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Yaw motor swings to Left or right

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Ted4797, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Ted4797

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    After a crash and repair, sometimes the yaw will swing to the left or right. I have written about this before. One method of fixing it is to move the set screw off the flat spot on the shaft. From my experience it is usually just to the left if it swings left. The other method is to move the magnet that is adhered to the shaft. The big question was, How do you get the magnet off without breaking it? I have been working on how for a week or so. I tried glue remover etc and that failed.
    Here is what does work. First put a mark on the magnet with a black magic marker. You need to know where you started from when you put it back. Put needle nose pliers under the magnet very gently. Heat the shaft above,not on, the magnet. Don't heat too much as it won't take much. Gently move the pliers and the magnet will come free. Make sure you do not overheat the shaft. You will destroy the motor. The Pliers block the heat from getting to the motor. Use a cotton swab and put some acetone around the magnet after it it warmed up if it does not seem to want to come off.

    Now that it is free, move the mark so that it is on the edge of the flat spot and in the same direction as it swings. Swings to the left move it to the left. You will have to try different spots and it will take some time as you will have to keep taking it apart to adjust. Good luck
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    #1 Ted4797, Sep 18, 2016
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  2. Ted4797

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    Sorry I didn't do a video. I work alone and it would be hard to do. At least for me..