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Old 06-03-2015, 06:02 PM
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I received my new reedy 8000kv motor to day, to replace my stock 5000kv reedy motor that blew on me a few months back, now I put the motor in and set it on the ground gave it gas and I heard a pop, and smoke came from the postive lead on the esc.so is my new motor blowin?
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:33 PM
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Did one of the wires desolder itself from the motor? If not the motor is probably fine. Break it down anyways and check for melted epoxy or discolored wires
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I did break it down, I find the postive soldering on my esc is weak and was hot from no run time . I did use a battery with more Mah.so I think that could be the cause. But I Wana know if my new motor is ok and if so I wil get a new esc.
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Motor is probably fine. Are you sure it didn't just blow the cap?
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Motor is probably fine. Are you sure it didn't just blow the cap?
Maybe you can explain more? What do you mean by cap?
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The capacitor on the esc.

So how does the inside of the motor look?

You probably connected something wrong or crossbridged something while soldering. Have you tested the esc since smoking your first motor. That could be your issue too.
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Another question. Smoke coming from motor or ESC?? Probably not the motor. Popped the ESC yes. Does it smell odd? Oder will tell you. Probably popped a FET. Caps you can inspect them if there swelled up or popped. Installing new motor, you HAVE to recalibrate RX to ESC(meaning Neutral, Full throttle & Braking) with motor installed. It doesn't work by installing motor, putting on the ground and giving it THROTTLE!!! Step by step with electronics. Depending on ESC, Beeping sound or LED's to confirm the recalibration.
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Another question. Smoke coming from motor or ESC?? Probably not the motor. Popped the ESC yes. Does it smell odd? Oder will tell you. Probably popped a FET. Caps you can inspect them if there swelled up or popped. Installing new motor, you HAVE to recalibrate RX to ESC(meaning Neutral, Full throttle & Braking) with motor installed. It doesn't work by installing motor, putting on the ground and giving it THROTTLE!!! Step by step with electronics. Depending on ESC, Beeping sound or LED's to confirm the recalibration.
I have been doing this 25 years and never done that. When you calibrate it is the radio to the ESC, hell I've done that with no motor hooked up.
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I did break it down, I find the postive soldering on my esc is weak and was hot from no run time . I did use a battery with more Mah.so I think that could be the cause. But I Wana know if my new motor is ok and if so I wil get a new esc.
battery capacity will not cause your esc to blow. You can run any capacity battery you want as long as the voltage is correcmt
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Yes my ESC does smell and I did no soldering, it was a stock motor and ESC, I found that inside my ESC was cover in dust , grass and anything else. So if my motor is a 2-3s I just have to find a ESC that a 2-3s also? How do I match my new ESC to my motor?
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New ESC will tell you how to Calibrate, Neutral, Full Throttle & Braking. Read the manual.
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My manual does not say much other then diameter and compatible battery
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Tell info I need to know, I'll look it up myself, Model of car, TX & RX, ESC & motorBrushed or Brushless and batteries you use.
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Team associated sc18

reciver stock, xp trs403.ssi

Transmitter is stock,

Reedy brushless sport 8000kv micro motor 2-3s ohm 0.1

Reedy micro brushless ESC 2-3s proportional breaks silicone 16 awg wires 35mm x 26mm x 21mm
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Bro! Where are you located? Many of 18th scales ESC like Castle Creation Mamba are discontinued. You said earlier Diameter Batteries, are you still running NiMh batteries? Maybe I can Help if you in the US, let me know.
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