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  1. KingDad1985

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    I'm fairly new to drones and DJI is basically the only brand I've owned. I don't mean to start a negative thread but I'm curious about the Phantom regarding reliability. What is usually without crashes involved the first thing to stop working? These things aren't cheap and I would like for mine to last as long as possible. How reliable can they be? How common are crashes?
     
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  3. JWH

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    Along a similar line, I have been wondering about the longevity of the P4, as in number of flight hours before a major failure. I suppose they are too new to know yet.
     
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    As anything, that's going to be a variable number based on how the person takes care of it.
     
  5. ussvertigo

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    I think motors are the first to fail, we have hashed this before. But without enough data on their average lifespan, it's a guess when to,replace the motors. Much like an aircraft, you would want a safety factor built in. Due to their low cost, I'm thinking of replacing mine around 100-150 hours.


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  6. KingDad1985

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    I guess we could look at the older phantoms and how they behaved regarding longevity. Since I am new to all this maybe someone that owns a P2 that is still kicking or even a P1
     
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    I have a P2V+ that I've been flying for almost 2 years. It's been very reliable with two exceptions...about a year ago I had an almost-flyaway due to transient GPS failure, and about a month ago I had a tip-over with stalled prop and fried both an ESC and a 2312 motor. Never had any other GPS problems, and I fixed the ESC/motor with about $35 worth of replacement parts from Amazon.

    One of the things that was attractive to me about the P4 was its GPS/GLONASS, redundant compasses and redundant IMUs...both of which are critical components.
     
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  8. KingDad1985

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    How many hours would you say you have on the P2V+?
     
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    I would guess about 170 flights
     
  10. KingDad1985

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    That is alot! Nice!
     
  11. srosen

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    I had 63 hours and over 3,000,0000 feet with no issues of any kind until yesterday when I got a small stress crack.

    [​IMG]


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  12. KingDad1985

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    Is that from the same p4? If so I think you have the most hours on a phantom 4. Man I'm sorry to hear about the stress cracks. Where are the stress cracks at? Can you post a picture please?
     
  13. srosen

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  14. srosen

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    Here is a photo I sent to DJI a few hours ago
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  15. srosen

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    I guess I may have more mileage (feet) than just about anybody, DJI should fix it for free


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  17. KingDad1985

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    Do you fly in sports mode?
     
  18. srosen

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    RE:Sport Mode Only when I need to. I prefer ATT mode. Most of my flights are over water. ATT mode with wind<8 is a blast on the water.


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    I am wondering what caused it to crack. I suppose it is vibration over time, since it hasn't been crashed. It is a cause for concern on the quality of the molded parts.
     
  20. Dirtdroner

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    image.jpeg My p4 is still going strong. Even crashed it a few times.
     
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