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Blade guards on the standard 3, do you remove after use?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Jwebbe, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Jwebbe

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    Hi there!

    Sorry, I know this sounds dumb but do you all remove the guards? Any special case to hold the drone that will accommodate the guards on the blades?
    Unfortunately I bought a case that fits everything nicely without the blade guards and after buying the guards, am thinking of returning them. Would you fly them without or any other solution to this?
     
  2. mikesmiley

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    Unless you're flying indoors, lose them.
     
  3. Jwebbe

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    Why do you say that? Please elaborate - sorry, I am very new to this and was told by lots of people to "get" the blade guards. I know now I won't be using them because there is no way I am going to take them off after every use to store it in the case that won't fit them.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  4. mikesmiley

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    The downwash from your props is blowing directly on them; pushing your aircraft back down while your props fight to lift it up. They waste battery power, and can become an outright liability when flying in a breeze, as they provide more surface area for wind to push against.
     
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    don't use them act like wind sails
     
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  6. Jwebbe

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    Ok thanks for the replies - you all are more experienced at this so I do appreciate helping a newbie like me! :)
     
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    if I was indoors filming a party or something, I'd use them just incase something happened and the blades were to hit someone. It might not help, but it also might help.

    out doors, heck no
     
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  8. Jwebbe

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    Good to know! Thanks for the reply! It seems the consensus is NOT to use them. Must be a "newbie" thing where they ( stores ) try and get you to buy them. I fell for it, will return!
     
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  9. mikesmiley

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    Welcome to the hobby, and to the forum. There's a boatload of very smart and very helpful people here. It's amazing how much good information is here and free for the taking.
     
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    Ah thanks so much! I've been lurking the last few weeks trying to soak up as much as I can! Learned a lot from you all :)
     
  11. Jwebbe

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    Oh shoot - I poted in the WRONG forum - SOORY - MODS<------------ can you please move this to the Standard P3 section?
     
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    does not matter as this is a universal question. I have seen it over and over in every section. I used the guards for a couple of weeks and then when I felt conformable i tossed them. The are good for beginners but do cause problems in the air when it is windy.
     
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    Guards are only any good for indoor flying or around trees. They can cause VRS and add so much drag.
    Just be careful not to overtighten screws etc.
     
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  14. Jwebbe

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    Thanks - I decided to return them as it seems the consensus is NOT to use them outdoors. Thanks for the reply! :)
     
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    I do have a set of quick release prop guards on mine. Able to remove and fit neatly in my bag. Very useful indoors. Through I will admit that yes they are sails on a windy day. Used up battery very quickly in 25klm/hr winds. [​IMG][​IMG]


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    Nice set up! The ones I got are more of a hassle to put on as they are to take off so I won't be using them.