M5 Propeller Nut Cap CW CCW For 1306 3100kv Motor is the set of two different ie CW and CCW Nut Cap for 1306 and 3100 brushless motor to be fitted above the propeller.
Some?mini quad motors?are labeled CW and CCW, and it can cause a hell of a confusion for a lot of people in this hobby including experienced quadcopter builders. In this guide we hope to answer some of the questions with easy to understand diagrams.
Basically, CW (clockwise) and CCW (counterclockwise) motors are still the same motors, apart from the prop shaft threads which have opposite direction.?That means for a?CCW motor, the prop nut is secured by turning?clockwise. And for CW motors, the prop nuts needs to be rotated anti-clockwise in order to fasten.
Some motors only supply?standard direction thread, which is?CCW; While some motors comes in pair of both directions, or you might be given a choice to choose which rotation you want when purchasing.
Prop nuts of different directions usually comes in different color, such as black and silver for better user-friendliness.
Advantages of having different CW and CCW threads
So why have 2 different shaft threads and making it so confusing?
They call this ?Self-locking?, because on a quadcopter we have 2 motors spinning clockwise direction and the other two spinning counter clockwise. By using threads that are the opposite to motor spin direction, the prop nuts?automatically lock themselves down and won?t come loose.
However, it becomes difficult to source spare prop nuts for both threads. And it also makes it confusing to which way we should turn to remove the prop nuts when changing propellers.
Prop nuts are basically M5 nylon nuts. In hardware stores, they are referred to as right handed and left handed thread as opposed to CW and CCW.
Identify CW and CCW?Threads
So basically if you can fasten the prop nut clockwise, then you have a CCW motor, for which you should get the Right handed thread nut (standard thread).
For CW motors, go for the Left-hand thread nuts (reverse thread)
Note: Package does not contain any Motor.
Package Includes :
1 x?M5 Propeller Prop Nut Cap CCW (Silver).
1 x?M5 Propeller Prop Nut Cap CW (Black).
Specifications and Features :
- Item Name:?Brushless Motor Prop Cap Nut
- Thread size:?M5
- Material: High-Quality Plastic
- Cap Height: 14 mm.
- Type:?CW and CCW Cap Nut
- Color:?Silver(CCW),? Black(CW)