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ESC fault

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Jamestrout, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Jamestrout

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    Hi all,
    New to this forum thingy so please forgive me if I don't post this correctly!
    I've just purchased a second hand Phantom 3 advanced, I've owned several cheaper drones before but thought I'd go to the next level.
    The P3 came with prop guards which I decided to remove, I replaced the screws & fired up the drone only to be shown an ESC error, I removed the screws after some research but still the error!
    I've stripped the drone & unsoldered the 4 motors, but still have the error, there is no sign of burn on the motherboard, I repair PCBS for a living so know what to look for, I.e burnt components.
    Non of the motors seem to show any damage, any of you guys or girls have any ideas?
    I hear a lot of people have done this with the prop guards! I still feel like a plonker though! Any help or advice would be highly appreciated!
    James
     
  2. flyboy73

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    Just curious, did you see the drone fly before purchasing it?
     
  3. Jamestrout

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    Hi, thanks for the reply.
    Yes I saw it fly, really genuine person who I got it off,
     
  4. Quadcopterpilot

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    The screws for the prop guards are longer than the regular screw.
    If you use the same screws without the prop guard the screws will go into the motor.
    Just something to check?


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