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Motor screw stripped (help)

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by AdamDomenico, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. AdamDomenico

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    This morning, I installed prop guards with the correct screw and the screw that mounts in the motor became stripped. Not sure how this happened, I was barely tightening it and of course it was the last one. Long story short I decided I didn't really need prop guards and took them off, but now I have a motor with only 3 screws. Does anyone have any recommendations on what I should do. Can you fly with only 3 screws temporarily. I'm currently in Kazakhstan and will be back to the states in 2 weeks so I can't really get any parts here. I've attached pics. [​IMG][​IMG]


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  2. tcope

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    Personally... my opinion, you should be fine. I'd not fly it forever light that but I'd say several flights you'd be fine. You may want to try to avoid full throttle.
     
  3. Sinisalo

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    so the threads on the screw are stripped but the threads inside the motor are not stripped right? I wouldn't fly with one screw missing but that is pretty much the same as people who have a cracked shell and still fly.
     
  4. AdamDomenico

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    It's the threads on the motor.


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  5. Sinisalo

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    I would go easy on the throttle and just as important would be to turn down the air brake settings. Under Advanced Settings> Sensitivity>Brake, change it to something like 60% to put less stress on the motors and arms when you stop.
     
  6. AdamDomenico

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    Thanks, Sinisalo. Is it fairly easy to replace the motor myself once I get back to the states?


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  7. Sinisalo

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    yeah, they are $18 or so on the DJI website, you could order it now so it will be there waiting for you when you get back. When you solder the wires just make sure you pre-tin the wires and don't use lead free solder as it could crack and cause a mid flight failure.
     
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  9. AdamDomenico

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    Thanks a lot, I'll order it right now. I appreciate your help.


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  10. Sinisalo

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    no problem, welcome to the forum.
     
  11. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    And take the God ugly prop guards off... Apart from them being almost useless. ;-)