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Old 05-25-2020, 08:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tail motor going soft?

I am wondering if these tail motors can fail by losing power. Mine is pretty old and has not been crashed. I am starting to lose tail hold with pitch inputs and now have to fly very steadily to keep the tail from turning. I've checked the wiring, changed the tail rotor and checked its on the correct way and dead free. The motor is also starting to get a lot hotter than it used to.
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I sure you already have but did you try oiling the motor bearing/bearings?
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Old 05-25-2020, 10:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The tail motor on my V1 is still going after well over 1000 flights. I did wear out the main motor once already. They get lubed around every 10 flights.

If it's getting hotter than there is a good chance the bearings have been worn out. Like Craig said try lubing it and if that doesn't help then probably time for a new motor or rebuild with new bearings.
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I took the motor apart to lube it and I think I've found the issue. The magnets have come loose and moved around the can. I've moved them back to their positions and put a spot of superglue on each to hold it in place.
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Might want to order a new tail motor if that's the case. Better part of valor. CA won't hold up for long. Epoxy would be a better alternative but then you may get into a balance issue. $30 and your back in business.
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I agree. Once the magnets came loose, the motor will never be as it should. They are machine balanced by factory.
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I agree. Once the magnets came loose, the motor will never be as it should. They are machine balanced by factory.
Ordered a new one today.
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