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Old 12-30-2004, 09:55 AM   #1
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I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced this. I put a brand new Orion Revolution motor in my 12th scale last night. In the second main, I got aholed by a guy and knocked the bearing out of the endbell. The bad think is that armature wasted the end bell when it did that. Kind of sucks that they only have an oring holding in that bearing. No other damage was done to the car other than the motor. Lot of money to be wasted on a brand new motor.
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Ouch!!
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I think you should drop by the Orion forums (on their site)...it sounds like they'll take care of you if you have a problem.

There have been a couple guys who've had o-ring issues...maybe even call them and see what they say.
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working at a shop ive seen this problem a few times now, both times the problems were recitified by Orion/Peak with swaps for new motors.
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Old 12-30-2004, 11:50 AM   #5
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This happens sometimes on a bad crash.....it happened to Chris Tosolini's motor at cleveland when he got punted...

Orion has really good customer service, you can either call or email Joe Pillars (you could probably find his email on here, as he posts sometimes or on the Orion Forums)....

It would not suprise me if they replaced motor for you or helped you get it fixed....

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yeah team orion have a good customer service.

i had problems with the brush tubes on my endbell, they took the motor off with them, looked at it and put a brand new endbell on..no questions asked.

just give them a call or drop them an email and they should sort it for you no problem.
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Old 12-30-2004, 12:03 PM   #7
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...all of the above is why I just bought a Core. That, and the fact that Orion is 15 minutes down the freeway.

Novak has spoiled me...now I expect every R/C company to be helpful. Screw Trinity.
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I think we can use a snap ring to replace the o ring which holds the bearing in place.
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Got a touring 9x1 and a 10x1 Orion/Peak V2's but the armatures are worn out due to normal use. The question is where can I get the armatureas for touring not the modified ones?
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I think we can use a snap ring to replace the o ring which holds the bearing in place.
I don't know if I would do that as the o-ring is there to help reduce vibration as well as hold the bearing in.

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I would. It beats waisting a motor.
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Old 12-31-2004, 04:12 AM   #12
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Maybe the oring wasn't in properly to begin with, I have never had any problems with mine coming out and my car has been involved in some monumental hits (not all my doing either )

I would rather have the motor running better then put a hard snap ring in.

But I guess it could be kind of frustrating when it happens and it's not even your fault.

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Old 12-31-2004, 10:38 AM   #13
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Ya, and the worst part is not even being able to finish the race.
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Guys, we had 3 drivers do this to their Orion motors, all in 12th scale. Mine really was wasted, but I was able to silver solder the lugs back up so that they looked good again. Straightened the tubes back up. I went Lowes and bought some 3/8" internal snap rings to replace the oring. I had to spread the snap ring just a bit as it was just not quite snug. You would not want a piece of steel spinning in aluminum. Since the snap ring is thinner then the oring, I added motor shim to the armature which snugged the bearing up to the snap ring. I have running it since with out any further problems. I am glad to hear that Orion is taking care of anyone with this problem.... I just needed my motor back asap.

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Old 12-31-2004, 11:44 AM   #15
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A snap ring will work OK as an option.

Pan cars are pretty hard on motors in crashes. The barriers are generally immovable and there is a lot of force generated. It is not uncommon for bearings to break out the end of plastic endbells.
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