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HelicopterMain Discussion › What happened to my engine connector?
10-13-2013 07:26 PM  4 years agoPost 1
waqr

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Today my engine stuttered really bad on my Trex 500 and after the first pack it just stopped. I then noticed that one of the motor connectors were rellay loose inside the Castle Taloon ESC. When I pulled it out I could see that it had become much smaller then the other two connectors. What has happened? Is it time for a new ESC or a new motor?

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10-13-2013 07:58 PM  4 years agoPost 2
Dr.Ben

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Replace the single bullet with the collapsed sections and go back to flying.

Ben Minor

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10-13-2013 08:13 PM  4 years agoPost 3
waqr

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So you think it is just the bullet connector? How could this happen? Something must have caused the connector to gotten smaller?

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10-13-2013 09:36 PM  4 years agoPost 4
Heli_Splatter

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connector could have gotten hot or maybe it was just a bad metal. Either way, just remove it and solder on another connector. No reason to take any chances.

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10-14-2013 03:49 AM  4 years agoPost 5
Paul Woodcock

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Hi guys

I have not seen the bullet connectors that come with the Talon esc. If they are anything like the CC 5,5 and 6,5 mm connectors I used to use, the tend to squash smaller when you plug them in and out a few times. They are not really spring connectors.

If it was me, I would try bend it open a little to get a tight fit when plugging it in.

Try 'cutting' down on the plug with an X-Acto knife, while the plug is held pointing vertically up. The blade is thin enough to get between the fingers of the plug. Give a gentle wiggle and the fingers will bend apart. Work your way around the plug. Do a little at a time, while doing a test fit in the esc until you get a tight fit. If you do too much at once, you may break one of the fingers off..... Sounds like a big job, but it only takes a few seconds.

I have fixed my CC 5,5 and 6,5 mm plugs many times . Some even came with a loose fit.

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10-14-2013 01:38 PM  4 years agoPost 6
himaxkeith

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May have Heated up and the Heat Shrink compressed it. Open it back up and cut back the Heat Shrink.

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10-14-2013 01:55 PM  4 years agoPost 7
waqr

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Can a loose engine connector cause the engine to go bananas?

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10-14-2013 02:12 PM  4 years agoPost 8
McKrackin

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Yes...it will make the motor go nuts or even quit.

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10-14-2013 02:13 PM  4 years agoPost 9
McKrackin

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Loose connectors also get very hot which will make them looser until they fail completely.

That's exactly what happened to my Trex 500.

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10-15-2013 06:17 AM  4 years agoPost 10
JKos

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A loose motor connector can also destroy your ESC.

- John

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10-15-2013 04:50 PM  4 years agoPost 11
balsabasher

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Replace the bullet side of the connector and inspect the female side. Check for stress or tightness on the wire layout, may be working the bullet inside the female connection and smashing the bullet blades.

Blades; what goes around, comes around!

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10-15-2013 07:49 PM  4 years agoPost 12
Ronald Thomas

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You need better connectors. Go with CC connectors for that application.

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10-15-2013 08:01 PM  4 years agoPost 13
Retired2011

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I thought those were CC connectors

Chet

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10-15-2013 08:12 PM  4 years agoPost 14
Ronald Thomas

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Not, necessarily if he used the ones that came with the heli....

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10-15-2013 08:18 PM  4 years agoPost 15
Pistol Pete

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CC connectors are also slotted like those.

You can just reuse them by simply spreading back out with something simple as a pen or pencil. Avoid anything that may leave a burr.

Discard if any one of those slotted "tabs" break off.

Best male connetors are not slotted but rather smooth as well as females.

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10-16-2013 12:07 AM  4 years agoPost 16
Retired2011

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Not, necessarily if he used the ones that came with the heli....
CC connectors look exactly like the pic he posted, and it is a CC ESC...maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think so.

Chet

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