Introduction

A weak or damaged motor might be the reason your quadrocopter is unable to fly properly. This guide will show you how to replace any of the four motors

  1. Flip the quadrocopter over so that the underside of the device is facing up.
    • Flip the quadrocopter over so that the underside of the device is facing up.

    • Unplug the battery cable from the socket on the quadrocopter.

  2. Push the battery upward with your thumbs to loosen it from the tight slot until your thumbs can not reach the bottom of the battery anymore.
    • Push the battery upward with your thumbs to loosen it from the tight slot until your thumbs can not reach the bottom of the battery anymore.

  3. Pull the battery away from the slot to remove it.
    • Pull the battery away from the slot to remove it.

  4. Using the JIS #00 screwdriver, hold the  rotor blade still and unscrew the 4.762mm screw in the center of the blade.
    • Using the JIS #00 screwdriver, hold the rotor blade still and unscrew the 4.762mm screw in the center of the blade.

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  6. Lift the screw out and set it aside.
    • Lift the screw out and set it aside.

    • Lift the rotor blade out.

    • Be sure to place the rotor blades properly for stable flight. With the quadrocopter facing you, the front rotor blades should be red with blade A on the right and B on the left. The rear rotor blades should be blue with blade B on the right and A on the left.

  7. With the PH1 screwdriver, unscrew the four 7.1mm screws located underneath the quadrocopter.
    • With the PH1 screwdriver, unscrew the four 7.1mm screws located underneath the quadrocopter.

    • Pull the base out and set the foam piece aside

  8. From the precision tweezers set, use the round-end tweezers to pull and wiggle the white-head wires from the motherboard.
    • From the precision tweezers set, use the round-end tweezers to pull and wiggle the white-head wires from the motherboard.

    • Be sure to pull from the connector. Otherwise you run the risk of slicing through the wires.

  9. Using the PH0 screwdriver, unscrew the 3.2 mm screw on the base. While all four locations are shown, you will only have to remove the screw/s corresponding to the motor/s you are replacing.
    • Using the PH0 screwdriver, unscrew the 3.2 mm screw on the base.

    • While all four locations are shown, you will only have to remove the screw/s corresponding to the motor/s you are replacing.

    • Pull the rotor leg out from the base

  10. Using the PH0 screwdriver, unscrew the 4 mm screw where the leg meets the motor case/ rotor stand. Pull the leg apart from the motor case/ rotor stand
    • Using the PH0 screwdriver, unscrew the 4 mm screw where the leg meets the motor case/ rotor stand.

    • Pull the leg apart from the motor case/ rotor stand

  11. Using the metal spudger of your choice, remove the clip at the top of the motor. Use the thinner side of the spudger to push the motor through and out of the case.
    • Using the metal spudger of your choice, remove the clip at the top of the motor.

    • Use the thinner side of the spudger to push the motor through and out of the case.

  12. Cut the connection head off and pull the wiring out of the leg.
    • Cut the connection head off and pull the wiring out of the leg.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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