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One black tipped motor not working

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by AL T, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. AL T

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    Just had my first landing and I blew it. One of the black-tipped motors won't run. With the props off, I can get the aircraft to fire up on the other 3 motors. As they are running, I can turn the "broke" motor one click at a time and when I do the beeping sound that seems like it's coming from that arm, changes tone.

    I have a P2vision + ver 3. 111 flights since Feb 2015.
    I would have hand caught it as I have on every other flight prior to this last one but it made a different sound and the aircraft started moving on it's own as though it needed an IMU calibration. I didn't think it was safe to hand catch. I got it on the ground and it tipped over into the black-tipped prop motor. This is when I noticed the motor not spinning. Motor toast?

    Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Al
     
  2. hunch

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    either motor, most likely ESC fried.
    cheap and easy replacement
     
  3. AL T

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    Would you have the time to explain and tell me how. Reference to getting the board nd whatever is important. Thx hunch.
     
  4. RoyVa

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    Most of the time the motors are very hardy. It's the motor controller most likely (ESC) that's beeping and has blown. Fairly cheep fix. Need a few soldering skills. Three motor leads, controller plug in, and the power connection that is two leads. You Tube has videos showing how to replace them.
     
    #4 RoyVa, Sep 26, 2015
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  5. AL T

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    Talk about lucking out.. When I got it apart, I found the plug to the speed contoller was not making a firm connection. Fixed that and ALL is good. 3 flights this am after imu and compass cali. What a good day it is. 2 phantoms back in my fleet. I've ordered a esc and motor, now I'll have spares. Thanks for getting back. I hope your day goes as well as mine has started.