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Jan 03, 2006, 11:48 AM
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help-dont know whats wrong with esc or motor


i've got an e flite 20 amp esc, and a himax motor. so heres the story. when i blug in the battery to the esc it doesnt beep anymore. but when i power up the throttle the motor just spins left to right not moving the the prop at the end no more then an inch. so whats broke the esc or motor.


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Jan 03, 2006, 12:59 PM
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Sounds like might be a lose wire or bad solder joint to one of wires to motor.

Milton
Jan 03, 2006, 05:39 PM
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Had the same experience dude, I agree with Milton, mine was a bad solder joint, you're gonna have to take the shrink tube off all the joints to check them.
good luck.

Mel.
Jan 04, 2006, 01:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Milton
Sounds like might be a lose wire or bad solder joint to one of wires to motor.

Milton
ditto

The wires often break either rite at the conector (can be fixed if you are carefull) or where they enter the motor housing (a real bear and probably a lost cause).

Larry
Jan 04, 2006, 06:13 PM
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did you let out the magic smoke?i had the same problem with my astro 010.i know i burned 2 of the spiders and when i try to big of prop it does this.i run it at 4:1 in a gws gear box with 10x8 and it is fine.

tom
Jan 04, 2006, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Milton
Sounds like might be a lose wire or bad solder joint to one of wires to motor.

Milton

resoldered . and still doesnt work.
Jan 04, 2006, 07:49 PM
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warranty claim time or factory repair

so it goes -rjf
Jan 04, 2006, 09:34 PM
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By the way - sorry I forgot to mention this - when ever a motor fails to start - for any reason - DO NOT keep trying to run it. Imediately close the throttle.

When your motor is doing that jerky back and forth thing it is pulling many many times more amps than normal. You can blow the controller in a heart beat or melt a winding in the motor.

Larry


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