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Odd problem happened today...

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by chess, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. chess

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    So I was about to take off... had lock on... green blinkers with gps and 2 solid red...


    the bird was literally trying to take off by itself... was very odd... yes i didnt do a compass calibration, but since I was only 2 miles from my house, I figured oh hell no reason....

    it wasnt doing good, it kept landing, no lights indicated anything was wrong, not within a no fly zone....

    ended up flipping it over and smacking the black prop in half ha.....

    how can i tell if one of the motors is going bad ?

    Best place time or place to replace them ?

    Also best place to buy new props at... of course I have plenty of the opposite (grey top props).....

    Was very odd situations... no wind at all either...
     
  2. 750r

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    Try to spin them by hand see if one fills different .
    Just little more info will help
    What software ?
    Have you crashed lately ?
    Have you calibrated the controller ?
    Have you done a advance IMU ?
    I got my last set of props from AlleRC fast shipping best price I found
    http://www.allerc.com
     
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    software is at 3.08 (never upgraded to 3.10)
    Nope never have crashed yet....
    calibrated the controller yes....
    advance IMU I dont believe so....

    well the one that the blade partially came off feels like it spins freely where the rest of them have a bit of motion i guess you could say LOL...
    of course i cant get the blade off... i can usually get them off by hand... i didnt have a tool given to me to take them ... lovely lol
     
  4. 750r

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    You used RC assistant then did you do it agin in assistant software ?
    Calibrating the controller is a 2 step process . Always RC first then in Assistant .
     
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    Whatever it was, the compass calibration had nothing to do with it.
     
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    Black prop? Are you using aftermarket carbon props?
     
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    Meta: Thanks I am glad to know that :)
     
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    Mr C: I meant to say black nut as I call it... the grey and black tips....
     
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    Looks like I need to do it again then with the RC first then the Assistant....

    What tool do I need to get this blade off ? Do you guys suggest ordering a new motor ? I am assuming its pretty painless to replace ?
     
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    You can use a pair needle nose pliers just set them in don't squeeze them you just want to hold the motor from spinning while you twist the prop with off with your hand .
     
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    my P2 came with a little tool, looks kind of like a wrench but it's for holding the motor in place so you can get off a prop... put the little groove in the middle of the tool on one of the "arms" of the motor...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Seems like that motor is bad..... I thought there was a tool to get the prop off...

    Best place to buy a replacement motor at ?
     
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    ... like the one I just posted above?

    probably Ebay, I see motors and ESCs all over ebay
     
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    That wrench I didnt get :\

    certain brand of motors !??!
     
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