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Advanced Loosen screws (very slightly) to prevent rotor arm cracks?

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by DavidJT, May 28, 2016.

  1. DavidJT

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    I'm a new P3A flyer (Australia) and I've been reading up as much as I can so I can get the most out of my Phantom safely.

    To be honest, I'm a bit freaked out by all the tales of problems and mishaps, but I try to remind myself that there are many thousands of people who (I hope) are not having such difficulties.

    Apologies if this topic has been covered, but I couldn't find any information about whether it is advisable to try to prevent cracked rotor arms by taking excess pressure off the screws - I'm thinking something like 1/16th of a turn.

    Good or bad idea?


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  3. StratocasterDave

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    Many people have done that. In my opinion, I'd leave them alone though.
     
  4. Meta4

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    Don't bother. The problem was due to a bad batch of plastic and the vast majority of Phantom 3s never developed any cracking at all.

    Something like half a million P3 have been sold so a problem that might have affected a few hundred or a thousand might sound like a lot but it's a tiny fraction of the total.
    That particular problem was affecting some of the earlier P3s last year and we hardly ever hear of it nowdays.
     
  5. DavidJT

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    Thank you. That's reassuring - I'll leave well enough alone.


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