The Flip Thread

Discussion in 'DJI General Discussions Forum' started by DesJardins, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. DesJardins

    DesJardins New Member

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    Share why your ditching the DJI motors... Here is my reason finally caught on tape after 4 prior random flips. I'm done with the DJI motors & bullet connectors.

    T-motors MT-2212-16's (750Kv) are on their way!
    Also looking at the MT-2814 (770Kv)



     
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  2. Jackella

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    bet that was annoying,it was flying so well.
    More than likely a poorly insulated motor winding,works fine when cold and when warmed up will short circuit and voila.
    seen this a few times recently,poor quality control on the motors.
     
  3. skipper1

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    That's not good. I see why you would want Tiger Motors.
     
  4. DesJardins

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    Yup, after the first few times it went away with a new motor and 20 flights or so later... BAM AGAIN.

    I'm loading another video that shows how high I was just minutes before, it shows how luck I am it happened after my high flying.
     
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    i had a 330 i moved my 2215's to but i tried the rctimer 18 amp esc's........ mid flight if you did anything but hover it did the same thing. That was cured by a new esc.......
     
  6. skipper1

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    I think I'm ready to get some Tiger motors for my F450. This may be a dumb question, but I'm trying to learn from the experts. Will the DJI 30A ESC's work well with the Tiger's or do I need to consider a different ESC?
     
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    With all of the Flip of Death analysis going on at the moment it does seem to point towards ESC problems as the main cause.
     
  8. DesJardins

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    I haven't received them yet but should be good based on them being tested with a 30amp ESC on the specs page.



    I verified the first was a bad motor not an ESC, second flip I swapped the 2nd flipping side motor to a different arm and flip happened on the new side. My results show horrible motors
     
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  9. skipper1

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    Thanks, Des. Since you have motors on the way, I'm holding off to see how it works for you. If I need new ESC's, I'd like to get everything at the same time.
     
  10. DesJardins

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    Anytime!
    I'll report as soon as I get them, I'm just crossing my fingers so I can toss on my FPV gear finally
     

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