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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by jptsr1, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. jptsr1

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    Just crashed my Phantom 3Pro. I was banking hard and one of the props spun off. It tumbled down about 60 feet and hit the turf hard. I have a couple questions. I was flying on a brand new battery, literally just charged it this morning for the first time. It looks like its still in good shape. Do I toss it just in case? Second, I just started flying for the day and I have 5 other batteries that are fully charged. I obviously cant discharge them since I dont have the quad. Will they be fine until my new one arrives?
    Thanks in advance.

    Edit: I now believe one of my props cracked in the air because of the added pressure I put on them by flying it way too hard. Prop also could have had a crack in it from a previous incident. Either way, let my loss be your gain. Remember the preflight check!!!!

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    It should be fine if it's not physically punctured or damaged in some other way.

    They will auto discharge down to a safe storage level. Don't press the button on the batteries (it'll prevent them from discharging).
     
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    Yes, the DJI Intelligent Discharge should discharge them after 10 days. Your crashed batt. should be fine; charge it carefully the first time and make sure nothing goes wrong.
     
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    I would like to find out how that happened maybe pilot era
     
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    did you forget to tighten/'snug' those props? :O

    Any other reason why it might of flew off?
     
  7. jptsr1

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    Could be. I'm no pro and I was flying it pretty hard. Nothing different from my previous flights though. Maybe the drone Gods just want me to buy a 4? If I didnt have so much invested in the 3 platform maybe I would.
     
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  8. jptsr1

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    I don't think so but I have the one that flew off and its not stripped or anything. I'm human so I could have made a mistake. I was flying for a while though so I would think it would have self tightened if I did.
     
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    always snug them it now sounds like pilot era for sure
     
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    Well I'm not expert on the P3 but surely if you were bombing it around with correctly tightened props, you wouldn't crash like that? I would of thought it could handle it. I know you said you banked but did you harshly brake at all or anything? How long have you had the drone?
     
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    Sh!T...Atleast you recovered bro.. My situation wasnt too lucky.. My drone didnt recovery.. I will share you the horror footage. I dont want to hijack your thread..
     
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  12. jptsr1

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    Yep, several times. Didn't think that would be an issue. Had it about 4 months.
     
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    I was flying my drone today. As I put the props on I noticed one didn't feel so tight. I had a closer look and noticed that it wouldn't tighten fully....the thread had obviously worn. No problem as I swapped it out for a new one but it made me realise what a design fault having plastic threads against a metal spindle is.

    This issue could happen to any of us. I guess this is why DJI has changed the props for the Phantom 4.


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    Now that I'm looking at the post crash pics I have one prop that broke and one that came off. I assumed the broken one happened after the crash but now I'm thinking the prop may have cracked first then the crash then the other prop may have come off when I hit the ground. Although I'm 99% sure I tightened them what I didn't do is check my props for cracks.
     
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    With the existing props design, one should be careful in sudden braking. Obviously frequent braking during a flight is risky. Increasing speed is not a problem though.

    I noticed improved props design for P4.
     
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    Yeah, and I did that a lot. It was one of my favorite things. I liked to come in hard and slam on the brakes to hear that roar. Of course in hindsight thats stupid.
     
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    I think now the crack happened before the prop coming off. I have all of the props and none of them are stripped.
     
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    I know doing that is a great fun but our poor P3 can't take that hit. Contact DJI service for compensation against poor design.
     
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  20. jptsr1

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    I wont hold my breath waiting on the check.