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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pilotpeter, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. pilotpeter

    Apr 17, 2016
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    I fly for a living, so I'm used to parts being replaced before they break (usually). What's the consensus of owners /operators of phantoms replacing esc's or motors after 'x' amt of hours of use? The thought of flying hundreds of flights in varying conditions of outside temperature make me nervous especially considering most fly near or around buildings or people, or simply don't want the damage from a crash.

    Is my slight nervousness warranted or, just paranoia?
  2. N017RW

    May 2, 2014
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    Palm Beach Co.- FL
    Depends on the model.... P2s had separate ESCs.

    Motors... I have BLDC outrunners on my CP Helis. One has over 600 hours on it and it's Castle ESC. It's the bearings that move/wear so look to the feel and or sound and or temps to help ID them going bad.

    Props on one of my P2s have 2 years of flights on them.

    Otherwise, these, like most r/c toys are not intended to be 'durable goods'.