Quadcopter repair – motor replace

Written by: admin@makezilla

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After my last crash land I tried to fly again with my quadcopter but two of the motors didn’t spin anymore.

I had two options: to buy a new one or to repair it.

Step 1: Open the quadcopter

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I removed all the tiny screws and put them in a safe place.

I reversed the good motors channel with the "dead" channels. I wanted to know if the motors are dead or something happened with the Syma X5C 's receiver board.

After I powered up the quad I got the confirmation that the two counter-clockwise motors are dead. Also, one of the motor base was melted because of the heat of the motor.

Step 2: Removing damaged parts

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I unsoldered the motor wires from the receiver board and I removed the dead motors from the motor base.

Step 3: Ordering spare parts

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I ordered two counter-clockwise motors (black and white wires), one set of motor gears and one motor base.

After almost 4 weeks I got them and I was ready for the final step.

Step 4: Installing the new parts in to the quadcopter

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I soldered back the wires of the new motors to the receiver board according to the attached schematics.

On the video bellow you can watch the entire repair process.

After I checked everything again, I powered ON the quad to see if all the motors spin freely and correctly. Good news, my quadcopter was ready for the next fly :)