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Is there a new P3 checklist things to do when you get a brand new P3?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Mrkool, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. Mrkool

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    i am reading all these props falling off and batteries dieing mid flight etc is there a list we can compile for all the new guys?

    Here is my attempt at the list

    1. Check the description of the updates and read the threads before you upgrade the firmware on the phantom. Always good to wait a week or so
    2. Charge the battery fully to 100%
    3. Make sure your first flight is on soft grass area and not paved road or concrete
    4. Do the calibrations
    5. When ever I get a new battery I keep the first flight really close to me so I can grab it in case of something going wrong. Or have a low altitude flight so in case of an issue the damage is minimal.
    6. Loosen the screws and hand tighten them making sure to not use excessive force.

    Anything else?
     
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  2. SergeantJoKer

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    I haven't heard of any issues with the P3 propellers.


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  3. Mrkool

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    I am reading the new p3 props are plastic hubs and they kinda loose threads due to force during windy flights
     
  4. SergeantJoKer

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    I haven't read that besides the one post with the person who lost a prop during flight.


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  5. Travis726

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    Yeah I have read the metal hubs are easier to spin off? Im gonna stick to what dji tells me to use (P3 props)
     
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    Nothing wrong with the plastic props. Remember to firmly hand tighten and you will be fine. I would venture that using a prop not designed for this bird may cause you potential warranty issues should you have failure.


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  7. m0j0

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    The active braking system does not go well with the Ubuntu props. They spin off. Use the plastic ones.


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    Metal hubs would make me think more than twice. I would avoid them entirely. The composite hubs are what help keep it attached.
     
  9. Mrkool

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    Took out the metal props suggestion