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AXN Floater - motor operating in reverse direction

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:56 pm
by pldb64
Hi Everyone,

I'm wondering if i have a real issue here or if i've made a classic newbie error of some sort :-)

I've put together my AXN and got to the point where i'm testing the motor. I'd taken note of Bruce's video and put the propeller on the right way around etc. Problem is that the motor appears (to me at least) to be spinning in the wrong direction. Air is being forced towards the front of the plane, not the rear.

So since this was a factory installed ESC, my question is this a case of leads being reversed on the ESC or is there something else that needs to be done to correct this problem?

Thanks
Peter

Re: AXN Floater - motor operating in reverse direction

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:02 pm
by FlyingTiger
Just swap any two of the three wires going from the ESC to the motor and that will reverse the rotation. Be sure the numbers on your prop face the front of the plane.

Re: AXN Floater - motor operating in reverse direction

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:09 am
by pldb64
Thanks Flying Tiger - figured that was likely to be the case, but thought i'd better check. Worked nicely!

Now just to get two new servo's for the DOA's i had and i should actually be able to get this bird in the air :-)