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Introduction

This guide will walk you through how remove the drone motors from the lower housing. Minimal tooling is required; however, prerequisite steps are required. This guide is useful for replacing a motor that may be defective or damaged.

  1. Remove the chrome shaft cover by lightly pulling it away from the drone.
    • Remove the chrome shaft cover by lightly pulling it away from the drone.

  2. Using a Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove the 7mm screw from the propeller stop.
    • Using a Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove the 7mm screw from the propeller stop.

    • Be sure to apply adequate pressure when removing the screw to prevent stripping it out.

  3. Remove the propeller stop from shaft by lightly pulling it away from the drone.
    • Remove the propeller stop from shaft by lightly pulling it away from the drone.

  4. Remove the propeller from shaft by lightly pulling it away from the drone.
    • Remove the propeller from shaft by lightly pulling it away from the drone.

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  6. Remove the 8mm long Phillips #0 screws (24 total) from the lower housing unit. Take care to place the screws in a safe place to prevent losing them.
    • Remove the 8mm long Phillips #0 screws (24 total) from the lower housing unit.

    • Take care to place the screws in a safe place to prevent losing them.

  7. Separate the upper and lower housing units by lightly pulling the two housing units apart.
    • Separate the upper and lower housing units by lightly pulling the two housing units apart.

  8. Remove the  3 outer 8mm long Phillips #0 screws from the lower drone housing. Remove the 2 inner 3 mm long Phillips #0 screws from the drone motor.
    • Remove the 3 outer 8mm long Phillips #0 screws from the lower drone housing.

    • Remove the 2 inner 3 mm long Phillips #0 screws from the drone motor.

    • Place screws in a safe place to prevent misplacing them.

  9. Remove the two 6mm long Phillips #0  screws from the lower motor cover located on the underside of the drone.
    • Remove the two 6mm long Phillips #0 screws from the lower motor cover located on the underside of the drone.

    • Place the screws in a safe place to prevent misplacing them.

  10. Remove the  motor cover by lightly pulling it away from the drone.
    • Remove the motor cover by lightly pulling it away from the drone.

  11. Unclip the wire plug by applying light pressure to the wire plug with the plastic opening tool, and remove the motor. This plug can be a bit difficult to remove, but it does not require much force to remove.
    • Unclip the wire plug by applying light pressure to the wire plug with the plastic opening tool, and remove the motor.

    • This plug can be a bit difficult to remove, but it does not require much force to remove.

    • Avoid damaging the plug and wires when unclipping wire plug.

Conclusion

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

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