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Old Sep 10, 2014, 07:07 PM
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I called Horizon, and they suggested oiling my motor. Would WD-40 work?
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Old Sep 10, 2014, 07:31 PM
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WD-40 is a perfume that evaporates quickly. Use a real oil.
I use SAE20 oil made for electric motors.

If you remove the motor (one screw on the back of the motor mount) then put one drop of oil in the rear hole.
Oil the front bearing with a drop of oil on a toothpick.
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Old Sep 10, 2014, 07:48 PM
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I called Horizon, and they suggested oiling my motor. Would WD-40 work?
You should get this http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...aring_oil.html I use it on all of my BL motors, its awesome and it doesn't turn to gunk. Very high grade oil, you'll be happy as a pig in siht.
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Old Sep 10, 2014, 11:48 PM
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I called Horizon, and they suggested oiling my motor. Would WD-40 work?
No. Don't use it in this app. Also, conventional electric motor oils such as 3-IN-ONE will simply fly out of the bearings within a few flights, due to the high centrifugal force that's generated at the RPM these motors spin. It's best to choose a lubricant that forms a molecular bond with the metal & is specifically intended to be used on high-speed motor ball-bearings - such as Hyperion's brushless motor bearing oil or Scorpion's brushless motor bearing oil. There are others, as well.

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Old Sep 11, 2014, 11:15 AM
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But isn't 3-in-1 designed for brushless motors?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/WD-40-3-IN...-lube/21377719


I want to fix the Yak's motor before I go the the Flying Field on Saturday, so I need something that I can get locally. I called the LHS and they said that they don't carry any lubricants.
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Old Sep 11, 2014, 12:10 PM
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Can someone give me some input? Today is the only available time to get into town to buy any motor oil.
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Old Sep 11, 2014, 12:23 PM
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3-IN-ONE is primarily intended for 1/4 HP & larger electric motors such as the ones that power industrial equipment, washing machines, table saws, drill-presses, grinders, furnace blowers, etc. Most of those operate at relatively low RPM, and many of them use Oilite bushings instead of ball or roller bearings. Oil slinging is rarely a concern in those apps.

If that's all you can find locally, definitely use it. It will do the job in a pinch, but it will probably get thrown out of the bearings relatively quickly. BTW - be sure to rotate the motor by hand & carefully check for roughness. Depending upon the plane's history, it's possible that a speck of debris made its way into one of the bearings.

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Old Sep 12, 2014, 09:15 PM
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I have an E-Flite 2500kv BL motor from a UMX Carbon Cub that the front magnet ring can pull out of the rear coils part (maybe a c-clip is missing?) . I do not see ball bearing bushings anywhere, it looks like metal on metal. If it ever had a c-clip then it was the thrust bearing when it is pulling.
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Old Sep 14, 2014, 09:46 AM
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Can anyone tell me what adapter I need to charge these 2 cells with my Thunder power charger ?
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Old Sep 14, 2014, 08:27 PM
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Can anyone tell me what adapter I need to charge these 2 cells with my Thunder power charger ?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...2S_Lipoly.html

You can charge six at one time with these
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Does the Thunder Power charger come with an XH plug?
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