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Motor alignment

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by buford, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. buford

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    I've asked this question before, but I'll ask it again to see if I can get a response this time. I put prop guards on my drone a couple of months back. They are the removable kind, since I don't like using them unless there are people or trees or stuff like that around. While installing them, I noticed the motors sit at all different angles in the support arms. I guess the best way to explain it is they aren't all at a 90 deg angle to the ground. Is this a design element built into the phantom? I'm not about to take it apart and see. I've already had to replace the gimbal/camera, so I'm not up for creating anymore problems. I'm used to truck engine size bolts, and these things don't have truck engine bolts....:p
     
  2. tcope

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    It's designed that way. You can search the Internet in this and see photos of other P3s that look the same.
     
  3. Meta4

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    It's one of the design features that makes the P3 fly so well.
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  4. buford

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    I have. Some do, and some don't. Just as long as somebody says its supposed to be that way. Hasn't stopped me from flying it though.
     
  5. buford

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    I figured it had something to do with prop wash, but I'm a novice at quads, and you cant learn without asking. Thanks
     
  6. Kneepuck

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    I think it has to do with stability. Like setting the toe in on your car slightly in so the wheel self centers.