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Old Mar 08, 2015, 12:12 PM
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Switching Polarity of motor for 7009?

Hi all,

I'm really new to RC toys and I recently bought a new propeller for the 7009. Little did I know, the propeller needs to spin the opposite direction of the motor to actually move forward.

I thought reversing the wires of the wires would switch the polarity of the motor to reverse the direction. It worked, but now my motor is over heating quite a bit.

Did I reverse the wrong wires (see image attached), if not is there something I can do about the over heating?

Thanks!
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Old Mar 08, 2015, 12:17 PM
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The plastic coupler that attaches the motor to the shaft is also a fan to cool the motor. If its spinning backwards you're sucking air away from the motor.
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Old Mar 08, 2015, 05:26 PM
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I thought about that, does it really make that big of a difference?
Hmm...I may try to find a way to switch it around and see.
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