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Old 03-11-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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Greetings,

I'm tired of the noisy bearings in the stock align motor and am looking for a replacement. I was set on the Scorpion motor, but understand its bearings need oiling every five, or so, flights; is there not a better option?

I'm using the Zippy 2650 packs and an ICE 100 ESC. I've not progressed to 3d and at this point, just want a smooth and reliable heli.

A Neu motor was suggested and am wondering if anyone has had experience with these, if they're recommended and if so, what motor, in my application?

Lastly, the new T-Rex 550e canopy, will it fit on the 500?

Any and all recommendations appreciated!

thanks,

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Old 03-11-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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500 only fits with 500 canopys. My stock 500mx motor isnt loud at all. Why would u want a quiet heli?
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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So you want a motor with smoother, quieter bearings but you don't want to take the minute or so to oil them?
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the 500mx motor is a big improvement over the 500l as far as power goes also comes down so much cooler after flights, noticed it drains the batteries a little more but its well worth it. will be getting a scorpion motor on the next heli i put together no experience with them but many positive reviews on them.
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the 500mx motor is a big improvement over the 500l as far as power goes also comes down so much cooler after flights, noticed it drains the batteries a little more but its well worth it. will be getting a scorpion motor on the next heli i put together no experience with them but many positive reviews on them.
The 500mx is a awesome motor, however if you really like the power of the 500mx do NOT get the 3226-1600, you might be disappointing. I'm running the newer 3226-1400 and I absolutely love it!!! im getting 4.30 min at 100% with a 14t with aggressive flying. the motor comes down slightly hot, about 130-140, and the lipo and ESC under 100, this is on 3000 30c. I'm actually getting about 30 seconds more flight time compared to the 500mx.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:51 AM   #6
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Gee, isn't there anyone able to provide a motor recommendation, based on bearing longevity?
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Bearings on these motors are a regular wear item. Or u can just upgrade to boca bearings and wish for the best.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:37 PM   #8
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The NEU or older KDE motor's bearings last forever. Have my KDE motor now for more than 1.5 years, probably 300+ flights, not a single squeal and NO oiling required.
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I personally dont have any issue oiling my bearings, it takes all of a few minutes and I love the way the Scorpion oil smells
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Are you guys wearing out bearings due to a tight pinion/main gear mesh?
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:51 AM   #11
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Buy a Scorpion or Hyperion motor and install double rubber sealed ceramic bearings. Remember to add green locktite between the axle and the inner race. It will last for a looong time with no maintenance.
The same can probably be done with the MX motor. Remember to change the axle too.
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