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PostSubject: Brushless maintenance   Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:27 pm

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Although brushless motors are touted as being maintenance-free, we often overlook the fact that this is more of a comparison to their brushed counterparts rather than a statement in itself. Just like any part of your car, truck, or mini, brushless motors need a little bit of tender loving care to continue operating at their highest level. Sure, there are no commutators to true or brushes to replace, but they can accumulate dirt like anything else, can have bearings go bad, and sloppy wiring or broken wires can lead to performance problems or even damage to the units themselves. Being able to install a brushless motor and forget about it is a great convenience, but if you devote a little bit of your wrenching time to maintaining your brushless you'll be rewarded with a happy motor that continues to perform well for a very long time.

General Maintenance
Start With a Cleaning • When you sit down between race days to work on your car, there are a few simple tasks you should always perform on your brushless motor. First and foremost, you want to make sure the motor is clean, since dirt and grime can hurt a brushless motor just as much as it can hurt a brushed motor. Use a brush or a cleaning rag to wipe down the surface of the motor, taking care to inspect it for any obvious signs of damage.

Check the Feel • Since brushless motors don't provide a ton of resistance when you spin them, it is usually very easy to see if something is causing your motor to seize up. With the motor cleaned and out of the car, spin the armature to feel for any grittiness or "notchy" behavior. If you sense that it is not spinning as freely as it should, you should probably disassemble the motor and clean it out.

Inspect the Wiring • Your brushless motor has quite a few wires coming out of it, and each and every one of them is very important. Hopefully your wiring is adequately protected from moving parts and outside influences, but even if so, accidents can happen and wires can become torn or frayed. Make sure that none of the wires are exposed, and that none are in danger of contacting one another. If the insulation on any wire has been torn or the inside exposed, use electrical tape to re-insulate it.

Lubricate • The main point of contact between your motor and the outside world is its partially exposed bearing, and you want it to spin as freely as possible. After cleaning the motor, be sure to add a drop or two of thin bearing lubricant to the bearing. The lube will keep it spinning freely and help to ward off debris.

DISASSEMBLY
From time to time, or if you ever notice a problem, you should disassemble your brushless motor to inspect and clean it. Don't be afraid; the process is really quite simple, and much more so than a brushed motor.

1.Removal
Remove your motor from the vehicle, and unsolder the wires and disconnect the wiring harness if possible. While you're at it, clean the area around the motor mount and anywhere else that dirt and debris may collect.


2.Disassemble
Most brushless motors are quick and easy to disassemble, with a few hex-head screws on either the front or rear of the case, or possibly both. Take your motor apart and lay the parts out in front of you.


3.Clean
Just like a brushed motor, dirt and grime can build up inside the can of a brushless motor, so clean both the rotating parts and the can itself. Spray the can with motor spray and allow it to dry before reassembly. Wipe down the armature as well.


4.Re-Lube
Since you just sprayed down the can and the bearings along with it, you'll need to re-lubricate them. Put a few drops of thin bearing lubricant in each bearing. If after spraying and re-lubing a bearing it still feels gritty or seizes up, it needs to be replaced before running again.


5. Bearing replacement
Should you need to replace a bearing, first consult with your motor's manufacturer to make sure that you have the right size in mind. Try to find a replacement bearing with a metal shield, as this will resist damage and debris more effectively than a rubber or Teflon shield. If you have one, use a bearing pusher to pop the bearing out of the can, and then push the replacement back into place. Add a drop or two of bearing lube to the new bearing as well.


6.Reassembly and Installation
You're all done! Put your motor back together and then reinstall it in your vehicle, as good as new.


It's Not So Bad!
There, that wasn't so bad, was it? Compared to brushed motors, maintaining a brushless system is as easy as can be. For these few minutes spent, you will have a motor system that continues to be effective and trouble-free, and hopefully one that lasts for a long time to come. There is still no such thing as a maintenance-free RC motor, but brushless systems come awfully close.

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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:52 am

so my car motor consider brushless motor??? sorry ya noob question cause still very new to the world of RC
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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:07 pm

VictorGR wrote:
so my car motor consider brushless motor??? sorry ya noob question cause still very new to the world of RC
ur motor is brushed. meaning to say u have to change brush if finish.....
for brushless means no need to change because it dun have brush inside...

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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:21 pm

nop....you motor also not brushed...your OEM heng long engine is NA...called as 540 motor....so your also no need chnage brushed.....is ok..we will put sum info about our car part info. hehe....lets share
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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:46 pm

oh ok thxs for the info, ya Zeekay do post up some more info for me
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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:59 pm

aiyah...paiseh nia

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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:19 pm

RCmania@ukeong wrote:
aiyah...paiseh nia

no need paiseh we are all not perfect
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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:54 am

so touch.... Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:55 am

lol..no need lai det kua.....

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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:08 am

santa

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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:45 pm

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lol..no need lai det kua.....

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guess his very emo
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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:25 pm

VictorGR wrote:
Zeekay wrote:
lol..no need lai det kua.....

Neutral

guess his very emo
maybe sometime Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:13 pm

well maybe i guess we all do get emo from time to time, thats what makes us humans right
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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:32 am

VictorGR wrote:
well maybe i guess we all do get emo from time to time, thats what makes us humans right
beh tahan What a Face

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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:14 pm

RCmania@ukeong wrote:
VictorGR wrote:
well maybe i guess we all do get emo from time to time, thats what makes us humans right
beh tahan What a Face

what beh tahan, u sure have your emo time also what, everyone has it
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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:07 pm

VictorGR wrote:
RCmania@ukeong wrote:
VictorGR wrote:
well maybe i guess we all do get emo from time to time, thats what makes us humans right
beh tahan What a Face

what beh tahan, u sure have your emo time also what, everyone has it
yalar yalar

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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:36 pm

RCmania@ukeong wrote:
VictorGR wrote:
RCmania@ukeong wrote:
VictorGR wrote:
well maybe i guess we all do get emo from time to time, thats what makes us humans right
beh tahan What a Face

what beh tahan, u sure have your emo time also what, everyone has it
yalar yalar

okok no more emo here emo there, back to DIY topic for the time, so anymore good DIY article???
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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:41 am

how to change brush tusyen...

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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:22 am

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how to change brush tusyen...

good 1 maybe u can do a write up on that
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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:58 am

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RCmania@ukeong wrote:
how to change brush tusyen...

good 1 maybe u can do a write up on that
now a bit BOH ENG....i will write up when free..

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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:29 pm

RCmania@ukeong wrote:
VictorGR wrote:
RCmania@ukeong wrote:
how to change brush tusyen...

good 1 maybe u can do a write up on that
now a bit BOH ENG....i will write up when free..

okok pls do since u got 4G ram d
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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:49 pm

VictorGR wrote:
RCmania@ukeong wrote:
VictorGR wrote:
RCmania@ukeong wrote:
how to change brush tusyen...

good 1 maybe u can do a write up on that
now a bit BOH ENG....i will write up when free..

okok pls do since u got 4G ram d
ok ok...this fews days i housekeeping my house...

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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:14 pm

aik become housewife pulak
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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:17 pm

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aik become housewife pulak
yalar...house too small...have to housekeep to put my PC mah

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PostSubject: Re: Brushless maintenance   Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:18 pm

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VictorGR wrote:
aik become housewife pulak
yalar...house too small...have to housekeep to put my PC mah

oh no wonder your house small meh???
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