Questions tagged [maintenance]

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Why do LiPo batteries get puffy?

I have used many liPo batteries with my drones and other RCs over the years and have had a few of them puff up. What are the main reasons that LiPo batteries puff up? And are there ways to avoid LiPo ...
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How to clean dirt out of my miniquad motors?

I accidentally crashed my 250 class quadcopter into the dirt today and got dirt all over it, including into the motors. I managed to clean the dirt off of the frame and electronics, but I have no idea ...
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How hot is too hot for a VTX?

I have heard that when a VTX gets too hot, it can cause irreversible damage to the VTX. I have sometimes noticed that the VTX on my 5-inch drone gets very hot to the touch. How hot is too hot for a ...
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When to replace bearings in a brushless motors?

When, if ever, should I replace the bearings in my drone's brushless motors? Are there signs that a motor needs new bearings?
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How to clean a drone?

I was just flying my drone when I crashed in some tall grass and there are now a bunch of grass bits all over the drone. How can I clean the drone without damaging it?