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Motor System Troubleshooting & Repair

Troubleshooting and repairing your Foil Drive motor system

Intermittent Connection Issues

1. Compressed Pins. If your pins have been compressed, this will cause the motor to spin intermittently. It may improve if you move the cable orientation or hold the plug. Inspect the pins on your system and compare to the images below:. Compressed P

Removing the Circlip & Separating Motor Parts

For all Foil Drive motors sold prior to 2023, you will need to remove the circlip from your motor to be able to separate the can/rotor from the rest of the motor for easy cleaning, inspection and maintenance. This video will walk you through the proc

Full Foil Drive™ Motor Refurbishment

How to carry out Motor Refurbishment and Maintenance for Foil Drive™ Systems.

Foil Drive™ Rotor Refurbishment

How to repair the rotor on your Foil Drive motor™

Replacing and Securing Ceramic Bearings on Foil Drive™ Motor

How to replace the ceramic bearings in your Foil Drive™ motor.

Fixing Exposed Copper Wiring on Foil Drive™ Stator

How to fix exposed copper wiring on the stator of your Foil Drive™ motor

Motor Pod Stuck

Below is a detailed diagram of the parts of your Foil Drive™ motor. In this article, you will be working with the motor puck and the motor pod that attaches to it (Not pictured). What is a motor pod?. 1. The motor pod is the black bullet shape clamp

Foil Drive™ Motor Vibrating

Although uncommon, here are a few things to consider if you feel your motor isn't running smoothly. 1. Ensure both propeller blades aren’t damaged, even a small chip from the blade can cause a loss of balance and vibration. Both blades should flick o

Motor Cutting Out When In Use

MOTOR CUTTING OUT WHEN IN USE. This is likely due to the box or controller being submerged below water. The wireless signal between the controller and the box needs to be above water. Water is an extremely hard substance to transmit a wireless signal

Puck Not Fitting on Universal Motor Pod

Puck not Fitting on V2 Universal Motor Pod. If you have an older 3D printed puck, you may experience difficulty fitting it to a V2 Universal Pod. There is a small batch of V4 N12 pucks that do not fit into the new v2 Universal Pods. There is a small

Gen2 Motor & Puck not fitting older 3D Printed Pod

With increased power, torque and thrust of the Gen2 systems, we had to strengthen the connection between the motor and the pod. The new injection moulded pods have small pockets moulded into them there the new puck has corresponding tab around the pe

Shortening a Motor Cable

Remember you can always coil up and tie off excess cable but you cannot easily gain extra length if you need it later. While it is possible to extend a motor cable, it's not ideal as you end up with a joint and a potential weak point in the cable. Do

Lengthening or Repairing a Motor Cable

Its always easier to cut things down than it is to make things longer! If you haven't ordered yet, keep this in mind and check out our other article about Shortening a Motor Cable. If you already have a Foil Drive and you really want your cable to be