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do brushless motors ever die?????

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Old 03-07-2011, 06:25 AM
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Default do brushless motors ever die?????

I currently have 188 flights on my power .32 from eflite and its still running like day 1, do brushless motors ever die? I have 144 flights on my erc .20 motor and 233 flights on my torque 820 motor. Im trying to kill at least one of them but they seem to work better as time goes by???

DO BRUSHLESS MOTORS DIE????????????????
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Default RE: do brushless motors ever die?????

Yes they do. But usually it's a horrid death. Involving impact with the ground or foreign object, or being way over watt run, or smothered somewhere not allowing any cooling.
Really though, other then the bearings going bad there is nothing to wear out. Again as long as you don't use it as a hammer or run twice the watts it's rated at.

It will go along just as happy as can be for a long long time.
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is there any way to maintain the bearings? i hear others say its no maintenance needed and then others say you have to?
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In most cases, the bearings are sealed units, can't be lubed easily. For the few bucks they cost just replace em. You can upgrade the quality when you do.
Some of the "frugal" motors tend to have poor bearings that can fail quickly. Easy enough to remove them and install good quality ones.
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