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Advanced Post-Crash help needed

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by DAVEJF, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. DAVEJF

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    Hi all, well I guess it was bound to happen; I hit a tree about 85' up and, as is the way of these things it hit the deck quite hard. Initial investigation suggested the only casualties were 2 props and my confidence. I replaced the props and took another 3 or 4 minutes flight without problems.
    However, now I'm home and looking the craft over more carefully I see there are 2 cracks in the shell between the rear landing legs and the battery compartment (see pics).
    My starter for 10 question is:
    A) does it require immediate attention before further flights; or
    B) is it only superficial and can be largely ignored in the short term

    The bonus question is, is there anything I can do to help mitigate the damage ( eg apply some Gorilla glue across the cracks)?
    All help gratefully received. ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1455801413.298807.jpg ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1455801424.380026.jpg
     
  2. Tommymonkey

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    LOL, Mines like that they are not cracks just the design of the shell.
     
  3. JTC

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    I would stop drill the cracks and see about using some epoxy bonding on it.
     
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  4. eaglegoaltender

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    I agree with JTC - stop drill and epoxy resin better than Gorilla glue - that stuff is great but it will expand quite a bit while curing (intended to that's why you have to clamp whatever you are gluing with it).
     
  5. DAVEJF

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    Thanks for the help..... By the way, this was the offending tree...... The only sodding tree within a 100m radius! ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1455804744.423785.jpg
     
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  6. rockydog

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    Those are not cracks....as Tommymonkey said, they are part of the shell moulding. Have a closer look!
     
  7. DAVEJF

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    Ok, Will do, although they certainly look like cracks, ...even tho' now I come to think of it there is a kind of symmetry to them. Hope you're right!
     
  8. Sagebrush

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    I'm laughing too–with you, not at you–mines got the same cracks and it's never crashed.

    Don't fix something that aint broke!

    S
     
  9. DAVEJF

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    Good point.... Well made!
     
  10. Sagebrush

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    I'm glad you posted this. Otherwise I'd probably have seen those "cracks" on mine a month or two from now and panicked.

    S
     
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  11. With The Birds

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    Im suprised you didny see the big crack running right around the shell LOL.... good there is no damage... happy flying.....
     
  12. ARAerial

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    May be time to consult an optometrist.


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