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Upgrading motors

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CyberVet65, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. CyberVet65

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    Take the shell off. Cut wires to motors with a pigtail and solder new motor in place? The current wiring on the ESC will answer the CCW VS CW issue? Doesn't matter what wires go where?
     
  2. syotr

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    The Phantom motors have three different color wires, red, yellow and black. They are wired to the ESC with the black wire on the outermost solder pad on the ESC board. The red and yellow wires are attached to the other two pads with the order of attachment determining the rotation direction. If you replace the motors with the same type, then just match the order of the colors on the original motor. If your new motors have all wires the same color then just choose any order and switch any two wires if the motor runs in the wrong direction.
     
  3. OI Photography

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    If you're using self-tightening props, the motor locations are determined by the direction of the thread (so the props will fit in the proper location). Once the motors are in the right locations, you can then swap the wires as described above if necessary to get them rotating the right direction.
     
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