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10-13-2011 10:59 AM  6 years agoPost 21
JoeB1

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Seal
I would imagine they are sealed.
If you use "cleaners" this may actualy seep into the bearing and remove any oil in there. Thats what it does.
Then if you oil it it wont make it way past the seal do you are doing harm.
Oiling the shaft makes no difference as the center of the bearing is a snug fit ( as it should be ) on the shaft.

I would leave alone. Put it this way......do you oil the bearings in your car? They get a lot more hardship but they are sealed.

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10-13-2011 01:21 PM  6 years agoPost 22
Dr.Ben

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Shafts on miniature bearings running at 15K or a lot more on an automobile are few and far between.

The pics of motors I've seen or with which I have firsthand knowledge (Scorpion and X-Era) use shielded bearings.

I've oiled my Scorpions from day one over hundreds of flights. I've never had a bearing failure. YMMV, but it certainly works for me.

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10-15-2011 01:26 PM  6 years agoPost 23
Band1086

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It's very strange that you would have to oil bearings on only one brand of motor and no others. I have gotten used to not oiling bearings on motors, it would be a pita to have to do it again.

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10-15-2011 02:32 PM  6 years agoPost 24
JoeB1

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The comment on the bearings on the car was only an example. There is lots of others on a car for instance the alternator, belt tensioners etc etc. These operate in all conditions and temps.
All Im saying is if they are sealed, which its looks like they are, the cleaner is thin enough to go through the seal, disolve any oil, and go back out. Putting oil back on wont go through the seal and your left with a dry bearing.
Just my 5 cents ( euro) worth!

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10-15-2011 03:11 PM  6 years agoPost 25
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Whether the oil can get to the bearings or not, Oiling the bearings can't hurt in any way can it? If not then maybe I will start doing it! No idea how though! I use an align 650 1220kv in my 600, and align 700 470kv in my scaler. Greg

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10-15-2011 03:41 PM  6 years agoPost 26
1004ron

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I use Scorpion oil on my motors (600M, 450M & 2221-8)

The 600M is not know as a very long lasting durable motor - mine is more than a year old with an average of 6 flights per week and it's still going strong.

The bearings have dust shields, not seals, and the oil passes the shields easily to lubricate the internals.

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