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Flight and maintenance logs for propellers

Discussion in 'Rules and Regulations' started by skyeboysteve, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. skyeboysteve

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    I know healthydrones has a convenient maintenance schedule and autologging--though in some ways limited (at the moment).

    I've been thinking of creating my own spreadsheet that includes logging RC battery charge cycles, Kp index during flight, and even propellers' time in service in an attempt to satisfy 107 generic requirements of "logging things". I realize this is probably over-kill--though the FAA does seem to equate paperwork as directly proportional to safety. I know with manned aircraft you have serial numbers on the propeller (blades), but does anyone know if magic markers may have some kind of chemical reaction with these plastic blades on phantoms that would cause structural failure? Of course carbon fiber props would pose a challenge for a different reason.

    Anyway, probably a really dumb question but I've seen others talk about how long they've used their props before replacing them.


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