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Reedy s plus armature exploded 17.5 stock motor.

Old 11-06-2019, 06:21 PM
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Default Reedy s plus armature exploded 17.5 stock motor.

Does anyone have experience dealing with reedy when they have a problem? The armature on my four pack old s plus exploded on me.
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:40 PM
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You mean the rotor? That can be replaced, just make sure you remove all the old particles from inside before installing the new one. Often happens from free revving the motor.
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It damaged the sensor too. It's a 17.5 motor not a 3.5. it's four packs old too.
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That's impressive, no doubt.. I've had my days where I sacrificed an "old" 13.5 motor (8-10 mains at times) I think the best I cooked one was like 257 degrees or so, never managed to blow a rotor up though!
FWIW Sorry it happen, of the medium amount of motors I've had over the past few years Orion has really won me over "durability" wise and seem to be the most consistent (for me) best of luck!
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Originally Posted by party_wagon View Post
It damaged the sensor too. It's a 17.5 motor not a 3.5. it's four packs old too.
Have you contacted Reedy/Associated about it? A low revving 17.5, that new? Sounds like a defect to me.

I've never seen a 1/10 rotor break, only ever heard of it on 1/8 motors.
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Have you contacted Reedy/Associated about it? A low revving 17.5, that new? Sounds like a defect to me.

I've never seen a 1/10 rotor break, only ever heard of it on 1/8 motors.
I'm just glad the new style can contained everything and no one got hurt. I have contacted reedy customer support and am awaiting on their response.
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They responded this morning and should be sending a new motor out to me.
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good support there on that. had a buddy make a mistake of spinning up a no-load 8.5T motor back in the day and did what looks like the same thing.
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"Give it more timing," they said. "It'll be fine," they said.

And here we are now.
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That is indeed most unusual. In nearly a decade of free revving all kinds of motors and generally driving like a deranged baboon, I've never actually damaged a motor rotor.
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That is indeed most unusual. In nearly a decade of free revving all kinds of motors and generally driving like a deranged baboon, I've never actually damaged a motor rotor.
OP, motors that fail within the first few runs usually have manufacturing defects.

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