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Advice to make phantom lighter?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MikeyMinimo, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. MikeyMinimo

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    So far i changed the prop bolts to plastic ones i found on amazon. That removed 8 grams! Not bad. I'm think about drilling some patterned holes into the shell. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Audaciter

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    I think the Phantom is already too flexible. Drilling holes in it is probably not going to do it much good.
     
  3. martcerv

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    Not too many ways of making it much lighter and I actually prefer flying a heavier phantom in the wind as it doesn't get bashed around as much with a bit more weight compared to flying it without my camera and FPV gear. Heavier has other issues with power use and battery life. But saving 8 grams by going for plastic prop bolts I dont know if its that good an idea either. If these fail down goes your phantom, you can buy some basic nylock nuts in aluminum or steel maintaining strength plus adding the advantage of no allowing the nuts to work themselves loose in flight. These will also be a little lighter then the stock bolts probably plus more safer and less likely allowing a prop to fall off mid flight.