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Prop guards saved my bird's life, P3

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by cbgeorge, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. cbgeorge

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    I put prop guards on my bird before i first flew it, today, which was just too windy, i thought I fly my bird, had nothing to do, my fault, was just too windy, the gusts was the worst. I was flying out 2500 ft, and it would only gain 2.5 mph at full throttle at times so I decided bring it home, pushed return to home, it came back and proceeded to land, but the wind was woo tough, i had to help it down, at about 70' on decent, a gust came and I was full throttle climb and in full reverse, but the gust was too strong, and it nipped a tree, crashed to the ground, only broke 2 prop guards and 1 prop. Thanks to the guards, I put on new set props, powered it up and all was good! I recommend them on any quad copter!
     
  2. jonebk12

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    Though I've never used them personally, I have heard that prop guards have a bad habit of catching the wind, which could have exacerbated your wind/gust issues during flight and descent. Just something to think about. Glad you're bird is mostly ok!
     
  3. cbgeorge

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    It got its feathers ruffed up!
     
  4. SamBischoff

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    I've never used them because it seems they would put it off balance?


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  5. flpholt

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    prop guards are like giant wind sail will make bird due crazy things in flight plus learn how to hand catch
     
  6. alokbhargava

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    I had used prop guards only once but now using their quick snap arrangement as guard against STRESS CRACKS :) So far no issues.
     
  7. Numone

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    Interesting, it never occurred to me that could happen, but it makes complete sense....