Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Has Anyone Found A Replacement Prop Removal Wrench?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by bobomet, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. bobomet

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    73
    Location:
    Virginia, USA
    I took my P3P out for an early morning photo shoot today, and had one prop stick on after the shoot. I had my tool kit in my case, but could not seem to locate it soon enough, before we had to vacate the grounds in favor of the grass cutting crew.
    After I got home I found it in the case - but thought of how bad it would be to lose it.
    I can't find on online anywhere.
    Had anyone found a replacement/spare ....?
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Pete Leare

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2015
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    105
    Location:
    Windham NH
    If you know someone with a 3d printer, have a few of them printed..
     
    bobomet likes this.
  3. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    19,073
    Likes Received:
    5,617
    Location:
    US

    bobomet, PM me your mailing address and I'll send you a 3D printed wrench.
     
    III% Streve likes this.
  4. Rider82

    Joined:
    May 11, 2015
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    10
    Your answer is above. I'm curious though, how did they come to be so tight you needed the wrench? Was it really hot or something? Mine are always just a light twist on to maybe a few ft-lbs torque and I've had no issues removing them with a few hundred flights under my belt...
     
    S5S5G6, acherman and III% Streve like this.
  5. III% Streve

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,756
    Likes Received:
    515
    Ya.. What he said. The wrench is not for installation. Snug install sometimes leads to them being a little tight to remove, but I have never needed my wrench
     
  6. bobomet

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    73
    Location:
    Virginia, USA
    I give them a good finger tightening when I spin them on before flying. I usually have no problem even with that.
    I've flown before in much warmer temperatures, and had little, if any, trouble.
    So who knows ..... but I know it can happen or the wrench wouldn't be necessary.
     
  7. bobomet

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    73
    Location:
    Virginia, USA
    I only finger tighten them going on.
    And I can tell you it happens pretty much every day that someone has to use a wrench to loosen one.
     
  8. III% Streve

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,756
    Likes Received:
    515
    I dont doubt that at all. And not having a wrench when its needed would be a PITA! I'm of the lucky crowd that has a gorilla grip... I'de strip threads by hand, so no need for a wrench.
     
    acherman likes this.
  9. JohnK

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2015
    Messages:
    512
    Likes Received:
    169
    Location:
    Hudson Valley, New York
    Wow. What a pain. Haven't had that prob yet, thank goodness. Usually just jamming the pinky into one of the motor slots and twisting the prop by the tip (max leverage) does the trick (temporarily painfully). But ... after reading this I will make the wrench accessible in my case, just in case ...
     
  10. bobomet

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    73
    Location:
    Virginia, USA
    With the wrench it moved pretty easily.
    But I don't like to force anything mechanical .... on or off --- so the wrench does the trick, quickly and easily.
     
  11. az116

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2015
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    8
    Can you send me a link for the .stl file? The only wrench I found is for the Phantom 2, and my Phantom 2 wrench doesn't fit my Phantom 3.
     
  12. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    19,073
    Likes Received:
    5,617
    Location:
    US
  13. az116

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2015
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    8
    Yea, I looked there. Those wrenches seem to be for the Phantom 1 or 2. My Phantom 2 wrench doesn't fit my Phantom 3.
     
  14. Nstrong48

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2015
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Milan, MI
    I think the removal clamps that come with the p3s work much better than the wrench. I believe they are in the kits with the newer motors as well
     
  15. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    19,073
    Likes Received:
    5,617
    Location:
    US