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I2 Motor Bearings & Esc.

Discussion in 'Inspire 2 Discussion' started by slim.slamma, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. slim.slamma

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    After 1 to 3 flight's a Esc failure is slim to none. @The Editor am I correct?

    The bearings inside the motor wear out over time, say between a year or two. Replace those with Boca Bearings and the Brushless Motors should be set for life. No need to ever re-enter.

    Why not permanently seal the feet with carbon wrap? It's been used to repair the carbon arms and cant be broken.

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  2. Florida Drone Supply

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    We had one of our pilots simply replace his motors at about 200 hours of flight time. I am not sure if he considered just changing the bearings or not - back with all the custom built units we have been involved in Boca bearings were a popular choice to change to.
     
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  3. slim.slamma

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    Do you know what Boca model # for the i2. My i1 is still running after 3 years. Esc and brushless motors will run for year's with quality bearings.
    Prior preparation prevents poor performance:D
     
  4. slim.slamma

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    It's was a cheap washer behind the E-clip that starts to deteriorate at about 100 hours on the i1. That's the motor killer.

    Cheap crap.
     
  5. Donnie Frank

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    I physically spin and move my motors by hand to check for looseness or undue friction or noise. Does this wearing E-clip show any symptoms?
     
  6. slim.slamma

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    One motor was slowing when I would hand spin the motors. If i remember correctly in comparison it would stop quick. The best option is to remove all e-clips. Some i1 motors have them some don't
    First sign of any problems most likely it's an E-clip.
     
  7. Donnie Frank

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    Thanx for the tip. I have about 40 hours on my Inspire-1, which I really only use for film any more (between my partner and I we have 3). So it will probably be a while before any of them hit the 100 hour mark. I used to use it for all things aerial, but the Mavic Pro has taken over all real estate duties, and the P4P has taken over all mapping duties. Thanx for the heads up.
     
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