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Old 08-24-2021, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Platinum 100 Pro motor quit spinning

Question: I've had two Hobbywing Platinum Pro V3 100A ESC's failing within a two month period. First was my Trex 550 and now my Goblin 500. On the two occassions I had flown the machine without incident and when I went for another flight the motor wouldn't turn, even though you could hear a sound coming from it. I fixed it both times by replacing the ESC with the Castle Talon 90's I had "upgraded" from in 2018 but kept. Any ideas on how to bring the Hobby Wing ESCs back from the dead or should I just trash them? TIA!
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Old 08-24-2021, 10:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd just trash them. Not made anymore and likely pretty old.
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When you say "wont turn" do you mean you cant even physically turn it by hand, or it just sits there and makes a high pitched sound without moving when you apply throttle?

Its rare, but you can sometimes get a specific motor/ESC combo that will not want to move if the can happens to be sitting in just the right place between the phases, but in this case simply moving the can a bit by hand first will resolve it. You typically need to go into the ESC setting and increase the startup power value to help kick it over if this is happening.
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