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Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by willy2, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. willy2

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    I was flying along and suddenly my phantom took off sideways right into a tree. After I got it down I tried to fly it again but one of the motors is physically locked. There is maybe 20 degrees of play between the two stops. I don't see anything in the motor, not sure what the problem is, is the only thing I can do to replace the motor?
     
  2. miskatonic

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    1. You may have knocked a bearing loose. You will need to inspect take the motor off the mount, inspect it and decide what the issue is. There are some videos on You Tube on how to replace/repair a bearing.

    Parts can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Phantom-Rebuild-U ... or+upgrade

    2. You may have damaged the motor beyond repair. It is not terribly difficult to replace the motor on a Phantom but you will need some soldering skills. The best thing to do is cut the existing wires and solder the new motor to the old wires. You can get a new motor here:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/DJI-PHANTOM-P33 ... 2581b34d05

    If you really want to get fancy you can order some Tiger Motors and upgrade all four:

    http://www.amazon.com/T-Motor-MN2214-92 ... or+upgrade
     
  3. Audaciter

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    Take the motor apart. Then you can look between the magnets in the housing, or maybe something between the armature
    plates that have the windings on them.
    Also take a careful look at each winding, to make sure none of the little wires are broken.

    If you find any damage at all, or if you reassemble, and it still won't turn, then you will have to replace the motor.

    If you have one of the newer Phantoms, with the CCW, and CW, prop nuts, you will want to get the correct one.
     
  4. willy2

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    Thank-you very much. Sounds like some good parts to get for spares in any case.
     
  5. willy2

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    I'm not sure which one I have. Reading around, it appears that if I had the newer one, it would have come with black and silver prop nuts. As I have all silver prop nuts, does this mean I have the older version with all the same type of motor?
     
  6. oldengineer

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    Yep, all silver means old type, all clockwise.