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Is my p3a safe to fly?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by 847guy, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. 847guy

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    Looks like a motor crack, I have not flown since i noticed it. Thinking of either doing a replacement shell for the safe side, or buying a backup unit. Let me know my options guys. IMG_0177.jpg IMG_0176.jpg
     
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    call DJI and talk to them about it.
     
  3. Bigskyflyer

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    I have not seen one cracked there, like dirby said I would contact dji and send them pictures. To answer your question, I would not fly it until I talked to dji. If you haven't crashed it you should be under warranty.
     
  4. Bigskyflyer

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    P.S. Are those the new motors?
     
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    looks like they are new motors
     
  6. Bigskyflyer

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    Thanks. They just looked different than the new motors on my P3P.
     
  7. 847guy

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    Thanks guys, it's just in this spot. I emailed dji pix. I do believe these are the new motors
     
  8. doomclam

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    Personally I'd consider myself grounded til DJI says it's flyable, or a major fix is made.
     
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  9. 847guy

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    I just received an email from dji after i sent in pix saying they needed some info from me and they will send me an RMA for repair. Id keep the forum posted.
     
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    received an RMA from dji and a fedEx shipping label. The bird going out monday :)
     
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    that's a really weird place for a crack to develop.. Was there an incident? There's never any downward pressure there. Maybe the case?
     
  12. Bigskyflyer

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    Good to hear. Keep us updated on what they say.
     
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    Hopefully you will get a new one.
     
  14. schlepprock

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    I wonder if putting a small rubber oring on the screw before it's inserted would help to "cushion" the shell by absorbing some of the vibration from the motors. Mind you I don't have my P3P yet so I don't know the shape of the bottom of the screw head. Thoughts...
     
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    I wouldn't think that a cushion mount would help the flight characteristics. There is also the screw length that holds the motors. That length is very critical to avoid damaging the motor windings.
     
  16. schlepprock

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    Point taken. Harbor freight has oring assortment packages with oring sizes from A to Z. With a tiny oring I don't think it would be enough to pitch the motors..

    Again.. Just thinking..
     
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    OP did not state if this was a crash, developed by use or came right out the box like that... OP could you please clarify?
     
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    Was not a crash, if so I wouldn't even go thru dji. This happened over use. The copter had about 25/30 flights and this is the only part of the copter that's like this
     
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    got the phantom back today via fedex, will post more info tomorrow :)
     
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    Odd place to develop a crack as it isn't a stress point. Was it crashed or the arm crushed in some way? As far as structural integrity that would not seem to be a major issue beyond aesthetics. The motors are mounted to the bottom shell. I would carefully fill the void with 5-minute epoxy. Once dry some light sanding and a touch of matte white & she's good as new! :)