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gws 350 motor won't run

Old 08-27-2005, 12:33 PM
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The motor is relatively new with maybe a dozen or more flights in my Estarter running 2c lipo's. Ran when I used it last, preflight this morning and nothing. Hooked direct to battery and nothing. Put another motor in airplane and everything is fine. Don't believe I could have cooked it, never have with others with my 2c lipo. Maybe it is just defective or is there something I can take apart and look for? Thanks for any input. Larry
Old 08-27-2005, 04:10 PM
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Sorry, but its cooked. There are no user servicable parts in the motor, but if you want, you can open it up. Why it cooked, can't say.

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Old 08-27-2005, 11:07 PM
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Default RE: gws 350 motor won't run

What prop and gearbox? My first 350 running on a C gearbox and a 9x7 prop lasted 8 hours. The second one is up to about 22 now.
Old 08-28-2005, 07:55 AM
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Running a 1047 GWS prop. Been experimenting some with B, C & D gearing and props.
Never thought about cooking a motor with 8.4v max, but this may be something to look out for. GWS web motor web site shows with C gearing max thrust with this prop which is what I was looking for. Hoping to see if that will lift off with GWS floats eventually.
Didn't think they would list a prop that would cook their motor.
I know, everyone says go brushless and I will eventually when I can afford it. Also flying (learning) a Formosa with 350 B, same batteries and starting to ge more relaxed with it. Self taught and these web sites are great. Thanks for the input.
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Default RE: gws 350 motor won't run

It is the nature of these brushed motors that they will eventually fail. In my two years of flying, I've gone through about 3 of the 300/350's so far. 50 hours is the max so far, 8 the least.

I know what you're saying about going brushless. Time is on our side, though. Prices are coming down for these items.

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