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04-24-2011 02:51 AM  7 years agoPost 1
heli-eddie

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totowa, nj, u.s

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can you guys tell me how a stock trex 500 esp motor is supposed to feel when u turn it buy hand. i have had mine for about three years and have had many flights. both FAI and 3D flying and i have only had a small crash with it once. when i took my motor out to clean it... its very easy to turn by hand. is it supposed to feel like that or is it worn and time for a new motor? thanks

P.S the heli runs great

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04-24-2011 03:42 AM  7 years agoPost 2
KCinNC

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Mooresville, NC

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a month ago, mine started howling. so i took it out to check it...i could spin it by hand really easy !! also had some up and down play on the shaft, so i went ahead and replaced it

i know they have a shaft/bearing rebuild kit for some of the 500 motors though

nothing to it but to do it

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04-24-2011 06:05 AM  7 years agoPost 3
heli-eddie

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totowa, nj, u.s

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alright cool thanks man

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04-24-2011 01:59 PM  7 years agoPost 4
davehour

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Guayama, Puerto Rico 00785

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When I spin the motor of my 500ESP by hand, it feels tight but it sounds with a "metallic" sound. I don't know how to describe it better, but my question is if the bearings should be lubed periodically.

Thanks.

David

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04-25-2011 04:27 AM  7 years agoPost 5
heli-eddie

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you can try lubing up the bearings that might do the trick, and it wont hurt anything if you do

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