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Motor not working?

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by riverphantom3, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. riverphantom3

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    Any ideas what's going on? I have the latest firmware.
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  2. Techcop50

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    Could be a bad motor. You have not replaced it, have you?
     
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  3. riverphantom3

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    I just got a new controller today and tried out my phantom, it did a little flip and I have not yet.
     
  4. Techcop50

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    You might check the screws on the prop guard mount for that leg, I think some folks have had issues with them extending into the motor, locking it down.
     
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  5. riverphantom3

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    OWE!!! THAT MAKES SENSE!!!!!! THANK YOU WILL TRY THAT TOMORROW!! :D :D :D
     
  6. Dal

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    If he ran the Long screws into the motor isn't it damaged anyway?


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  7. riverphantom3

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    Well find out tomorrow but I think the motor is gone.
     
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    What was the conclusion?


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  9. Squirrel!

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    Inquiring minds want to know...
     
  10. riverphantom3

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    No visible damage the the motor at all, I took out the screws and it still didn't work properly so I ordered a new one yesterday. :)


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  11. Squirrel!

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    Yeah, you wouldn't see the damage as it is internal to the coils. To avoid that issue in the future, I got these for my prop guards. Easy on/off:
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  12. Techcop50

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    When you swap out the motor, you will need to do a top shell removal. I thought I could splice the motor leads without tearing the drone completely down. That just cost me a motor. The tinned leads coming from the motors are actually a continuation of the enameled windings, each strand insulated. They will not take solder properly, or any kind of splice. You will need to remove the silicone sealer at the main board and solder directly to there. Mind your colors.
    Have fun! :)
     
  13. riverphantom3

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    The motor still did not work so I gave up and ordered a new phantom 3 standard.
     
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    Makes sense. I do that when my car gets a flat.
     
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  16. Squirrel!

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    You do that too, huh? ;)
     
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    Any conclusion i have the same problem after a water crash
     
  18. Squirrel!

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    Not true. Scrape the coating off the wires and splice away.

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  19. Cubano2031

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    I have not luck one of my front motors are death i ready change for a new one but still not working [​IMG]


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  20. Squirrel!

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    How did you change it?