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P3 motor shaft movement?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by ody, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. ody

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    This might be a hard question to answer, but...
    I have a P3A, and I can feel a very slight side to side movement in the motor shaft.
    Not enough to see.
    But if I grab the top part of the motor and rock it side to side, I can definitely feel the play in there.

    Is this something I need to replace the motor asap, or risk blowing out a prop and crashing, or am I ok to go (for a while)
    I'm not seeing any vibration

    Planning on flying out over open ocean water.
    Logic would say replace it and be safe,
    but just not sure how much "wiggle" should be expected.
     
  2. III% Streve

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    Mine are all solid
     
  3. brianb87

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    Mine has no wiggle... Very tight. About all I can say to help. New to this.
     
  4. ody

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    That probably is a very smart move. As part of my after flight I check my motors to see if they are hot or just warm and if anything has change with the bearings. Turn freely and no side to side movement or to much up and down play. Do it enough and you'll know when something is different. Might just save your craft. Have a good pre flight and post flight checklist. Just remember what goes up must come down... Somewhere! Better that we control that last part.
     
  6. BuckRogers

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    check for cracks under the bottom shell.