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Repair or Replace propeller motor????

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by Gordo, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Gordo

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    Hi,
    I recently had a run-in with my phantom and a tree. I just noticed that one of the motors is making a funny noise. I have a link to a 30 second video so you can hear the noise. I have a few questions:
    1) I have already flown with this noise, and everything was fine. Should I continue to fly, or am I risking a failure?
    2) Do I need to replace the motor? If so, is it a do-it-yourself project?
    3) Can the motor be repaired? If so, is it a do-it-yourself project, and what do I need?

    http://youtu.be/a_RrvsMIbcM

    Thanks for any assistance with this problem
    Gord
     
  2. Ots

    Ots

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    It's a $25.00 motor. Best to replace it.
     
  3. miskatonic

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  4. deluge2

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    Unless removing obvious debris from the interior of the motor completely resolves the issue, you probably have, at least, damaged motor bearings. Might be best to just replace the motor ($23 USD). Remember your risking at least $500 of kit, maybe 3 times that amount, depending on the goodies you've added.

    Steve

     
  5. Gordo

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    I knew I needed to replace the motor, I just didn't want to accept that. Needed to hear it from others. So it will be grounded for awhile :(
     
  6. Gordo

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    I went on Amazon to purchase the required supplies to DIY this project, and I am wondering which type of solder do I purchase?
    Lead Rosin Core Solder
    Lead-Free Solder
    Electrical Rosin Core Solder
    Lead-Free Solder Rosin Core

    I think the list might be longer, ant thoughts?

    Thanks
     
  7. Gordo

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