A little help, here please: PHX motor install

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aquavelvis
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A little help, here please: PHX motor install

Postby aquavelvis » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:07 pm

Just took way too long to install a Phoenix motor in an old GT-12 steel chassis, primarily because the magnets are so strong that:

1) the motor kept jumping to the axle and sides of the motor box, and it took a fair amount of physical strength and holding my mouth just right to wrestle it all in place with one hand, then

2) in the other hand, the soldering iron would be pulled to the axle side of the can and away from the crossbar of the motor box where I wanted the solder to go.

I've obviously led a sheltered life working with motors with lesser magnets all these years, so...any tips?
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Re: A little help, here please: PHX motor install

Postby pawatson » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:47 pm

Well, it is an issue alright. You can go ahead & solder the motor in then put tape in between the gears...as I'm sure you've done before...and break the solder joint. Resolder & remove the tape,take out the axle/gear, & notch the can for axle clearance. If it'still too tight, repeat w/ strapping tape or whatever is thicker/stiffer than what you used at first. At least is an easier way to do it.

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Re: A little help, here please: PHX motor install

Postby aquavelvis » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:06 pm

Pretty slick solution posted on Slotblog:
http://slotblog.net/topic/86646-motor-i ... ix-easier/
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