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how sturdy are the first ones ?

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by jaysan, May 20, 2014.

  1. jaysan

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    Obviously I don't plan to crash my phantom but how sturdy are these things ? I did a search and found a thread about a fella in NY that had a bad tumble but that's it .
     
  2. CarlJ

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    They're pretty amazing, very tough.
     
  3. panhygrous pantler

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    Define "sturdy."

    This brief motor failure caused a crash. I kept on flying that day and for months afterwards. YMMV.

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  4. jaysan

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    Like a half mile fall ? Also is there a fail safe for the phantom if I fly out of range ?
     
  5. panhygrous pantler

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    Half mile fall? Think about the forces involved if a plastic toy fell from that height.

    Mr. Google is your friend re: failsafe - or you could just browse the forum a bit.
     
  6. jaysan

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    I googled didn't find a clear answer . Also I understand that force is involved at that height but this is more of a general crash thread
     
  7. ElGuano

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    Don't sweat it :) The shell is surprisingly sturdy for something that on occasion smacks into the ground at 10-50+ mph. A lot of people have "miraculous" crashes that come tumbling down from great height but only bust a prop or two. But that's not the kind of thing you can really rely on. In any substantial crash, you could break props, shatter your gps antenna, break landing gear, bend gimbal mounts, tear off the battery door, and of course bend/crack the shell.
     
  8. panhygrous pantler

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    How is that possible?

    http://bit.ly/1kn6bsM
     
  9. jaysan

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    I am new to search engines so I just used key words like failsafe , dji , phantom , and forum .
     
  10. 4wd

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    The Phantom 1 is quite a bit lighter than the P2 and Vision; the battery alone is half the weight.
    I think if it falls and lands in a soft place you've a fair chance of no serious damage.
     
  11. dcoski

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    If you want something that can take a beating. Then buy a anvil of course it would take some pretty good size motors to get in the air. I have had my Phantom 1 for almost a year now and have had some pretty spectacular crashes. None of them intentional but just pursuing this hobby and developing my own limitations. Thru this forum I have learn that I can replace just about anything on this little bird. I have done a complete shell replacement after preforming a almost prefect half loop and it help me learn just a little more about this Phantom. Its the pursuit of learning my own limits and the limits of my aircraft that keeps me in this hobby. As I continue to improve my skill and knowledge. My suggestion is to go out and enjoy your Phantom and stop worrying about what could happen. As far as your question "How sturdy are the the first ones", I'd say they got it just about right.
     
  12. jaysan

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    That's what I am doing lol . Yeah I figured if I break it I can probably fix it
     
  13. JRapt

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    My first crash with the Phantom 1 was experienced while practicing a continuous hover taxi around a scoreboard at a football field. I was practicing keeping the camera facing in the direction of the scoreboard with continuous movement. As it went around the back of the board I obviously lost visual, released the controls due to doubt of the proximity to the board. Well, it was close. It sounded like a weedeater hitting a metal fence, it went inverted and fell landing upside down from about 15 feet. I had one blade ( I prefer blade over prop) bent 90 degrees upward. I straightened it up with some finger work. I figured my day of flying was over, however it started up with no issues and flew like nothing ever happened. So far it's still flying well.
     
  14. dcoski

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    I hate it when that happens, but you got admit she is a tough little bird. As a great pilot once told me "I'll take Luck over skill any day". Have fun and be safe.

     
  15. Jermz

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    All of my falls have been from no more than 10' up. Only thing I've ever had happen was a cracked prop guard.


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