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New PhantomSqueaking/Chirping

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cbpagent72, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. cbpagent72

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    I just got my new Phantom and it is emitting a squeak/chirp when I increase the speed or turn. See the attached video the sound is at 0:53 seconds. Any ideas what it is? I apologize for the crappy filming.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMgtbB4CScI
     
  2. Sac D

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    I've had two Phantoms and neither one ever made that particular sound. But neither one has had prop guards installed, maybe your props are hitting them? Take the guards off, and see if the sound is gone.
     
  3. Audaciter

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    It sounds like bad motor bearings.

    Try spinning the props by hand, without the battery connected of course, and listen, you should be able to tell which one is bad.

    In any case, a new Phantom shouldn't do that. Return it for a new one, before it locks up and crashes.
     
  4. BruceTS

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    Sounds like what happen to another poster, he had found a "c" clip inside one of his motors after tearing it down. Since it's new, I'd return it.
     
  5. cbpagent72

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    I removed the guards and still the noise persists, I believe that i have a bad motor, one feels rough when I spin the prop.
     
  6. Audaciter

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    I don't doubt it at all. I had a motor go out after only
    1 hour of flight time.
    The DJI motors are kind of "hit or miss", some are okay, and some are not.
     
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    it almost sounds like one of the props is hitting one of the prop-guards!

    after flying, feel each motor and see if one is unusually hot.
     
  8. cbpagent72

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    Found the issue, after installing four new motors the noise is gone. It is that great DJI quality control.

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