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How resilient are these Phantom 3's

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Trackman1, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. Trackman1

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    I am use to flying single rotor where even a tip over means a repair job.
    How much have you guys gotten away with? Without needing repair.
     
  2. AwfulPilot

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    Crashed mine into the bank of a river on my second flight. She scraped the bank, flipped over and plunged upside down into the river.

    I opened her up and dried her for 48 hours and she's now flying again. Props are fine, just a bit dirty and scratched. Everything else seems good.
     
  3. Trackman1

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    Wow. You must have thought that was a goner.
     
  4. AwfulPilot

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    It was quite a depressing couple of days! But lessons learned.
     
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    I've owned the phantom vision 2 and now the pro 3. Typically, you will go through a set of blade pretty quickly if no prop guards. Usually when there is a little wind and the craft tips over at the end of landing do to a wind usually. I did a few auto landing though and really starting to like this feature and saves blades. Very precise. I would say most the crashes into a tree and or landing in grass or high weeds helps the fall and I walk away with just a broken blade, concrete and pavement will either crack the chassis or landing gear legs. When flying over water, I attach some foam or floaties.