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Old Feb 12, 2008, 02:06 PM
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Has anyone tried "breaking in" Walkera 5#5 5G6 motors???

Hello everybody.

I recently sent an email to Heli direct (who I buy all my parts from) about the short life span of the Walkera 5#5 and 5G6 motors and he asked if I "broke them in" first.

Broken in? Tell me more. Apparently with brushed motors there is a method where you submerge the motor in water or rubbing alcohol and attach a AA battery to a lead (outside the glass of course) and run it for about an hour . I guess the idea is to run the motor very slowly and the water/alcohol removes the crud.

This will explain better than I:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5628228/tm.htm

Has anyone tried this method? My new 5#5 flew like a champ for 3 days and started twitching, I knew it was the beginning of the end for my motors. Darn that was quick......
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Old Feb 12, 2008, 02:46 PM
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I asked the same question about the 4#3 motors a while back (similar if not same) and it was pointed out to my surprise that they dont use brushes just metal "fingers"..
So breaking in would have no effect..
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Old Feb 12, 2008, 02:54 PM
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Interesting because the link I included that explains the process talks specifically about n20's and n30's which if I'm not mistaken is the same as what is used in the 5#5's....???????
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Old Feb 12, 2008, 07:13 PM
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This is all news to me. I have had my 5#6, 5g6 for months, probably over seventy flights(not kidding) and the same motors are still running strong. Of course I expect my heli to fall out of the sky any day due to a dead motor, but it has yet to. I hate hearing that everyones motors have sucked. I'm sorry to hear that. I bought my spares at highvolt-heli.com. Gee, I wonder when i'll get to use them.
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Old Feb 13, 2008, 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by cyoung3000
Interesting because the link I included that explains the process talks specifically about n20's and n30's which if I'm not mistaken is the same as what is used in the 5#5's....???????
Ah right just read specs on the 5#5`s and they are 7.4v not 3.7v like the 5g6 and 4#3 so the (5#5) very well may have brushed motors, I doubt if the 5g6 has..
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