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motor bearings ?

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by crashmaniac, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. crashmaniac

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    Anyone know roughly how long the engines should last,
    before wearing out becoming noisy ?

    what sort of maintenance do they need, what signs do u look for ?

    cheers :?
     
  2. ElGuano

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    From DJI, between 100-300 hours runtime under 1200g.

    I have an older Phantom and replaced my motors at 120 hours. Not due to a failure but just felt it was about time.
     
  3. crashmaniac

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    thanks for that info,

    so @ an average of 10mins a flight, + that's waiting for recharge of batteries, 5 batteries, that's 5 flights an arvo, 3 days a week weather permitting = 15 flights a week @ 10mins a flight = 150 mins a week = 2.5 hours a week

    @ that rate, 100hrs is only 14 days ?

    ****, l need to replace my motors ! lol :shock:
     
  4. ElGuano

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    2.5 hours a week means you may be replacing bearings once a year or once every other year. That's not a lot in terms of maintenance for so much flying. How often do you get an oil change?
     
  5. Nada1

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    I just don't understand this new math....How is it 2.5 hours a week, or 150 minutes, equal to 100 hours in 14 days? My math says that is 40 weeks, or 280 days
     
  6. crashmaniac

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    oh sorry, I will take you're word for it :)

    must have cocked that up with all the working out, obviously I am not too sharp, . . . so my motors are ok then lol