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Infinity hobbies foldable prop failure

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MonsieurAnon, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. MonsieurAnon

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  2. JWarren

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    If you can't find your Phantom how do you know it was prop failure?
     
  3. Monte55

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    I see so many people want to change something about their Phantom that is already working and then have problems. WHY? I have had my Phantom 1 for a couple of months now and can't think of anything I need to change. It flys well...haven't had any problems... still on first set of props as the rest of my quads and helis. I also have prop guards which have helped. I only wish mine had longer flight time but I have 5 batteries so I can live with that.
    Suggestion for people having so many problems. Leave the **** thing alone...fly it and have fun. If you need something better, then buy it. Ya can't make a Vette out of a Ford Escort.
     
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    Gotta agree but was reluctant to say.
     
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    I would rather upset someone with my post as to suggest them do something that is not necessary and crash or lose their quad. These things have been engineered to work as described..and they mostly do. DJI is not into a lot of modification parts as I see. It's aftermarket companies making bold claims and wanting you to buy their stuff. That's where I see a lot of people have problems. It's their money and they can do what they want but listening to the crying after they have modified something that didn't need it in the first place gets old.
     
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    Gotta agree... again.
     
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    I feel for you losing your quad....

    But i have to DISAGREE about leaving it alone. I put props on mine (P2V props) and it helped a ton. I put different batteries in it and it helped with my flight times. I put a gimbal on it and it helped with my video. I put a FPV system on it and it helped with my video and gave a whole new dynamic to the hobby. You can choose to leave yours alone if you want. But for me...I will mod mine to make it fit what I want to do with it.
     
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    It's perfectly ok to modify your quad and it works for many. But for many it does not as they may not have any idea of what they are doing and for what reason. It's like carbon fiber props are a feather in their cap. If you have made mods and they work well, share with the forum and the results.
     
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    You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.
     
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    Do you have a P2 or P1? If P2, which battery and which props did you buy? I didn't know you could modify the battery.
     
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    You're right and you're wrong.

    Personally, I'm with you. I'm not going to be the guinea pig for some aftermarket company that barely tests its products. In fact, the Phantom aftermarket is the most ghetto aftermarket I've ever seen (compared to my other hobbies). There are so many products coming out, but they are usually backed by hypothetical or implies benefits and a few crappy pictures. They don't even test their own products to enumerate exactly what the real world improvement is.

    However, at the same time you (we) are wrong. People tinkering with things that are not broken is how people stumble on real world improvements and good mods that do actually help. We should all be glad that they're willing to put their Phantoms, time, and money on the line for everyone else's benefit.
     
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    the safest thing to do is leave the thing in its box. It cannot crash if it is not in the air flying. Think about it, if your quad crashed you would cry and nobody likes to cry so to avoid crying keep the **** thing in the box.

    Ok, I have no idea where that comes from, but I feel compelled. to the op's post, I can only say do not give up looking if you have lost your quad. You are able to retrieve it if you put the effort in. I wish I could help. About the issue with those prop thingies. I got a little helicopterr that has those kind of foldable props. I think centrifical force keeps the props out where they should be, but with a phantom in gps mode the amount of force changes I would think and that could have caused the props to fold in and caused the crash. Still as pointed out above, until you find the quad we can only assume that those prop thingies caused the crash. good luck and keep us posted.
     
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    >the safest thing to do is leave the thing in its box.

    If only I'd heard your advice 9 months ago!
     
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    For a P1, if you know what you're doing, you can modify batteries:
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    Or, just buy higher capacity ones.

    On a P2, if you REALLY know what you're doing, you can also modify the batteries:
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