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Battery and Motor life

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by DonS2425, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. DonS2425

    Jan 11, 2015
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    Got my P2V for Christmas and fly an average of 35 minutes per day weather permitting. No aerobatics just conservative fun flight. Wondering if anyone has any info on battery and motor expected lifespan. Thanks
  2. general01

    Feb 27, 2014
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    It's going to vary(battery life) depending on how you fly

    No clue on motors life as(so far) no one has had a motor fail due to bearings
  3. N017RW

    May 2, 2014
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    Palm Beach Co.- FL
    Assuming no electrical damage from an ESC failing, etc., brush-less motors can last 1000s of hours save the bearings.

    Bearings are the only wearing part and can be easily and cheaply replaced.
  4. J.James

    Apr 21, 2014
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    Upstate NY
    The smart battery's have a counter in them and IF you were ever able to get the max life out of them they only allow 300 charge cycles then it bricks its self. Tho I have not heard of any one getting an entire 300 charges yet out of one.
    Motors tho tend to last for quite a bit as long as they dont ever get damaged such as in a crash or shorted out some how. The only thing that can ware on them just from use is the bearings and I have seen people reporting 200 and even 400 hours on the original bearings. as long as they are keep clean. and there is also high speed bearing oil that can help keep them going.
    but if a bearing is ever starting to go you will know it long before it fails. The added friction will make the motor get hotter then the others and some times the bearings will dicolor from the heat and get a blueish tint to the steel on them.
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