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Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by 2Balls, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. 2Balls

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    Try #2!

    I'm the proud owner of a "gently" used Phantom via eBay.
    On my first flight one of the propellers fell off due to a loose nut and subsequently crashed inverted onto my garage.
    After I brought the Phantom back into the house I noticed a sliver of metal sticking out from one of the motors. I was
    able to remove what looks like a "C-clip".

    Since then I have made 3 more flights which were uneventful. Am I pushing my luck and have avoided catastrophic failure of the motor since then?

    Should I replace the motor or try and reattach the C-clip (and how)?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ozzyguy

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    Sounds like the C clip the attaches the top half of the motor to the bottom half. I wouldn't fly it. Any hardware store should be able to hook you up with a replacement.
     
  3. EMCSQUAR

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    YES you are pushing your luck... replace the C clip at the bottom of motor in question.
     
  4. 2Balls

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    Thanks for the input guys.

    I have replaced the clip, but am now plagued with a loud "buzzing" noise, almost like the plastic body is loose and vibrating.
    I made sure all screws were tight before flying and I haven't started troubleshooting yet.

    Safe flying!

    2-Balls