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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by NepenthesLucas, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. NepenthesLucas

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    Dust? No, you don't need them covers. Waste of money. ;-)

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    If you don't store your Phantom in a case, they could keep your motors dust-free. Or, if you store your Phantom in a backpack with a soft top that has no padding, it could help protect the motors. Other than that, I'm not sure why anyone would want to use them.
     
  5. NepenthesLucas

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    I will buy a back pack.. should I use them lol
     
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    Most backpacks are padded, so keeping your motors protected will probably not be an issue.
     
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    The @dji branded hardshell backpack has a foam padded lid.

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    I like them, I may get a set. I have the DJI backpack, the large soft one and I am worried about the inner padding getting worn where the motor shafts sit on the cloth interior. They would prevent this from happening.

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    but I dont have $300... :-(
     
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    Interesting idea. Are you also worried that the backpack is putting pressure on the motors? Or, is the damage from the threads your only concern?
     
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    I bought the same ones on ebay for $2.15 with free shipping. I use them when I don't have the bird in the case and not flying it.

    4 Protective Cap Cover Accessories Silica gel Motor 3D Printed for DJI Phantom 3
     
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    Not so much a pressure issue although it is a snug fit. It has that real soft felt like material and I feel like the threads on the shafts will eventually wear holes. When removing it the lower two arms drag on that material a bit.
     
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    Got it. When my printer gets some downtime, I have an idea :)
     
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    I have them but so far never used.
     
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    I was going to pick up some rubber caps for the threads but these look like they will be easier to get on & off. I would prefer them to be hard plastic like a printer would provide so they slide out nice. My only real concern is that they won't slide well due to them being silicone.
     
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    The go on and come off very easily. Just an fyi....
     
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    If you just want to protect the motor threads just snip the blades off an old prop and screw the hubs on the motors.
     
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    Good idea but I don't have any dead props or I would. :)
     
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    Msinger is making a new design for us :)