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Old 12-12-2012, 11:49 PM   #1
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Default How can I check to see if Brushed motor is dead

I changed out the controller and still nothing from motor. All other controls work just no motor.
Is there a way to check the Brushed motor to see if it went bad. Its a Sky Surfer by Blitz with the standard Brushed motor it
came with. Who makes a replacement Brushed motor for it. Looks like I will have to replace it.
I have brushed controller so want to stay with brushed motor.
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I changed out the controller and still nothing from motor. All other controls work just no motor.
Is there a way to check the Brushed motor to see if it went bad. Its a Sky Surfer by Blitz with the standard Brushed motor it
came with. Who makes a replacement Brushed motor for it. Looks like I will have to replace it.
I have brushed controller so want to stay with brushed motor.
Do you know what voltage, or how many cells that motor is rated for?

For a brushed motor (NOT a brushless motor!!!!) all it takes is to disconnect the ESC controller from the motor, and connect the motor to a battery with a couple of Radio Shack jumper wires. Something like 6 Volts DC should do it.

If that motor does not turn over with the direct connection of that battery, its not a good sign.

At any rate, some of those inexpensive import brushless motors and their inexpensive ESC's are worth considering. They will have twice the horsepower, and will run on the same, or even less energy requirements out of your battery.

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Old 12-13-2012, 12:38 AM   #3
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wow,joined in 2008 and up to 7 posts.....lol....make m want to welcome you back.[jk]

if you toasted the brushed motor it would give off a burnt smell,if it's shorted by some other means or if you esc isn't controlling the motor but is working the other controls you may need to replace them.

banana hobby sells the skysurfer and under part the motor is in stock for $8 thats a inexpensive step toward fixing her up,the brushed esc is also in stock for $10. thats mighty affordable for a plane that sells for $139.

before you do anything you should check your receiver and make sure the connections there thru to the esc and motor wires are in good shape. sound like a disconnect somewhere.

hope this encourages you to fix your skysurfer and have many great flights with it. by the way....looks like the skysurfer would make a great fpv plane.





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Thanks guys for all the help. I will do all that was said and also order
new if I need to for place listed.
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I'm in N. Fl, I've been watching your thread here, I have Buckets full of brushed motors,, ( many new as I put Brush-less on and put the motors that came with the planes in the Bucket), 350's 400's and 450 size, There free for you as a Wattflyer Friend, PM me and let me know what you need,, Bubsteve


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