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Old 03-20-2006, 09:35 AM   #1
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So here's an interesting question, Winter TC racing is just about wrapped up and I am going to put my stuff away for the summer, wondering if there are any special storage tips to keeping your motors in the best shape possible.

ex. remove the arms or keep them together donít allow motors to come in contact with one another etc. I'm sure that its slightly overkill but I have never seen it discussed and seems like there should be a way to keep you motors running strong.

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Old 03-20-2006, 10:12 AM   #2
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Just buy a motor case and store them in there. Throw a couple of drops of bearing oil on your bearings and you should be good to go.

I have also heard that some store the motors without brushes installed - however, I think that is overkill.
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I have seen, been told and do store my motors without the armatures in them. The reason is the magnets will lose their strength with the armature in them. I have NO idea if this reality or not. I doubt it but I do it anyways. I know.
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i just keep mine assembled in my race tech box.

I run oval, and hadnt ran one of my roar epic stocks since this past summer.

this weekend i took it out, cut the com, rebrushed it, dyno'd it on a robi (had the best dyno results that motor ever had) ran it and ran my personal best.

i heard back in the day guys would store their motors in their freezer to maintain the magnets but not sure how much that actually works
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Just take the springs out because they will go soft it sitting in a sprung state. The armatures sitting in the magnets will have no effect on them, heat and shock are what cause magnets to demagnitize.
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Just take the springs out because they will go soft it sitting in a sprung state. The armatures sitting in the magnets will have no effect on them, heat and shock are what cause magnets to demagnitize.

General belief with magazines is that leaving the springs tensioned does not weaken the springs. Loading and unloading the magazine weaken the spring.

Not sure how that applies to an rc motor spring, just commenting.
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I'm no motor guru, but I believe that heat is the major thing that causes springs to lose tension, not keeping them in the endbell. Although I guess anything will go bad over a long period of time.
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Thanks guys,
Seem like everyone is on the same page with this I'll just load up the motor tubes and wait for next winter. Might try removing the springs an a light coat of oil on the endbell to prevent corrosion.

Beerbaron good to hear about the magazines. I always feared that I would have a feed problem from the mag spring going soft from sitting, to counter-act this I have taken to partial loading....
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does anyone know where I can get motor tubes???
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does anyone know where I can get motor tubes???
EA has them for a buck: http://www.teameamotorsports.com/cat...products_id=38
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