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Old 02-26-2004, 07:28 AM   #1
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OK I WANT TO START THIS THREAD as i'm wondering how i should take car of my hacker brushless 6T unit? maybe we can help each other.

my hacker was not spinning smoothly when i turned it with my finger. like it had sand in it!?

in a fit of boredom i opened up the hacker, (whilst doing this i was screaming "AAAAAHHHH" in my mind thinking i'm gonna stuff it)

anyway after finding that i didn't break anything, (phew!) i saw a sh$T load of dirt and small pebble rock particles in it!

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how should i take care of my hacker?
i took out the magnet "thing" and put the case in a ultrasonic cleaner with shellite. i oiled the bearings and stuff but should i have done this? i didn't stuff it up did i?

my main hobby is nitro that's why i ask.
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when you say "case" do you mean the part with the windings in it? i would give it a blast with some motorspray.

mount the speed controller away from the sides of the chassis, if it gets hit it may stop working like mine did, ive been waiting several months for hacker to fix it.
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Your Hacker motor is pretty much bullet proof.....just blow it out every now and then.

Dirt will get in due to the opening where the wires come out.
You can clean your bearings as you would a brushed motor.

Putting tape over the end bearing helps prevent dirt getting to your bearing.

Sit back and enjoy watching the brushed motor ppl cut their comms all afternoon...
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Sit back and enjoy watching the brushed motor ppl cut their comms all afternoon...
and you will only ever need one motor, a hacker 6turn.
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yeah i sealed up all the holes. but i forgot about the wire openings. might try using .....something for that. maybe gasket sealent. the type used in my nitro engines. i can be peeled of
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What's the typical size race for brushless where you guys go? My track doesn't do brushless.
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The windings on the inside are coated (electrically insulated) with a varnish. If it's scrubbed off, or removed chemically (ultrasonic and motor spray) you can short the windings and be in big trouble. Simply blow it out w/air, or best to keep the crunchy stuff out of it w/silicone sealant, or as you said - gasket sealant.

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What's the typical size race for brushless where you guys go? My track doesn't do brushless.
We have been able to get brushless made legal in the national association rules, and as such are legal at most races. It has been proven that a BL is equivalent to a good 8t, and as such no quicker on the track, therefore we race the tow types together. At most regional meetings we have 20-30 Mod entrants, and state and national levels, 40+
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The windings on the inside are coated (electrically insulated) with a varnish. If it's scrubbed off, or removed chemically (ultrasonic and motor spray) you can short the windings and be in big trouble. Simply blow it out w/air, or best to keep the crunchy stuff out of it w/silicone sealant, or as you said - gasket sealant.

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i conected a pack to it to see if it worked and it was fine. i'll follow your hints though. will be sealing up every hole and it will truly be a bolt in and forget peice.

brad have you ever maintained your hacker? i'm interested as to what you did?

shawn are you sure it has varnish on the windings? i didn't see anything?
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How fast is ur hacker 6t, maybe compare to novak ss?
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How fast is ur hacker 6t, maybe compare to novak ss?
quicker than a novak definately. i use a comp esc. for the 6t it is recommended.
hehehe very quick!.....down a straight. i still can't keep up with the pro's though the top drivers in oz are probably just as quick with a hacker as compared to a really good brushed.

down the straight of a major track in nsw it was/is as quick as a old novarossi s1 3 port i had....maybe a few clicks under.
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when you say "case" do you mean the part with the windings in it? i would give it a blast with some motorspray.

mount the speed controller away from the sides of the chassis, if it gets hit it may stop working like mine did, ive been waiting several months for hacker to fix it.
dontfeelcold how did you clean yours?
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i just brushed out he end cap and oiled the bearings. The motor cleaner will not hurt any of the windings (otherwise it wouldnt be called electric motor cleaner), so spray away.
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Good point cold - motorspray should be OK.

Yes, the varnish is very thin, clear, and tough, but it's there. Otherwise the motor would be one big electrical short and not work. (technically it's 3 equal electrical shorts)

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Good point cold - motorspray should be OK.

Yes, the varnish is very thin, clear, and tough, but it's there. Otherwise the motor would be one big electrical short and not work. (technically it's 3 equal electrical shorts)

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cool, i guess i didn't bust it. i'll seal it up and never touch it ever again. WOW WHO WOULD OF KNOWN YOU COULD SAY THAT IN ELECTRICS!?
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