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Prop Distance from Body?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by wallix, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. wallix

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    I was noticing today that if I put the props in an, "X" pattern and look at it from the side, all the props are slightly varying distances from the body. Is that normal?
     
  2. Air Ontario

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    mine all look the same. Maybe 3/8" from blade tip bottom to top of body arm
     
  3. wallix

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    Even if you rotate the blades and look again? For instance, on rotation it's higher than the next rotation. I wonder if my blades are warped? They are the original blades and I've had two minor crashes. But it seems to fly ok.


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  4. Air Ontario

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    I rotated mine again, a P3Pro, until x was made and measured from underneath the tip of the blade to top of body with a stainless steel machinist's pocket rule. I still got a 3/8" gap.

    In an attempt for clarity....the least gap that existed between the blade and body anywhere was measured at 3/8 inch.
     
  5. wallix

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    I went and measured mine too - each one with 2 rotations. Mine were close to 3/8 as well - except my last prop (silver going counter clockwise) was 3/8 and 1/2" on the second rotation. Maybe my OCD is getting the best of me, though.


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  6. mmee1992

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    Were the props replaced after your crash?
     
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    When in doubt, replace your props. They are a lot cheaper than a bad crash.
     
  8. Air Ontario

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    I had all my blades rotated to an X position. Each over its respective arm and they measured 3/8" clearance.
     
  9. wallix

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    Yes. These are brand new. Unless it's the motor/mount but it seems very solid still. No cracks or anything anywhere. Seems to spin true when blade is off (no wobbles).


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