Electric Training If you are new to electric learn more about them here or ask questions.

Bent Driveshaft


Old 06-06-2006, 01:10 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hamilton, ON, CANADA
Posts: 22
My Gallery
My Models
My Feedback
Default Bent Driveshaft

Hey guys, bent the driveshaft on my Skypilot, I've straightened it as best I can with pliers, but it's still probably about a MM out, is it safe to use it like this?

if not do I replace the driveshaft? (is that even possible)

or do I replace the motor?
Scrodes is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 04:48 PM
Senior Member
Chocks_Away's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Grimsby, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 513
My Gallery
My Models
My Feedback
Default RE: Bent Driveshaft

Your best bet would be to bin the motor, and get a new one fitted, you will never get it true, and it will now be out of balance, & wobble the prop all over, & vibrate it.

I bent a motor shaft on one of my electrics a few months back, just binned it & fitted a new one.
Brushed motors are cheap enough anyway, but if it was an expensive brushless type, then it may be worth salvaging and have a new shaft put in.
Most cheap motors are sealed, and have non replaceable parts, you can't get parts for them anyway I don't think, except for the expensive type.
Chocks_Away is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service