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Foil Drive™ Motor VibratingUpdated 11 days ago

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 out into the correct position. 

2. Check there is no debris stuck in the blades, this can cause it to not extend fully.

3. Ensure the bolts securing the prop to the hub are not too tight. Over tightening stops them from folding out when you hit the throttle. 

4. Ensure no metallic objects are stuck to the outer can of the motor. 

5. Ensure motor can is spinning straight, a wobbly motor can mean bearing failure.

Ensure thorough cleaning is carried out after every use and regular maintenance is done to ensure your system is running at optimal performance for years to come. 

For cleaning your gear after use click here and to learn how to refurbish and repair your kit, click here. 

If you have any questions or issues, please email us at [email protected] with details of your issue as well as any photos or videos that may help us troubleshoot in a timely manner. 

NOTE: When placing the motor can/rotor back on the stator, you MUST use two hands to slowly guide it back on. Once the magnets grab, you must ensure the rotor doesn't slam against the stator otherwise you risk damaging your bearings.

Related Articles - Click to read:
Intermittent Connection Issues
 Fitting Alloy Propellers and Hubs
 Motor Cleaning and Maintenance
 Full Foil Drive Motor Refurbishment

To learn more, check out the other articles on our Help Centre which can be found under the 'Support' tab on the website.


As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected]


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