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Minor Crack on my p3p - Advises

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by kooky, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. kooky

    Aug 19, 2016
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    three days ago after a normal flight I did a check on my phantom and saw a minor crack. I attach pictures.

    I have never crashed, hardlanded and never used prop guards.

    What do you think I should do? Should I replace the shell now that the crack is minor? Is it going to be any worse if I continue to fly?
    I wanted to mention that I live in Greece and bought it from a greek e-shop, online. We have here an authorized service by dji. Will it be under warranty? It is only three months old.
    I am thinking to buy aluminum motor reinforcements. Will that prevent the extention of the crack?

    Thank you.

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  2. alokbhargava

    Sep 28, 2015
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    San Francisco, CA
    Crack will only grow as you use it more. Better get it fixed. If it is under warranty, let DJI do it for you.

    Many have used strengthening plates and have reported good results. In my view, such plates will not do any harm if you use right screws and will boost your confidence.

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  3. EranR

    Sep 2, 2015
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    Stop flying and get it repaired.
    I had cracks when my drone was a month old, but not near the motor screws.
    Unfortunatly, the service here in Israel is given by a DJI dealer and not by DJI. The lab glued it and it held up for more than 6 months.
    After the cracks reopened they gave me a new bottom shell for free.
    When another crack appeared, I replaced the bottom shell myself.
    Everything is good, for now.