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Mud Drown Scorpion Motor!!

Old 01-16-2009, 09:06 PM
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Crashed Super Cub with 2808 Scorpion motor into about 4 inches of mud. Friend said I would have to hose the motor and I thought sure, but when I disassembled it, I realized he was right.
Placed under a water facet and cleaned it with an old tooth brush and immediately dried it with a hot air blower. It seems to run okay but is there anything that should can be done?
Thanks
Larry
Old 01-16-2009, 09:18 PM
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Default RE: Mud Drown Scorpion Motor!!

colvid:

I would have run some rust inhibitor oil in the bearings also. Interesting that one of the things regularly done on brushed motors is to run them underwater for breakin. Thought that was insane, but it works just fine, DC power different than AC in this regard. Good luck. ENJOY
Old 01-16-2009, 10:02 PM
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Will do on the rust inhibitor and interesting on break in; thought the water would damage the windings. Learn something everyday
Old 01-17-2009, 01:09 PM
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Default RE: Mud Drown Scorpion Motor!!

ALL winding wire is lacquer/resin insulated.

Testing brushless motors after a mishap:
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35216
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240993

Prettig weekend Ron
Old 01-17-2009, 02:48 PM
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Dude ? you got mud???

Lucky.......I got a warm day finally 11° f 14" deep of frost........ and a couple feet of snow.

Cant wait for MUD season , or up here its called spring or May.



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Toywizard,
I'd be very happy for Mud Season to be here already, yet
You going to the auction in Bow, NH next Saturday?
Pete
Old 01-17-2009, 05:16 PM
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Prob won't have time...........we will see. I run my home machine shop full time now so weekends are when I can get them anytime. lol
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Ron:

Both threads you provided are great, especially the one started.

Have a great weekend.

Larry.

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