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When to replace my motors?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PhantomFish, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. PhantomFish

    Apr 19, 2016
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    So not too long ago I was flying one of my other quadcopters and in mid-flight one of the motors seized and the copter spiraled out of control while dropping like a stone. When I fly my Phantom, I'm usually hundreds of feet in the air and if something like that happened, it would most assuredly disintegrate upon impact with the ground.

    Is there a recommended flight-time to replace the motors on the Phantom? If so, I suppose I can tally up all my flight-times from DJI GO and see if I'm due for a swap.

    Have any of you ever replaced a motor on the Phantom before?
  2. With The Birds

    Jan 4, 2016
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    If your familiar with how they feel when spun and manipulated by hand you will know when. End and axial play along with bearing roughness indicate time for service or replacement.
  3. N017RW

    May 2, 2014
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    Palm Beach Co.- FL
    Yea. BLDC motors last as long as the bearings. And even that can be hundreds of hours and are usually replaceable or up graded.
    I have over 600 hours on a CP heli with original motors/bearings/ESC.
    #3 N017RW, Apr 25, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2016
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