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tiny rock stuck in motor. should i worry about it?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by chapsrlz, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. chapsrlz

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    hi guys.

    today i was flying over a gravel path and when landing the quad flipped and ended upside down (motors facing down), i turned off motors did a quick inspection and didn't notice anything unusual, however when i turned motors again one of them didn't started and i noticed a tiny rock (gravel) was stuck inside the motor.

    i tried to manually spin the motor and i found it difficult, however i turned on again the motor and it worked (i flied for about 20 more minutes). i know the tiny rock is still inside the motor, so my question is:

    should I worry about the rock?
    is there any chance that once the motor is spinning the rock causes it to stop with fatal consequences?

    thanks for your help.
     
  2. OI Photography

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    Yes...even if it doesn't jam the motor, it might end up damaging the coils which clould have the same nauseating result.
     
  3. ElGuano

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    +1. Get the pebble out; I would not fly that motor at all until it's resolved and tested.
     
  4. chapsrlz

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    oi photography
    remember that stripped screw, well guess which one is :twisted:

    thanks guys!
     
  5. chapsrlz

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    i managed to removed the stripped screw, opened the motor cleaned it up and guess the rock wasnt so tiny...
     

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  6. OI Photography

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    Excellent! I'm glad you were able to take advantage of our 2-for-1 special on solutions this week :D
     
  7. chapsrlz

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    3 for 1 special.
    lets not forget about arthur konze
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep2SHipxKy4

    seriously.
    thanks guys!
     
  8. OI Photography

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    Ahh yes, Herr Konze does have some videos that look very helpful. Of course he could be telling you how to cook a chicken for all I know of German :D