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Old 12-05-2008, 09:40 AM   #1
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Default Brushless motors How long do they Lasts???

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I'm just wondering Whats the life of Brushless motors...
Especially 13.5T Brushless Motors How often you guys Buy new Motor??
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:56 AM   #2
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mine last about 8-12 months. running 3-4 weekends a month approx 7-10 runs a weekend. i toasted a novak not too long ago but it was because i over geared the crap out of it and burnt it up. i typically don't even bother temping then and just run them into the ground until they melt down and just get another one.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:32 AM   #3
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I guess the motors last a long time I still have a 13.5 motor that is 3 years old. Don't over gear the motor or the motor can be a one shot deal.

Just replace the bearings when needed and replace the rotor if the motor starts to overheat under normal gearing.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:42 AM   #4
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Not pushing motors to the edge in my offroad cars, I have had a 6.5 going for over a year and a 5.5 that is approaching a year. The 6.5 is still original (have yet to replace anything) and the 5.5 had a rotor and front bearing replaced because the mesh jammed after a crash and it overheated durring the race
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:01 PM   #5
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they can last for years if u keep the bearings in good shape, im still using ny original 8000kv motor from CC. it's been over a year now.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:02 PM   #6
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5.5 lrp vector was good for three and a half years in 1/12, after that front bearing broke
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I've had my 7700 mamba max for more then 3 years an it's still running great.
My 4600 mm is over 2 years old and just as fast as it was when it was new.
I have never oil the bearings on ether one but all I do is on road with them.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:42 PM   #8
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My oldest brushless motor is a 13.5t. I bought it in early summer 2007 and have used it basically every weekend since then. Still as good as new.
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