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Replacing Phantom 2 Bearings

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by CheesyWalnut, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. CheesyWalnut

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    On of the motors on my phantom 2 is making a crackling sound, so I decided to replace the bearings, but both of the bearings in the motor are very hard to take out. Does anyone know any tricks or anything to get them out? thanks

    Can I mix and match bearings? like if the bearings in 1 motor go bad could I just replace those or do I have to replace all 8 so all the motors have the same bearings?
     
  2. CheesyWalnut

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    Re: Help With Phantom 2 Bearings

    Anybody? I really need some help.
     
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    Re: Help With Phantom 2 Bearings

    Had the same problem, a friend of mine did it with a lot of "violence". Someone said to use freeze spray. Boca bearings (search google) are supposed to be good.
     
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    Re: Help With Phantom 2 Bearings

    Ebay has all sorts of bearings. Most come with instructions. Use a 1/4" drive deep wall socket of the same diameter to punch out and press in the bearings.
     
  5. CheesyWalnut

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    Re: Help With Phantom 2 Bearings

    Ive tried pushing the bearings out but it is extremely hard to take out and I do not want to damage the motor. Ive been trying for about an hour with no luck :(
     
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    Re: Phantom 2 Bearing Question

    Another question, Is it ok if I just replace the bearings in one motor and not the others?
     
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    I just received a set of BOCA ceramic bearings for my Phantom 2. However, I also had a lot of difficulty removing the original bearings. I had to make a set of wooden support blocks for the motor housing and then use a rubber mallet on a small driver to get them out (the bearings were pretty much destroyed in the process). There is no way that you can just pop them out like I've seen in a couple of YouTube videos. Now the bigger problem is how do I get the new bearings in? I'm going to need some type of press to get them into the tighter bores.

    -Jeff
     
  9. Wind_Shear

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    You're better off just replacing the motors @ $29.00 each.

    I did all four of mine after 150 hours and it's like brand new.