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Old Jul 05, 2012, 07:36 PM
I need another plane.
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Is my electric motor dead? Or just needs a cleaning?

My electric motor looks ok, but when I rev it up high it makes a loud noise and stops or runs backward. It seems to run ok as long as I don't run it up too fast.

This motor was involved in a crash.

Hooked up another motor with the ESC and receiver and it worked fine.

Anybody else seen this? Could it just be dirty or is it toast?

Read somewhere that you can use WD40 to clean electronics - should I try it?

Hate to throw away a good motor.

Thanks

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Old Jul 06, 2012, 03:13 PM
Dude, I do fly all day long!
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My electric motor looks ok, but when I rev it up high it makes a loud noise and stops or runs backward. It seems to run ok as long as I don't run it up too fast.

This motor was involved in a crash.

Hooked up another motor with the ESC and receiver and it worked fine.

Anybody else seen this? Could it just be dirty or is it toast?

Read somewhere that you can use WD40 to clean electronics - should I try it?

Hate to throw away a good motor.

Thanks

Try to tug on the connectors and make sure nothing is loose. Cleaning and perhaps resoldering the connectors might not be a bad idea...but Cleaning internally won't really do any good unless there's foreign debris in the motor (dirt, rocks, etc)

Other than that try different timing on the ESC to see if that helps.
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 04:40 PM
I need another plane.
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Adjusted the ESC timing from low to medium, that seemed to work!

Can it be that easy??


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Old Jul 07, 2012, 01:59 AM
figuring it out...sort of!
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