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Tail Motor Replacement?
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JoeR67
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January 11, 2012 - 2:09 am
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I've had my S107 for a handful of days now and the rear motor stopped working.

 

From what I can see, the wires are still connected (although I cannot see where they connect to the main board).

 

Am I best to purchase a new tail motor and try to fix it myself? Or will this be over my head and I'm just better off getting a whole new helicopter?

 

Are there any sort of instructions on how to replace the tail motor/boom?

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January 11, 2012 - 2:17 am
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If you have a soldering iron, it's well worth buying the motor.

 

There's two ways to do it- 1 (the best way) buy the motor ONLY. There's some extra wire at the motor, so you can cut them, solder on the new one, cover each wire w. electrical tape, and you're good. Just place back in the holder.

 

2- remove the tailboom, and replace that entire part. I don't reccomend this unless the tailboom is really bent. Waste of a tailboom and money.

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January 11, 2012 - 2:21 am
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I do have a soldering iron, so that's an option…

 

I guess my concern is that it may be disconnected from the main board (not sure how that's possible, but probably should check this first).

Is it easy to disassemble to get to it?

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January 11, 2012 - 2:36 am
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Take a mini screwdriver, take off the nose and one side's lower frame to get a look. Work on something where you can't loose the micro-screws, though!

 

Then, peek inside and look around.

 

If it is disconnected there, unscrew the plastic frame for the MB from the other side, lower it out, and solder the wire on.

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Is it just that the blade is not turning, or do you know the motor is not working? If the blade gets pushed down to hard, it will not turn, making it appear the motor is out. Lift up the blade to be sure.

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drewdane
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bvc said:

If the blade gets pushed down to hard, it will not turn, making it appear the motor is out.

This. I've had this happen a couple of times.

 -Drew

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January 15, 2012 - 3:51 pm
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Gonna hafta add that one to the possabilities chart...

 

Thanks for that one!

 

(OT: POST 300!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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bvc
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Yes. My daughter only had hers a week when she crashed and it wouldn't go forward and back. I've never seen her look so sad. I thought, off to amazon to buy her another! Then I got a grip and investigated, saving myself 25 bucks.

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January 15, 2012 - 9:39 pm
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Another opportunity to make another video ! on how to replace the tail motor coming up methinks Laugh

It says, say something here --- so I have

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bvc
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January 16, 2012 - 4:35 am
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That would be great!

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I will get on it tomorrow, after work and post it asap. Laugh

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