Beginner RC pilot, first plane Piper Cub LP on Floats, great plane!! Been soloing for a month, last winter started flying a simulator which helped a lot and then a friend of mine helped me with a buddy cord then he cut the cord! Been flying a ton, practicing about 10-15 hours of stick time a week and have begun thinking about what my 2nd plane will be. My question is how many hours on average can a person expect out of a brushed motor? Or a brushless for that matter is their a difference? And gearbox, which could be a weak link I suppose with plastic parts and stuff. I know it's probably a tough question to answer, maybe no answer, and of course the way a person flys could have an impact, lots of high power, not letting engine cool between battery's etc. I did flip the plane once while taxiing it, a gust caught it. I dried everything right away and all was fine. Was worried cause I didn't think brushed motors liked water very much. I have been told that servos last along with receivers but worried about a failure of those! Not much a person can do if I loose a servo! But I guess not something I can worry about. I have been practicing a lot of dead stick landings so if battery or engine does fail I hope to be ready. So do most just fly until motor decides enough is enough or do some do the 100 hour inspection and replace stuff? Which made me think of a question if handy with a multi meter can some info be learned about the condition of an electric motor, ohms or resistance information? Thanks for any information or words of wisdom from the pros! What a great hobby!!!