Introduction

Is a motor on your drone spinning but not causing the propeller to spin? Replacing the pinion gear as shown in this guide may help.

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  • Find door on the underside of drone. Open the door.

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  • Carefully pull out battery, pulling out wires first.

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Image 1/1: When reconnecting, remember to match up the black wire with the black wire and the red with red.
  • Disconnect the connecter.

  • When reconnecting, remember to match up the black wire with the black wire and the red with red.

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  • Use the heavy duty spudger tool to pry off metal caps by pushing the spudger up into the cap.

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  • Twist the white spindle sleeve counter clockwise to align locking pin inside with the opening.

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  • Use tweezers to remove locking pin.

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Image 1/1: Take note of which side of the spindle sleeve is the top.
  • Pull off white spindle sleeve.

  • Take note of which side of the spindle sleeve is the top.

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  • Pull off propeller.

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  • Remove Blade Guards by unscrewing two 13 millimeter screws using Philips #0. Pull out the guards. Repeat the steps for the other three corners.

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  • Unscrew two 9 mm screws located inside the legs. Repeat the same procedure for the other three legs

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Image 1/3: Press the hold release button and slide out the camera module away from the button. Image 2/3: Press the hold release button and slide out the camera module away from the button. Image 3/3: Press the hold release button and slide out the camera module away from the button.
  • Unplug the camera wire.

  • Press the hold release button and slide out the camera module away from the button.

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  • Remove the motor protection cover by unscrewing two 9 mm screws using Philips #0. When the screws are off, use your fingers to pull the motor protection cover off. Repeat the procedure for the other three arms.

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  • Unclip the motor cable from the shells housing using two pry tools. Repeat the same procedure for the other three arms.

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  • Remove 3 9mm screws around the motor housing. Repeat the steps for the three other arms.

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  • Remove four 9 mm screws located where the legs originally are placed. (Use a thin head screwdriver)

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  • Cut the yellow strips using a scalpel. Pry open the casing using pry tools working gently around the corners.

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  • Remove the motor assembly from the bottom shell.

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  • Slide the pinion gear off of the motor assembly.

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Conclusion

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

Thomas Ramey

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