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Old 10-13-2005, 02:14 PM
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I have an F-27 Stryker (a 480 pusher motor) and a P-51D (a 480 puller motor) and i'm trying to transfer the hardware from the P-51D to the Stryker because of a bad crash. Anyhow, everything works fine, however, the motor spins the wrong way. I need to convert it to a pusher, rather than a puller. Can anyone explain how to do this?
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ORIGINAL: gsarg29

I have an F-27 Stryker (a 480 pusher motor) and a P-51D (a 480 puller motor) and i'm trying to transfer the hardware from the P-51D to the Stryker because of a bad crash. Anyhow, everything works fine, however, the motor spins the wrong way. I need to convert it to a pusher, rather than a puller. Can anyone explain how to do this?
With a brushed motor, just reverse the leads on the motor - solder the negative wire to the positive terminal. Be advised that this is going to play havoc with the brushes in the motor since they are worn in with the motor rotating in a counter clockwise direction.

My suggestion is to spend some money and get a new 480 motor, wire it for reverse rotation and do a water breakin.

If by some chance this is a brushless motor, just reverse any 2 leads.
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Old 10-13-2005, 10:20 PM
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That did it. Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-21-2005, 06:16 PM
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Hey... what exactly does "water break-in" mean?... thanks
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Default RE: How do I reverse the motor direction?

Means 'xactly what it says: Break-in in water.

Seriously, you dunk the motor in water, while it's running, and let it run there to break in the brushes. When it's done, you pull it out, dry it off, put ONE tiny drop of oil on each bushing, and use it.

The important thing is to use a low voltage, like two D alkaline cells connected together. Don't use the main battery and ESC, or you will burn the brushes and damage the motor's performance.
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What about reversing a brushless motor, is it possible?
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of the three leads to a brushless motor change any two. that was the instructions with the brushless motor i bought.
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