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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by J Dot, Apr 27, 2014.

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  1. J Dot

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    I got tired of peeling my stickers off, every time I do pre / post flight inspections!

    So I've done this:

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    Hope this helps:

    Jerry D
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    ( J Dot )

    Work SMART, not HARD!
     
  2. thedjiguy

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    Thats smart, doing it now
     
  3. rilot

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    I thought everyone did this
     
  4. kydan

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    Yeah...
     
  5. davemcm

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    Also thought this would be common sense for most. If you haven't been doing that, and have been peeling off and putting them back on each time, then you probably shouldn't be flying :lol:
     
  6. doug86

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    We're supposed to open the thing up?
    ;)
     
  7. J Dot

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    Hello ALL,
    PLEASE REMEMBER, some of us are new, I've only been flying for 5 months now!
    So I'm still learning, myself! Just wanted to share!
    For fun mostly, and might help someone who has not thought
    Of it yet! Thanks!

    Jerry D
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  8. J Dot

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    Yes,
    On occasion,
    To inspect all motors, speed controls, and other components,( connections:
    ( sometimes things might get bumped loose, in a hard landing or crash )
    Mostly visual inspection, also to make sure you have not lost an ( e-clip ) from bottom of
    Motor ( it can cause short circuits when bouncing around loose )

    I open mine, after every 5-10 flights, or when I land it hard, or minor crash, or anything that
    Causes impact to phantom! ( might have caused a connection to come loose or fall off )

    But you should check ( before-after EVERY FLIGHT )( motors ( for sloppiness , and up-down for looseness )
    Also check blades for any damage ( causing unwated wobble or shake ) due to unbalanced
    Damaged prop/ props!

    Better safe than sorry!

    Ps: if you've never opened it, look closely to connections, maybe 1 was not put all the way on on factory ?
    I've seen it before on YouTube!

    I also blow any dirt/dust out with my small compressor, when I have it opened , but that is just me!

    Hope this helps!

    Jerry D
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    ( J Dot )
     
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    Great idea! Thanks for sharing. On a side note, I really wish the moderators would start banning the trolls in this forum.
     
  10. davemcm

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    There are no moderators lol, just Adam the site owner / admin.

    Which post do you think is trolling?
     
  11. SilentAV8R

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    Do I understand you correctly in that you open you shell before and after each flight and/or flying session?? :shock:
     
  12. J Dot

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    No,
    After every hard landing or crash, and I usually open after 5-10 flights ( to clean dirt, dust or any foreign debris )
    And also to check comnections, motors, solder joints, and other unforeseen problems!

    I also do a pre flight inspection ( of motors, props, and compass connection ) before and after each flight session ( not each battery )

    So I check motors, props, and compass connection ( before each day of flying )
    I check motors, props ( after each day of flying )
    I open after a crash, or a hard landing, or ( 5-10 ) flights, or if anything unexplained happens ( possible bad connection )?

    Hope this helps!

    Jerry D
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    ( J Dot )
     
  13. SilentAV8R

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    Sorry - I saw your explanation after I posted. Sounds like a reasonable approach to periodic maintenance.
     
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    +1
     
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    +1
     
  16. borgqueenx

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    What do you expect to find when opening the phantom everytime before you take flight?
     
  17. J Dot

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    Hopefully NOTHING! Lol
    ( I open every 10-15 flights, not EVERY FLIGHT )

    But look for things like LOOSE CONNECTIONS, LOOSE E-Clips, anything damaged, Dirt-Dust, any
    Foreign objects, crimped wires, ants ( yes ants, a friend had ants living in his phantom, little sugar ants? )
    Don't ask me? But is true!, anything that might be weird!

    When you crash, or land hard, or accidentally drop your bird,
    Can cause connections to become loose, or even unplugged? Good to
    Check on occasion, to be safe!

    But that is up to you! I do it because I don't want to lose my $1200 investment!
    ( Better Safe, than Sorry! )

    Jerry D
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    ( J Dot )

    Ps: to all you KNOW-it-alls, not all of us are GENIUSES, like you!
    If you have NOTHING positive or productive to say, keep your thoughts
    To YOURSELF! I'm offering assistance to our new members, with tips and tricks,
    You may already know, but THEY DONT! Thank you!

    To everyone else who enjoys and benefits from my tips,
    You are MORE than welcome, I'm glad to help!

    Jerry D
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    ( J Dot )

    I'm moving to BAN all post Nazi's!
     
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    Thanks for the tip. Must admit I have been peeling the stickers back each time I remove the top shell :oops:
     
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    It really doesn't take a genius to do something like this. It takes a very little amount of common sense, and if you don't possess this, IMO you should not be flying at all.
     
  20. J Dot

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    DAVEMCM,
    Your NEGATIVITY IS NOT WELCOME ON MY POSTS! I'm going to ONLY ask you this ONCE!
    Please do not bomb my posts, or I WILL have you Banned!
    ( upon reviewing your old posts, I see bombing posts, is not a new thing with you! )
    The choice is Yours!

    Thank you!

    Jerry D
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    ( J Dot )
     
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