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Possible bent arm/motor?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by dporter177, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. dporter177

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    Had my first crash yesterday. Complete user error as I flew the bird into my house and it then landed upside down on my deck (from about 8 feet up). I put new props on and it flys just as it used too.

    One of the motors, when looking at it from directly above appears to be just slightly off level. Maybe by only a millimeter. I then checked to make sure the props are level with each other. The one appears to be a millimeter or two off from the other. Is this something I need to worry about? The craft still flies great and for all I know the motor could have been off slightly even before the crash. The last thing I want to do is have long term problems because of one dumb crash.
     
  2. 4wd

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    The motor hubs aren't supposed to be vertical, this design makes it more stable especially when descending.
    Unless you see a gap in plastic joints I doubt anything happened.
     
  3. dporter177

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    Fair point. Just looked slightly off from the others. No gaps in plastic joints. Suppose it if flys fine I am good. Appreciate your reply