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Old Feb 20, 2005, 01:05 PM
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Two things I learned about brushless motors...

First Thing:

Do not try to pull the pinion with a skrewdriver... Especially when it's stuck on with Locktite! The shaft will snap like a twig

Second thing:

Don't even think about trying to remove the rotor from the shaft with a hammer!!!




I now know...

-Not

ps. Fortunately, the new rotor is only $18... Much cheaper than the $50 I paid for the motor...
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Old Feb 20, 2005, 01:34 PM
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Yikes. Learning the hard way sure is expensive in this hobby, huh?
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Old Feb 20, 2005, 01:36 PM
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Is that for the small can himax?? 2015 series
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Old Feb 20, 2005, 01:45 PM
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Is that for the small can himax?? 2015 series
It's an EFlight Park 400... I think I read somewhere that they are Himax clones. It's a 4200kV

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Old Feb 20, 2005, 01:46 PM
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Yikes. Learning the hard way sure is expensive in this hobby, huh?
Could have been worse... That's why my newest motors are CDRoms

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Old Feb 20, 2005, 02:02 PM
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I used to use some himax motors and was sure I had a new drive shaft/magnet core around here somewhere but I don't see it right now.

CD roms are a blast, I use them in a lot of different air frames lately.

Jim
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Old Feb 20, 2005, 02:20 PM
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I used to use some himax motors and was sure I had a new drive shaft/magnet core around here somewhere but I don't see it right now.

CD roms are a blast, I use them in a lot of different air frames lately.

Jim
They're cool. And, if you don't like the way it works, wind it better!

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Old Feb 20, 2005, 07:48 PM
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You must come from the same school as me. " I can fix anything with a hammer and screwdriver. "
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Old Feb 21, 2005, 09:31 AM
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You must come from the same school as me. " I can fix anything with a hammer and screwdriver. "
Are there any other tools out there?

-Ken
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Old Feb 21, 2005, 10:46 AM
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Its called a Pinion Puller
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Old Feb 21, 2005, 11:11 AM
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Its called a Pinion Puller
That's the little split thing on the back of the hammer, right?

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Old Feb 21, 2005, 11:47 AM
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Right!
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Old Feb 21, 2005, 11:58 AM
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Humor is good and if you can laugh at and with yourself it is even better.

An old friend of the family, a gunsmith, had a great saying as he would look at guns that people would bring him to fix.

"If you give somefolks enough time and a ball peen hammer, they could tear up a locomotive."

Many time I have reflected that he might have been talking about me.

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Old Feb 21, 2005, 11:58 AM
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And you put 'em back on the motor with the front part of the hammer, right?
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Old Feb 21, 2005, 12:17 PM
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Humor is good and if you can laugh at and with yourself it is even better.
Yeah, cause if I thought about all of the money and time I've spent trying to 'relax' in this hobby, I'd look like this:

So I just pretend that I'm good at it and that my planes & helis fly well and after a few minutes of this denial, I look like this:

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