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Professional New plastic prop wrench. Can't get props off

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Mugenski, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Mugenski

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    I have that new plastic motorholder/prop wrench and I can't get the props off with it. Motor just spins inside of it. Any tips to get the props off?
     
  2. msinger

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    Hold the motor with one hand and unscrew the prop with the other. You should not need to use the wrench.
     
  3. RodPad

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    Use something like a rubber band on the motor they shouldn't be to tight. You only have 12 post, You do know that two are reverse threads.
     
  4. Mugenski

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    Just my first DJI ;) I build all my other drones and they take significantly more abuse. If one of them was giving me trouble I'd just take pliers to it. Can't exactly do that with these props and motors though. Ill try a rubber band. I might have just gorilla'd them on too hard. Lesson learned I guess :)
     
  5. CactusJackSlade

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    You did see what RodPad said about the reverse threads on two of the motors yes?
     
  6. Mugenski

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    Yes I did. I will need to get a real prop wrench or 3d print something as they are just too tight. Tightened them too much then went flying for an hour. They are well stuck now :oops: Plastic prop tool DJI included just broke as well.
     
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    Wow, I don't think I would trust the props, they could be stressed and brake in flight.
     
  8. Mugenski

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    Na they look fine just super tight. Still can't get them off. Looks like they only had that metal prop tool with the older style motors. Really want to cut the foam for my case but would prefer to take the props off to get the measurements. Ugh.