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Old 04-18-2006, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default Novak SS5800 Brushless System Questions

I decided to give the ball bearing in my SS5800 motor a good clean today. I took apart the motor, cleaned all the gunk, and sprayed a little WD40. I cleaned the excess WD40 and put the motor back together. Now i decided to give the arm a little spin by hand to see if I put it back together right. It spun and then spun an extra 2 or 3 full turns. Now i dont remember it doing that before I cleaned it. Is this happening because I cleaned it or because i got something wrong?

I tired the motor out with a battery pack and it seemed ok.
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:41 AM   #2
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There's a section in the manual about motor maintenance. Basically, you don't want to use anything but compressed air to clean the motors, and then a light oil in the bearings. Not sure if you've damaged yours, I guess only time will tell.

Here's a link to the PDF that came with your motor. Check out the section that explains "motor maintenance."

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brushless motors don't have permanent magnets nor brushes to put drag on a free un electrically excited motor. Yours sound normal. I would use a modified oil to lube the bearings. WD40 is a penetrant not a lubricant.
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Like mentioned above Brushless motors dont have a large amount of natural cogging because of the design. Also witht there being no brushes alot of the drag is gone.

When the motor is fully asembeled it should spin fairly freely

It sounds like there is NOTHING wrong with the motor so run it and it should be fine.

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Thanks a lot guys. Andrew I will be email you soon. Thanks again.
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