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First crash, what to check?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by swoot, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. swoot

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    Had my P3A for a little while now and love it, no issues and a joy to fly.
    Had a small meeting with a tree a couple of days ago, about 30ft up and dropped to the ground. No visible damage, just a muddy arm and props. I tried a test flight and all was fine. I noticed the top part of the shell was very slightly dislodged but this clicked back over the bottom part with a thin piece of plastic used to repair an iPhone screen.

    I've calibrated gimball and IMU - no issues there. Further test flights for over an hour and all OK so far.
    Is there anything else worth checking either as precaution or good maintenance?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Quadcopterpilot

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    I would replace the props for sure.
    If it hovers in place and reacts correctly to stick controls I think you got lucky.
    The camera is the only other thing that might be out of wack.


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  3. swoot

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    I agree, worth swapping props. Camera looks and controls fine so this was a lucky one. Thanks for your quick response :)
     
  4. Mark The Droner

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    I would take the top off and check all the connections and also look at the GPS antenna to be sure it still is a solid connection and the delicate porceline of the antenna is not cracked