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Some help, I crashed my drone

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by The One, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. The One

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    Rocky mistake, taking off from a bench with some tail wind and my P3A flipped upside down. I turned the motors off pretty quick, but there was a warning on the screen saying that one motor was obstructed (obviously it was upside down against the grass). Upon examination it was very hot and inside it seems like burned (see pics one from a normal motor as reference and the other of the motor in question). The bird works just fine, I tested after I checked everything was ok, but just want your opinion on this burned out inside the motor. Can I clean it and if so with what? I tightened the screws under the motor a bit because they got somehow loose.

    Thanks for any suggestion/advise.
    *sorry if I posted this in the wrong place. It is my first post, so please feel free to suggest how to do it in the future (I hope I don't keep crashing the drone of course).
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  2. msinger

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    I would replace that motor. Either way, you might want to open your shell and make sure the area below the motor is not deformed. It could have melted due to the heat from the motor. If it's damaged, you should replace the shell too.
     
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    I by all means would not risk flying your bird. That motor must be replaced.
     
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  4. The One

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    Can I replace the motor myself or should I seek an authorized repair shop?


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  5. msinger

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    If you can solder, you should be able to handle it. Here's a video showing how it's done:

     
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  6. The One

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    Thanks!


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    These are low voltage motors and can still work with toasted insulation. But as they are not expensive, you can replace easily. Get the right motor. When you take out the motor, you can see if the shell is ok. Changing shell is little difficult task.


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  8. The One

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    So, I got the motor from Amazon and soldering kit. I thought I could use an Allen key to open the drone, but it seems like I need tiny screwdrivers. Any suggestions?
    I saw this one, but I would like to be sure if I can use it with the drone without messing with the compass. It is magnetized.
    Boxer - Boxer 30 Pcs 4mm Precision Screwdriver Set - PK30 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FGQ1G6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_9.f8xbVEWNXBS


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    You need a few different bits, including Torx and Phillips. I don't know the sizes off the top of my head. Taking the cover off the first time will challenge you. Be patient.


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  10. The One

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    Thanks Guys, the bird is fixed and back on duty. [​IMG]


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