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Routine Maintenance

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WWK888, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. WWK888

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    Is there anything that should be done as far maintenance? I know about checking the props and the body for hairline cracks etc but what about the motors?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mark The Droner

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    You should spin the motors with your fingers once in a while to be sure there isn't any more friction than you'd expect. There was an excellent post earlier last week on this but I can't find it. But in it, it was suggested inspecting the motors inside with a magnifying glass for discoloration which is a clue for over-heating. Also feeling them with your fingers after flight (or measuring the temp with a laser tool) looking for differences of temp in the four motors. Also give them a sniff after flight. Also, blowing them out with an air can or even a vacuum cleaner periodically.

    Edit: Here it is: Crashed today...
     
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    It's a good idea. I can use a FLIR ONE to do this: do you think it is enough?
     
  5. Mark The Droner

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    I suppose it would be