Good afternoon CD,
I’m wondering has any other team come across a similar oddity when running their falcons.
We run a single falcon 500 on our shooter and recently swapped the motor out prior to our first event. We tested the motor under no load and it ran fine with no strange sounds. However now, when it is installed in our shooter as it spins up in velocity control mode it makes a curious squealing sound for a second or two and then the sound goes away once the wheel is up to speed. The sound is really the only thing we can’t make sense of. The motor appears to function as it should and gets up to the proper speed. We are using our motor inline with our shooter drive shaft with the shaft supported by a bearing on the other side of the flywheel. We don’t think we are doing anything to damage the motor, there are a lot of possibilities there, but I wanted to ask here anyway.