Dust in Motors

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  1. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    George, that sounds more like crud that is in the bearings themselves...

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  2. georgemcnabb

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    Ok, so I think i have a conclusion. We have black sand here, which is magnetic...
     
  3. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Now *that* is not what I was expecting! It must have some high ferrous content....but that would explain things.

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  4. Steve Maller

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    That's crazy weird. I want to visit your planet. But I'll leave my drone back here on earth. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Actually, magnetic sand is just sand with a high amount of the mineral called magnetite. Guess why it's called that!! :)
    Oh, and magnetite is black...

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  6. georgemcnabb

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    Yep black sand we call it. We get iron from it too I think
     
  7. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Did you manage to remove all of the black sand and fix the problem, though, George?
    Must be tough to get that off the neodymium magnets in the motor.

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  8. georgemcnabb

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    No I didnt manage sadly :( hence why I was having such a hard time
     

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