Would anyone have any datasheet on that? I have done over 80hrs so far and would like to know when I should change motors.. I have been flying solo everyday for about 12mins since April 2018 with total of 330 usage with a Sony R10C camera. Cheers
Thank you KindlyIf you need a document to reference, the 150 hours recommended motor change is in Section 10.6 of the current 3DR User Manual, here...
Thank you Rich too....I knew vaguely I'd seen a maintenance manual link on the forum but couldn't find it. That will be useful for my UK PfCO application later this year.Reality is that the bearings wear out. The ESC and motor components are fine in most cases. Just replace the bearings with known quality. Max a couple of hours worth of work and fairly easy after the first one. Several older threads discussing bearings here on the forum. Money and time well spent...
Nice find DJMc, I couldn't find the reference earlier this AM. I was looking in the service manual. Which is another good resource to have. https://3dr.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Solo_Service_V3a_10_30.pdf
Is there any way to check the motor pods before you fly? Are people just rotating them and feeling for and wobble or resistance?
Thanks this is really helpful. When you mention temperature can expose worn pods, how are you testing this? Letting a pod run for 5-10 minutes and shooting it with a IR temp gun?Getting the "feel" of healthy pods by turning them between your fingers and comparing with suspected ones is probably the best method. Temperature can help expose worn pods as well. A sound check is also helpful. Finally the Motor Run utility in Solex is an excellent tool. By spinning the motors over individually helps you to compare them both for sound and wind down. A failing pod will stop more abruptly on cut off.
Ahhhh, I wish I could say that I am. My method is far less scientific. After a flight I carefully examine the pods to see if any are exceptionally warm to the touch.Thanks this is really helpful. When you mention temperature can expose worn pods, how are you testing this? Letting a pod run for 5-10 minutes and shooting it with a IR temp gun?