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Possible motor replacement

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by VeritasDolet, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. VeritasDolet

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    While on vacation in Oregon the last time I brought out my quad I noticed almost immediately a scratching/grinding sound when the rotors started. When it is off by turning the propeller I can recreate the issue. The sound is coming from one motor. I have not had the time yet to totally take it apart and investigate (....possible it's a piece of sand between motor and body, could be sand/dirt IN the motor though I didn't have any hard landings) but my husband seems to think a bearing may be messed up in the motor due possibly to flying with some wounded propellers and some insane wind conditions. Hell I don't know if the motors have bearings LOL anyway, I am accepting I may have to replace a motor. Should I replace all four or just the one? I've replaced the shell and done a brain transplant before but never gotten down to the nitty gritty. Husband works on slot machines so any soldering I can throw his way but I am concerned of losing balance if I replace only the one motor. Anyone experience this or have an opinion on it?
     
  2. rilot

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    It's fine to replace just the one motor. I did with my P1 after I got a load of sand in it.
     
  3. VeritasDolet

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    that's exactly what I wanted to hear. Thank you :)