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#1 AnOoB

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 05:17 PM

I am using 2 MTB rhino's in my rayven and after a little bit of testing i noticed the motors got quite hot. Is this normal or is there something wrong? One motor gets hotter than the other, don't know why.


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#2 Zack the Mack

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:45 PM

This happened with my Hellcats until they were fully broken-in.

 

The motors need some runtime to burn off grease and crud left over from production, the factory lubricants need time to penetrate, and the brushes need to wear down to properly fit the shaft.

After an hour or two of continuous running, they should be more consistent. 

 

You can also double-check that your flywheels are consistent.


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 07:56 AM

You can also double-check that your flywheels are consistent.

 

what do you mean?

is it a problem if my FWs are not perfectly in the middle of the FWC?

how do i get my motors/flywheels to sit straight?


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#4 Zack the Mack

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:04 PM

 

is it a problem if my FWs are not perfectly in the middle of the FWC?

how do i get my motors/flywheels to sit straight?

 

If a flywheel is askew, it can wobble as it turns. I believe this will fix itself over time as centripetal force pulls it back into position.

 

If you pushed a flywheel too far onto its motor's shaft, or if the motor isn't seated properly in the cage, the flywheel can rub on the cage. This happened with my Artifact setup. I just gently pried the flywheel up so it was no longer scraping against the cage.


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