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Do Props Wear Out?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Butcher99, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Butcher99

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    I've been happily flying a couple of months. Maybe I've been lucky, but I've had virtually no issues/problems except one occasion of drifting which was fixed with a fresh compass dance. No crashes and one gentle tip over into grass. Props look good. So my question - if you don't have any nicks do the props theoretically last forever, or do they wear out even if not damaged?
     
  2. Pull_Up

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    Apart from leading edge damage from contact with something, they will eventually succumb to fatigue from the high rpms and vibration (even well-balanced you can't eliminate it all). Check them for damage as part of your pre-flight check (including a bit of flexing to check for hairline cracks) and if in doubt, replace. Compared to the cost of a replacement aircraft they are quite cheap!
     
  3. Butcher99

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    Thanks pull. Wasn't worrying about costs, just wondered if they had an 'expiration date' I'll keep checking them.
     
  4. Pull_Up

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    No, they might outlast the Vision, or they might go bad next week... :)
     
  5. rmklaw

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    Only if you fly into a very heavy sandstorm. :mrgreen: