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Is the new body really better?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Bacho, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. Bacho

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    Hi, I've been lurking here for about 6 months. Last week the dreaded cracks appeared in my P3P, no crashes or hard landings ever. I find it very frustrating, I bought my drone used but new so I am guessing DJI has nothing but paid options for me. Before I go though the trouble of swapping, can anyone confirm for certain that the new body will end these problems? Otherwise I may consider the P4 instead.
     
  2. happydays

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    Used but new?
     
  3. Jsun

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    No, there are some reports with cracked shell on new/reinforced bodies also on this forum, if I remember correct. Maybe less frequent? Hard to tell.
     
  4. Bacho

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    Thanks, thats frustrating!
     
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    How many flights? Bacho
     
  6. Bacho

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    25 flights for 2 hour 36 min
     
  7. Trackman1

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    That's not many. Mine is a newer version 76 flights. No cracks.

    Sometimes I wonder if it is heat causing the the plastic to be brittle.
    Heat from leaving in hot car. Landing with hot motors and putting in foam lined case.
    I know my battery's sure stay hot longer in the case.
     
  8. syotr

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    I have seen one report here of a p4 with cracks already.
     
  9. Bacho

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    It's a theory, personally I have only taken the drone to the lake a couple times, normally leave the windows down in the car while I'm there. It also wasn't really hot ~70 on both occasions, otherwise it lives in the AC.