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Old 01-13-2004, 07:48 PM
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Do I need to break in my Slowstick motor ? Or will be ok just to hook up a battery and fly it ?


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Old 01-13-2004, 07:53 PM
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All u should do is re-time the motor. Just put some pliers in the hole and turn it a little clockwise
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Old 01-13-2004, 11:20 PM
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Perhaps CAREFUL re-timing does some good - but ANY brushed motor is going to benefit from a water break-in to seat the brushes on the com. (search under "water-breakin" and you'll find the procedure discussed.

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Old 01-14-2004, 09:03 AM
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Thanks - I found so useful information.

I do still have one question - what can I use to lubricate my bearings ?


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Old 01-14-2004, 02:43 PM
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Put drops of any light machine oil (3-in-1) on the front and rear bearings - I happen to use a special high grade turbine oil produced by Norvey Inc (Santa Ana, CA). It is called the "Original zoom spout oiler" in a clear plastic 4oz bottle. P/N 75A. It has a retractable 14" tubular spout, which enables you to get oil into all sorts of tight places.

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You should only need to oil the bushings once, and only sparingly at that. Too much oil will cause dust and crud to stick, which in turn will ruin your motor.
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Old 01-14-2004, 10:08 PM
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Whoops = one more question. I've read that I should use AA batteries to break in my motor.

I have a 3.2v 400mah battery pack at home that conveniently fits the plugs to my motor - would it be OK to use that ?

I'm clueless when it comes to volts, mak etc
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Yeah, that should be fine. It's not an exact science. The point is to run the motor slowly on low voltage to gently round out the brushes so they make the best contact with the commutator. High voltage would simply arc across the gap and burn both the brush surface and the commutator. You might want to run the motor through a couple of charges on this pack, though, since the pack has a much lower capacity than AA alkalines.
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Old 01-15-2004, 08:09 AM
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Thanks for your (and everyones) help - its much appreciated
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So the motor that comes with the Slow Stick is Brushless, right.[sm=drowning.gif]
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Nope, it's a brushed motor. Usually the GWS EPS 300C(370) can motor. Eventually it will probably come with the GWS 350C motor - still a brushed motor.

All the chatter about brushless motors in the SS are the result of a motor upgrade by the owners.

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Thanks, I'm getting one and I needed to know if I should do the water breakin that everyone is talking about. It sounds kinda weird to me, and not safe to break in an electric motor under water.
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It's all low voltage, induced DC current - so it is perfectly safe. Now dropping an AC motor in your bath would cause you much more worry!

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