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Old Mar 10, 2002, 07:33 PM
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How do I time my speed 400 motor?

How do I time my speed 400 motor? A friend of mine saw the sparks coming off my speed 400 motor brushes. He said that there is supposed to be a way to time the motor so the motor stops sparking. Thanks Roy
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Old Mar 10, 2002, 07:50 PM
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timing tool

hobby lobby has a timing tool for the speed 400
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Old Mar 11, 2002, 09:27 AM
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rock:

Do a search and also got to the faq section here in ezone.
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Old Mar 11, 2002, 05:24 PM
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Thanks for the help. Rockdean

Thanks
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Old Mar 11, 2002, 05:37 PM
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rock:

I was at work when I repplied to your post. Sorry if I was "short".
If you need help beyond what the FAQ covers plese let us know.

One thing not covered is that you can move the back plate with a very sharp needle nose. I made a timing tool by grinding an old pair of needle nose pliers.

Good luck
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Old Mar 11, 2002, 08:41 PM
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Sorry

I didn't think that you were short. I found the timing tool on line, but what do I do with it? Do I need a timing light or something?
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Old Mar 12, 2002, 03:15 AM
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poobs> could you explain how to time the speed 400?
i got loads of needle nose pliers ready to be ruined for a good cause.
also have 2 new permax speed 400 awaiting their destiny.

many thanks

gerard
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Old Mar 12, 2002, 06:26 AM
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I received a new motor that sparked like crazy and had no power. Timing marks were in the neutral (normal) position. Never did check out what was wrong with it. So timing may or may not be the problem.

This link has some useful information :

http://rcflier.rcplanet.com/RC_Info/...g%20proceedure

And spend the price of a few beers or whatever on the proper tool. It makes the job SO easy and much safer than sharpened pliers.
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Old Mar 12, 2002, 09:14 AM
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The procedure found in the site that Al P has posted sounds very good.
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