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Old May 13, 2016, 11:43 PM
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Repairing Tacon Bigfoot Motors

I figure this one be a good place to pose this question. I have a Tacon Bigfoot 46 outrunner that went straight in when I made a programming mistake on my radio. Nothing looks damaged on the motor, destroyed the plane though. There is damage to the bearings however. Still runs, just sounds a bit rough and has a whine.

So, my question is, has anyone ever replaced bearings on this or other outrunners? If they can be replaced, I've got a good source of bearings, I can probably get them for free. Anybody know?
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Old May 14, 2016, 05:36 AM
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Yes, disassembling motors is the first step of doing any repair or rewind.
Check the sticky for threads and tips
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240993

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Old May 14, 2016, 10:36 AM
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Several bearing replacement threads, tips, tricks, sources.

Video instructions
www.innov8tivedesigns.com = Scorpion USA
→ resources
→ video classroom
→ shaft and/or bearing replacement videos

Prettig weekend Ron
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Hey, thanks guys! You're awesome! It's actually pretty darn easy. Got the bad bearings out and have new ones on order.

Cheers!
David
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Hey, thanks guys! You're awesome! It's actually pretty darn easy. Got the bad bearings out and have new ones on order.

Cheers!
David
Good for you!

And if the new bearings do not show any evidence of having been previously lubricated, treat them to a sip of decent oil before you install them.

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