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Has anyone seen how the props are mounted on the Mavic?

Discussion in 'Mavic Discussion' started by CCDD, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. CCDD

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    Just looking for someone to share how these props are mounted.
     
  2. msinger

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    They lock on like Phantom 4 props. The locking system has been redesigned though. Here are a few photos of it:

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    Double post
     
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    Hey Mike, any idea how to balance those folding props?
     
  5. mstampfli

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    I'm wondering that by not unfolding the props prior to launch will induce wear and tear to the motor shafts and props themselves.

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  6. msinger

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    I don't think it's possible since the props are all one piece.
     
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    So I assume they remove easily (I have a P3 so not familier with P4 prop removal) that way I could use the drone folded up as a handheld stabalized camera also. Supposedly the arms do not have a switch built in to stop the motors if the arms are folded in, this would avoid inadvertent blade/motor damage if you were using as a camera and accidently activated the props.

    So am I safe to assume the props easily remove
     
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    They can easily be removed by hand. Just push (to compress the spring in the middle) and twist them.
     
  9. Lightsout

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    Perfect perfect who needs a drone with a removable camera and stabalizer... Now DJI needs to make a hand that fits the drone that will hod the smart phone to use the drone as a hand held camera
     
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    Looks like the number may indicate the prop specs???

    8.3 inch blade length (or disc diameter if it includes the swivel hub) and 4.4" pitch.
     
  11. msinger

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    The props are 8330s. So, wouldn't that mean they have a 3.0" pitch if we're going by the model number?
     
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    Yes, but I see 8344F in the last photo.

    Where is your data from?
     
  13. msinger

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    Ah, well, you could be onto something there.

    I am quoting the model number from here. Note the "8330F" on the props.
     
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    Do the arms lock in when unfolded, and is there a button or something you have to push to put them back in kinda like the typhoon?


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    OK, never looked there so I'd go with the DJI site.

    Maybe an option to come or tests proved better with the 8330's???
     
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    No


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  17. N017RW

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    Visually, I see nothing to suggest that.
     
  18. msinger

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    Those photos were taken by someone who works for DJI. They have an early version of the Mavic, so I'm assuming DJI changed the props later on.
     
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    Well we know they tune their propulsion systems so everything is done for a reason(s).