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New Gearbox spins prop Backwards!

Old 04-01-2004, 05:06 PM
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Default New Gearbox spins prop Backwards!

Is it OK to reverse the motor wires on a Speed 400 motor?. Will I lose a lot of power or efficiency doing this? Here is a pic of the gearbox/motor: [img][/img].

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Old 04-01-2004, 06:02 PM
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Default RE: New Gearbox spins prop Backwards!

In order to use that gearbox, you're going to have to reverse the motor wires. It shouldn't bother the motor. I generally buy my Speed 400's as to how I'm going to use them. For this I'd order a speed 400 broken-in and timed for reverse. I get my motors from New Creations R/C. They do a great job. I have just taken plain speed 400's and used them without being re-timed. I won't use a motor that has been used in a gearbox such as yours in direct drive.
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Default RE: New Gearbox spins prop Backwards!

Yes it is ok . Just reverse the leads. Check if you have a shottke diode on it you will have to reverse it too. You can adjust the timing on the 400 motor for reverse running with the right tool.
Old 04-05-2004, 05:25 PM
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Default RE: New Gearbox spins prop Backwards!

Thanks for the info. I reversed the motor leads and it works great. Much more power with the gearboxes and and the 9x6 props comared to the stock wingo props direct drive.

Martin
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