Bought my Alias 3 days ago. Like it a lot! It is my first quad. I was looking to go full on gopro camera set up and shoot some cool videos of 4 wheeling the jeep. My LHS, Mike's Hobby Shop in Dallas, talked me into getting a more beginner setup to learn to fly. I am glad I did as I have crashed and burned a few times. I expected this to be a riot and it is. I love it. I almost have the hang of forward flight and zooming around like an airplane rather than just back and forth and side to side.
One thing I did not however expect was the fragility of the motors. 4-6 hours flight time from the manufacturer?!? If I had known that I probably would not have bought one period. Why are they so fragile? I have already got one motor that will not work. Did a reset and all that good stuff. It appears to be toast. This is after less than 6 runs. Not even 30 mins. $5/min and out? That is unacceptable to me.
I am coming from the SCT racing addiction. A MIPd up 10SCTE is my newer racer. I had nitro back in the day and have had a few brushless trucks more recently, now the alias. I am used to replacing parts. Racing hard you break stuff. Motors though are pretty rock solid for those trucks. Never had to deal with brushed motors at all. Is this normal for brushed motors?