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Spare motors?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Scottrod, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Scottrod

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    Does anyone actually keep some spare motors on hand just in case? What's the life expectancy of the motors? I would imagine if one stopped working due to age you're probably smart to just replace all of them at that point...
     
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  3. W.A.R.

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    A lot of the dealers carry spare parts. Spare motors wouldn't be hard to get. I imagine that the little motors will have a deceit life span any way, however. I still have RC cars from the 80's that work.
     
  4. arinvideo

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    Im ashamed to say it but I bought 2 just because my go pro case has two spots for them :) :lol:
     
  5. Scottrod

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    Haha nice. I mean over time I would think the motors lose power too. I only delt with brush motors back in my RC days though.
     
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    Due to the good availability and selection of motors in the market, I'm not buying spares when I just have my PV for 2+ months.

    And if I still have my PV in about a year time, and it still flies, I will probably replace all of them together and may keep the old one as emergency spares.

    Moreover, motor replacement cannot be done in the field... well, I guess you can if you have a place to disassemble your Phantom and unsolder\solder everything.... and if a motor breaks down during flight, you might want to do further checks (IMU recalibration, etc) than just quickly replace the motor and do another flight.
    (+ see your therapist to calm you down :mrgreen: )