, based on what some flyers have reported, just swap the bearings around with other motors and see if that resolves it! (I have a new set standing by in case I ever need them, but I will certainly try mixing up the existing ones first)
     
  6. Eik

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    In the second video he did not clean the bearing, he just greased it. You should clean the bearings before greasing them. I prefer to use an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner to clean the bearings. Blow them off with a can of dust off, then grease them. I always grease bearings, it lasts twice as long as oiling them.
     
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    What kind of grease are you using on them?
     
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