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Old Feb 08, 2006, 05:16 PM
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How do you check out an outrunner motor??

How Do You Check Out An Outrunner Or Inrunner Brushless Motor To Know Its Still Good Without Pluging It Into An Esc & Battery. (Don't Want To Let The Smoke Out Another Lipo Battery.)
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Old Feb 08, 2006, 05:32 PM
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you could hook it up to a couple of regular alkaline D cells like people do to break motors in.
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Old Feb 08, 2006, 06:38 PM
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those lipos come w/alot of smoke in em.

try a resistance check. my e-flite 450 outrunner spec sheet says .23 ohms.
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Old Feb 09, 2006, 04:26 AM
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you could hook it up to a couple of regular alkaline D cells like people do to break motors in.
That was only BRUSHED motors. It can easily do some serious damage to a BRUSHLESS motor .

Other than checking the windings for continuity and checking that it turns freely there's not a lot you can do without an ESC.

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Old Feb 09, 2006, 07:49 AM
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Like slipstick says, except that even if you don't know what the resistance should be you can check that it's the same across each of the three pairs of terminals. If it is, and it's a small number (or fraction) of ohms, that's usually a good omen.
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i never knew that. probably good to know before i fry my first brushless breaking in-wouldnt that be embarrasing?
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Old Feb 10, 2006, 09:26 AM
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There is no breaking in period needed on a brushless motor. It's brushless. On a brushed that what you were breaking in.
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Old Feb 10, 2006, 09:43 AM
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Correct. As there are no brushes that need to be seated thru a break-in period, there is no break-in.
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Old Feb 10, 2006, 03:39 PM
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well, if i wouldve went through a thought process, i wouldve figured that out.
duh....
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Old Feb 11, 2006, 02:11 AM
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well, if i wouldve went through a thought process, i wouldve figured that out..
Duh!
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