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First crash. Now what?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Fly_by_night, Jun 18, 2016.

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  1. Fly_by_night

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    Had my first crash today. 100% my fault, crash was only about 3 feet off the ground, phantom landed upside down in the grass and the motors made a screeching sound. I flew it after the crash and everything seems fine. What's the procedure after a crash. I'm changing all the props out. Should I change the motors as a precaution? Anything I should check?
     
  2. Vitor Damiani

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    Change the pilot
     
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  3. Vitor Damiani

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    Sorry... Couldn't resist. Never crashed, wouldn't know what to do, it depends on how are your stuff now.

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  4. GT500BILL

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    Did something similar. The screech was ear piercing from the motors. One or two of my motors smelled burnt so I replaced them. They seem to work ok still , but thought it was best to replace them . Give them a sniff and see if they smell funky. Good luck.


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  5. Arcticzr

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    If it flew ok you will be fine
    The windings are large enough to handle the burp in current and the built in ESC's can handle the same. If it was a long time that the motors were bound I'd be more worried


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  6. peterepeat69

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    I had my first crash the other day same sort of height, left the props on and she still flys like a dream, no need to change props if they are not broken.


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  7. Noodle

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    Copy and paste my post from another similar thread. This is my experience:

    "I only had one minor crash. Basically it touched the wall of a building, fell from about 5ft height, landed upside down. I cut the power to the motors with CSC move, picked it up and dusted it off, it flew again well for about dozen more time (with a new set of props). Then one day it showed ESC error and wouldn't arm the motors anymore. I had to send it back to DJI for repair for a fee of $200+ as they had to replace the main control board as well as a motor and the body shell."
     
  8. Fly_by_night

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    I'm curious to know, was dji was able to tell that this was caused by a crash a dozen flights ago?
     
  9. ullhan84

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    Im curious too.. following..
     
  10. Noodle

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    I didn't get any clear explanation from DJI. My P3A was just over 6 months old when I suffered the ESC error, initially DJI support told me it was out of warranty, then when I enquired them more about some parts have 6 month warranty but other parts have 12 months, they changed their reply to agree with me. But when i got it sent in for damage assessment, they changed their reply again to say there was a fee quoted at $200+.
     
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    Definitely too soon, way too soon :)


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  12. MasterBlaster

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    As cheap as props are, I'd throw new ones on.
    I'd hate to find out the hard way that the incident caused stress cracks that could not be seen...


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