Saturday, July 9, 2016

Estes ProtoX Quadcopter Motor Replacement

In my latest YouTube video I show how to replace a damaged motor in an Estes ProtoX quadcopter.  I received one as a gift, and bumped it into a wall when flying it and damaged one of the motors.  The local RC hobby shop had replacements, so I picked up a set and filmed a video on how to remove the bad motor and replace it.  Note that there are two kinds of motors, one rotates one way and the other rotates tbe other way.  The direction of rotation is indicated by the color of the wires attached to the motor.  One kind has white and black wires, the other has red and blue wires.  You must use one of the same color wires when doing the replacement or the motor will spin the wrong way.  Also, be sure to connect the wires with the proper polarity.  On the white/black motors the white wire should be connected to the point on the PCB with the "+."  On the red/blue motors, the red wire should be connected to the point marked with a "+."