Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

PHANTON 3 PRO MOTOR overheated and melted shell

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by paulo siqueira, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. paulo siqueira

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    I bought this phantom 3 professional used.
    The seller said it is necessary to change the engine and shell. I did not start working on it. Someone already had a similar experience? If I change the shell and engine solves or may have been something more serious?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. alokbhargava

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Messages:
    5,119
    Likes Received:
    1,652
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    How it got over heated? There is good chances that ESCs also have failed which will require you to change the main board.
     
    paulo siqueira likes this.
  3. Outta Control

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2016
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    37.3382° N, 121.8863° W aka Silly-Con Valley
    +1

    The ESC is failing or has already failed. What sucks is the ESC is built on the main board thus you might need to get that replaced.
     
    paulo siqueira likes this.
  4. paulo siqueira

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Unfortunately I'm already wondering if I invest it or continue with the phantom 2. The phantom 2 is very simple
     
  5. paulo siqueira

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    it is possible to solve this problem without replacing the motherboard?
     
  6. With The Birds

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,599
    Likes Received:
    740
    Location:
    Australia
    Seems at least one motor has been driven with a locked rotor, this sort of heat the ESC current limit may have been exceeded.... You could be lucky.

    If the motors spin freely and are electrically connected I would power up and see if you can start motors and look for an esc error.

    Depending on how many motors you replace you could easily be up to $400+ If main board and shell are required, plus anything else that is rooted.
     
    paulo siqueira likes this.
  7. paulo siqueira

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Many thanks for the reply. If it gets too expensive to my only solution is to dismantle the drone and sell the parts that are good. I paid $ 500, plus 400 concert would buy a new one. Not always lucky
     
  8. blafly

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2016
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    same overload happen to me.
    what was your final fix solution?
     
  9. paulo siqueira

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello Friend. I imagine they committed error when installed the propeller guards. To my surprise the engines work perfectly. I'll just change the shell. If you use propeller protectors I recommend care