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Old 11-16-2017, 06:08 PM
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I just would like to get some opinions regarding breaking in a new motor. I just picked up an ORCA RT 17.5 and I didn't know if it is necessary to break in a new motor. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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I just would like to get some opinions regarding breaking in a new motor. I just picked up an ORCA RT 17.5 and I didn't know if it is necessary to break in a new motor. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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I've never broken in a brush less motor. Just be sure to not overheat a motor. I would start with a conservative fdr and go taller from there. I don't like my motors to get over 160.
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I've never broken in a brush less motor. Just be sure to not overheat a motor. I would start with a conservative fdr and go taller from there. I don't like my motors to get over 160.
Thanks. I was planning to add some oil to the bearings and run it. I'll try not to exceed 160. Thanks again for the info.
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no such thing needed for a brushless motor. the break in was for brushed motors because it has...brushes that touch a moving armature.
there is 0 contact in a brushless motor.
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I just would like to get some opinions regarding breaking in a new motor. I just picked up an ORCA RT 17.5 and I didn't know if it is necessary to break in a new motor. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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break it in just like a silver can dip it in a bowl of water












lol just joking leave the motor alone
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I would never put a brushless motor in a can of water.. if you need to break it in then your not doing something correct this is brushless no need to break in.. might use a micro lube on bearing only.
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I would never put a brushless motor in a can of water.. if you need to break it in then your not doing something correct this is brushless no need to break in.. might use a micro lube on bearing only.
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lol just joking leave the motor alone
Some 13.5/17.5 motors do emit a bit of a burning smell on their first run (Reedy and Schurrspeed ones I know for sure do it) even while they're still at a safe temp but it goes away and as mentioned above, there's no need to break in a bl motor in any way.
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Thanks for all of the input. Just checking.
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Originally Posted by Kelseyrc View Post
I've never broken in a brush less motor. Just be sure to not overheat a motor. I would start with a conservative fdr and go taller from there. I don't like my motors to get over 160.
I pulled out my SCT which hasn't seen the light of day in 3 years last month and put a receiver in it and went racing. I guess I should have checked the bearings because it hit 192 degrees. It still runs well.
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