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Old 04-11-2008, 01:50 AM   #1
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Anyone tried to remove the internal fan from the Team Orion Vortex BL motors? If so, how do you do it? Any help would be appreciated.

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remove the magnet from the motor

hold the magnet nearly vetically with the fan looking at the ground

place a lighter under the spot where the fan is on the shaft (it is glued)

place a calliper between end of magnet and fan to use the leverage effect.

heat shaft and fan simultaneous that way and after a few seconds you can remove the fan with a little force.

it should look like this:
s
h magnet
a calliper
f fan
t lighter
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I hope you understood
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Anyone tried to remove the internal fan from the Team Orion Vortex BL motors? If so, how do you do it? Any help would be appreciated.

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also dont forget to pit in a small brass spacer to take the place of the fan that you just removed
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Where do I get a brasswasher that will fit? What size washer do I need?

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I did it the real way I took my dremel and chopped it off, didnt feel like trying to do the lighter way, and I didnt have to use a brass spacer...
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What did I miss????Why remove the Fan
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Because any added cooling effect is countered by the added drag the fan adds.

Just a guess though.
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I think the drag outweighs the cooling. There must be a reason why Orion's new motors don't have the internal fan.
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cant you just cut the blades off?
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cant you just cut the blades off?
yes you can!
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remove the magnet from the motor

hold the magnet nearly vetically with the fan looking at the ground

place a lighter under the spot where the fan is on the shaft (it is glued)

place a calliper between end of magnet and fan to use the leverage effect.

heat shaft and fan simultaneous that way and after a few seconds you can remove the fan with a little force.

it should look like this:
s
h magnet
a calliper
f fan
t lighter
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.


I hope you understood
does this trick also work on other brands then the Orion vortex ?
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does this trick also work on other brands then the Orion vortex ?
What motor do you want to do it to?

I dont see why it wouldnt
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1) Take note of the magnet (armature) spacing in the motor.
2) Take the magnet out of the motor.
3) Mount the magnet on something so it's vertical and can stand on it's own. If you look at the magnet and the fan you can see that the fan and magnet are held together by epoxy.
4) Take a soldering iron and some solder a start to heat up the top of fan where the epoxy is. Continue to go around in a circular motion around the fan. Once you see the epoxy start to bubble, take a rag and hold the magnet and then take another rag and pull the fan off. It should just slide off.
5) Then clean up any excess epoxy.
6) Find some shims to replace the space the fan used.
7) When putting the magnet back in do it slowly. If you just let it go it might break the circuit board inside.
8) Put the motor together and you're ready to rock.
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What motor do you want to do it to?

I dont see why it wouldnt
on a GM EVO 3 4.5t
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on a GM EVO 3 4.5t
Same motor as the orion.... Just a different sticker..

It will work
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