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slug

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brushless motors
« on: December 06, 2012, 07:58:29 PM »

will brushless motors run under water,i have been told they will????? thank you slug
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Re: brushless motors
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 08:45:35 PM »

Brushless motors have sealed windings and in sensor-less motors none of the circuit is open to the environment, so a motor in perfect condition with carefully sealed connectors will run under water.

However, bearings and the stators will be subject to corrosion over time.

I have no idea if it will perform as well under water though.
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Re: brushless motors
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 05:41:19 AM »

thank you for the reply,wondering if it was possible to fit one direct into a kort and using a sail winch to turn it 360 degrees????just a thought  ----slug
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Re: brushless motors
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2012, 09:17:53 AM »

Don't see why not. My airboat flipped and kept running with no ill effects. Might be a serious corrosion problem in salt water, but a squirt of WD40 or similar after each fresh water outing and a thorough drying, it should be OK.

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