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Prop Failure

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by asynchronism, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. asynchronism

    Aug 7, 2013
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    Sarasota, FL
    Has anyone else had a prop completely shear off in flight?

    I had mine out today, flying with relatively new, balanced OEM props. It was about 12 feet high hovering over a parking lot, threw off half of a prop, and augured in pretty fast. It actually tried to recover, but I suspect the low altitude didn't give it enough room. Sucked that it was over concrete, but I guess not as much as it could have - I tend to fly high and far out. Prop blade came off right between the rotation arrow and the little DJI logo.

    My actual question: Are any of you replacing props on a schedule... ie, do they have a known lifespan?

    Side note... I get the following error attaching photos today: "Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached."