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Old 09-08-2011, 09:37 PM   #1
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My mSR started acting funny yesterday. First it seemed as though it would hesitate before going into forward flight (outside with 2-3mph breeze head-on). I'm not sure if that was the actually beginning to what is now happening or if it is completely unrelated. It then started to lose power for a very short amount of time, blue LED would turn off and blades begin to stop, but it would correct itself. It progressively got worse to cutting out long enough to fall to the ground. It eventually gets to the point it really doesn't stay on long enough to move a stick. Put it away for a few hours and it will fly for a few seconds just fine then the pattern of glitching begins.

I just wonder if anyone else has had this problem, or any suggestions to fix it. I hope I don't have to replace the 3 in 1.
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My mSR started acting funny yesterday. First it seemed as though it would hesitate before going into forward flight (outside with 2-3mph breeze head-on). I'm not sure if that was the actually beginning to what is now happening or if it is completely unrelated. It then started to lose power for a very short amount of time, blue LED would turn off and blades begin to stop, but it would correct itself. It progressively got worse to cutting out long enough to fall to the ground. It eventually gets to the point it really doesn't stay on long enough to move a stick. Put it away for a few hours and it will fly for a few seconds just fine then the pattern of glitching begins.

I just wonder if anyone else has had this problem, or any suggestions to fix it. I hope I don't have to replace the 3 in 1.
common problems on micro helis is that the motors dont last very long, they wear out quick, also your battery could be getting weak too, your heli uses a 5 in 1

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I just started using Thunder Power 125 mAH batteries, only been charged about six times. I don't believe it would be the battery. I also just replaced the tail motor which also has around six flights on it. Would a failing main motor be able to cause these glitches?

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I just started using Thunder Power 125 mAH batteries, only been charged about six times. I don't believe it would be the battery. I also just replaced the tail motor which also has around six flights on it. Would a failing main motor be able to cause these glitches?

3 in 1, 5 in 1...yep you're right.
yes a failing main motor can cause high electrical draw and cause a problem, you can try to clean the main motor, they get dirty with carbon from the brushes, spray electrical cleaner or just holding the motor under running water will clean it out, remove the motor before cleaning, the car racers with brush motors seat the brushes on their motors by running the motor under water with low voltage, lub the motor bearings after cleaning with a few drops of oil, also check the pinion to main shaft gear for proper gear clearance, a piece of paper between the gears will give you the proper gear mesh clearance, then tighten the motor screws. hope that helps, Chellie

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Turns out it was the 5in1. Replaced it and now it is flying like new again.
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