amberwolf wrote:Easy way to tell if the bearing was damaged is to spin it with your finger thru it. If turning the outer race it feels grindy it's probably done. If you flick it, it really ought to spin freely by itself at least several rotations if it's a *good* bearing, but many cheap ones stop after you remove the drive source, even when they are new. :/
yeah, we're getting OT here, but outer race definitely not grindy. looks like a quality bearing to me. i didn't do the flick test, but i doubt it spins like that. feels very smooth, which i figure means well lubed. how can it spin if it's thoroughly lubed? w/o a bigger wheel around it, that is... stamped JAPAN, not china, for what that's worth..
i'm very happy with the quality of the motor so far. definitely some improvements over last years batch, from what i can tell. the wiring hole is better. and there's a green urethane covering of some sort protecting windings from stator/lamination edge. i don't recall that w/ last one.
Joe Perez wrote:the whole chicken / duck / goose concept virtually became a meme within the forum community. And at the suggestion of a user at MiataTurbo.net, I decided to adopt a poultry theme for my avatars, as both an inside joke and a persistent jab.
hilarious. i love it. thanks for the story! your giant chicken looks like he means business. not to be toyed with!
anyway, i decided to replace my thermistor with an LM35, jumping the hall + inside the motor. more details to come on my build thread
and this is how i will probably wire it on the outside, fwiw: