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Old Nov 04, 2012, 06:24 PM
mahoganyfan
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Brushless motor maintance

Does anybody know how I should maintain my brushless motor in my crackerbox?It has been wet after a couple of rollovers.Is there anything to be done to a brushless motor(taking apart,greasing,etc.)to help it last longer?
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 06:49 PM
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You might also want to post this in the >aircraft- electric - general /// power systems<.They would not have the problems with water that we have, but may know a lot about brushless motors in general.
PS -- shame on you for flipping that boat, You have way too much work in it to be doing such things
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Boat flip

Muddyduck,the power seams to go to my head and I tend to pull the trigger in more than I really should.You are right, the boat does deserve to remain topside up in the water.
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 08:31 PM
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Blow it out with compressed air and then shoot some WD40 into it.
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 12:30 AM
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You have to watch for corrosion, which is the enemy of any motor dunked in water, Bearings being the most critical, good thing they are relatively cheap to replace.

A dunk of the motor in metho (denatured alcohol?) will get rid of moisture in between the windings, magnets and laminations then a drop of oil in the bearings if its a recent dunking, if its a couple of dunks with nothing done for a period of days I would examine the bearings for any roughness when rotating by hand, if smooth the drop of oil or if rough replace them.

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 07:30 PM
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+1 on the shot of WD-40 and bearing check.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 06:08 PM
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I have to say that is a REALLY nice boat to flip.......Learn from your mistake........I second the alcohol, should dry it up!
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