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Standard P3 Std. Can Prop Guards Cause Drift?

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by kailolo, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. kailolo

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    Just added prop gaurds, 1st flight it was drifting and not staying in place as it had my 1st 6 or so flights. ??
     
  2. Mark The Droner

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    They will catch wind, yes. But if your GPS lock is working correctly, the craft will fight to stay in place.
     
  3. Mimoid

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    Yes - they will make your Phantom drift like crazy, or will at least make your drone fly tilted sideways to remain stationary, with the prop guards clearly visible in the picture. I almost lost my drone during my third flight due to those darn guards. Don't use them if you are flying outdoors in anything but really calm conditions.

    //Tom
     
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  4. MasterBlaster

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    I used to fly mine all the time. No issues drifting and no issues flying. And I have flown in some strong winds.
    If your getting them in the video then you need to tilt your camera down a little more until they are out of the picture. Its not an issue as long as you are set up properly. They saved me once when I clipped a bush. My bird flipped and landed on my driveway. Lost the props is all. The guards saved my birds arms from scratches.
     
  5. Mark The Droner

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    Haha! One question. Three completely different answers.

    A classic thread! I love it!
     
  6. MasterBlaster

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    I'm just giving my experience with flying with them and I have probably flown over 50 flights with them when I first got my bird.


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  7. Mimoid

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    Yep, different experiences. I had fllown my P3A ore than five hours without issues before getting the original DJI prop guards (for indoors flying).

    Outdoors I immediately noticed the difference: the Phantom was really struggling and tilting into the wind. At one time I had such a hard time flying it back home in a moderate breeze, that I actually thought that I would lose it it. I removed the guards and everything was back to normal again. I would never use them again. YMMW.

    // Tom
     
  8. RodPad

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    Yes, The craft should stay in place, I was seeing some shaking in my videos, did a IMU and a gimbal calibration, have noticed it since.