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Check your props before every flight!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rideswings, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Rideswings

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    I flew my pro for around 30 minutes this morning, 4 different flights on 2 different batteries. After my last flight as I was packing up, I started to take off one of the props and it was slightly loose. Could have been a catastrophe if I flew for much longer.

    I learned that after every flight, I will check the prop tightness.
     
  2. grahamsknight

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    Post flight checks should include phantom, props, controller and batteries, I have a tick box on my flight log
     
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  3. With The Birds

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    You probably didn't install it properly before the first flight.
     
  4. Gearbox

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    I check mine every preflight & still lost one & crashed .
     
  5. kevinm

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    @Rideswings thanks for sharing. So often doing the little things (or forgetting to do them) make a big difference.
     
  6. Rideswings

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    I made sure I did tighten them on the first flight, which is the reason for this post. They came loose somewhere after my preflight and when I was packing it up after the 4th flight. Im going to be checking them after every flight from now on.
     
  7. Rideswings

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    Crashed from a prop coming loose after preflight?
     
  8. Rideswings

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    Youre welcome. If it will save someones bird, it was worth the mention.
     
  9. Gearbox

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    Yep, checked them all & after flying around for a little over three min. , I watched a Prop fly off & disappear , Drone flipped end over end & fell about twenty five feet into an over grown field , Broke the Gimbal & Camera off .