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Standard New P3 motors run really hot

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by zona5101, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. zona5101

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    I had a P3 that had a spectacular hi-wind water crash... so I bought a new one. This one the motors run noticeably hotter that my first one.The new one went for a test flight...straight up to ~400 feet took a few pics and back down again (in low wind.). Motors were very hot to touch. Comments or concerns are welcome.
    TIA
     
  2. N017RW

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    At first blush I'd say as long as they are all similar in temp you're good but the problem is 'very hot to the touch' is a wee bit subjective.

    Anyway to measure so others could then compare temps?
     
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  3. zona5101

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    Sounds like a perfectly good reason to add a infrared thermometer to my tool kit.... I will pick one up and update this by the weekend.
     
  4. royster

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    I did the same "flight" last night, zona, up to 365' & came straight down to home, motors were just warm to the touch.
    I;ve been watching/feeling my motors (3 advanced) after every flight because last week I landed her & she sat sideways & one motor, prop.stuck in the sand, giving off the horrible "motor scream of mercy" until I got motor shut down.
    Now, i'm new to flying (8-10 flights), but, I do check motors now after every flight & never expeirenced more than a, mildly warm to the touch.
    I have a hand held infrared, will check temps next flights.
     
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    Good to note ambient temp too.

    Does 'zona5101' suggest Arizona? i.e. hot, hot, hot :cool:
     
  6. D'sAdvanced

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    It's probably the time of year and high temps. My motors feel warmer than usual this time of year.
     
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    Zona does designate Arizona...where I went to school: UofA... I live near Boise, ID now. Still it can get pretty hot here. I'll note ambient as well when I measure motor temps... thanks.