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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gingericeman, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. gingericeman

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    Hi. Do our aircraft have flight hours just like full sized manned aircraft, which shouldn't be exceeded due to parts wearing out. I would imagine that the airframes would be fine, though I'm thinking maybe the motor's have a live time and then perhaps need an inspection or replacement perhaps?
     
  2. Larry L

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    Yes I believe they do. I do not know the exact details. I have been keeping a flight log though.
     
  3. PhantomFanatic

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    Electric hour counters are available if you don't want to log.
     
  4. AndysAdventures

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    I thought I read somewhere that the V+ motors are supposed to last 300 flight hours.
     
  5. gingericeman

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    Could anyone ring their dealer or rep and ask what the engine life is ? I asked a dealer and he said every 200 hours . Maybe the dealer just wanted a little more business . 300 sounds ok .
     
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    Seriously ? You r that **** bout it ?
     
  7. gingericeman

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    Why would you even respond with a comment like that, and for your information yes . I will be using 2 units for paid work so I'll want them both up to standard and ready to fly . What if a phantom came down and hit someone in the head because I didn't check my equipment was up to standard and as a result I'm reported to the aviation authority and put out of business . Shall I reply "Seriously you are that **** about it ?" These are machines and they have a life cycle just like everything else .
     
  8. Meta4

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    And it's highly unlikely that anyone would have any idea how long they would go for.
     
  9. gingericeman

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    Perhaps your right but I'd imagine the manufacturers would have a good enough idea. They bench test these before they go on sale, just running the motor's to failure or so I would I imagine with a product as popular as the phantom .

    Does anybody keep a record of hours flown ? If enough people post their hours we could make a sticky to monitor .
     
  10. Mori55

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    Well sorry if I ruffled your feathers , but I think there are to many variables in engines life. Do you fly near sand ? Dirt ? Have you crashed ? Remember this basically a hobby grade quad.
    You probaly have a better chance of crashing do to some GPS , or some type of interference. What's the life of the ESC. ? Compass , wifi unit , seems some have had problems with this battery software. Normally you can tell when a motors starting to go , by the sound and feel of it.
    I would say pilot error is the main reason these things crash.
     
  11. N017RW

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    Assuming no crashes or other stresses the motors will last hundreds to thousands of hours.

    The failure point will be the moving parts i.e. the bearings.
     
  12. gingericeman

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    Its ok, sorry I was a bit sharp with my reply too . No, no dand but I love close enough to the sea so perhaps that could wear them down . I haven't crashed as of yet, thank god , but I hear a close shave once or twice .
     
  13. IflyinWY

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    I may consider putting an hour meter in mine but I think I'll just replace it after 100 crashes. Those I do keep track of. :lol: