How to Repair an astro 40 - RC Groups
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Jan 11, 2002, 06:41 PM
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How to Repair an astro 40

Has anyone got any experience disassebling the older style astro motor. This one was made back in '83 and is the pin style assembly,(Roll pins hold on the end bells)?
My question is how to best remove the pins? I believe the armature was overcurrented, and the motor now has a dead spot, that it always where it comes to a stop, and then will not start again till moved by an external bump.
I guess I should have had a fuse in the output circuit from the esc?? Any help from those that have experinced a similar problem would be appreciated. Maybe its best to just toss the motor? I believe the armature is around $40, so I'd like to save it if I can.
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Jan 11, 2002, 10:19 PM
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If you don't get any feedback on your older Astro and don't have enough confidence in your abilities to deal with your fix, I'd give Kirk at New Creations a holler. I understand that he can rework Astros for a decent price and his service is great as long as you do it over the phone. This is also one of our primary clearing houses for Eflight equipment and knowledge.

Good luck and welcome to Ezone!