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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by propwash3d, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. propwash3d

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    so everything is workig really well....filiming and taking some amazing video.....installed the prop guards, should i use the string? is it really needed im sure its for extra stability if your up high in high winds...what do you guys reccomend
     
  2. Bob_Rush

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    It's my understanding that the string is to keep you from being tangled up in things like tree branches and such. Didn't really think it had anything to do with stability. I use it and it has saved my butt more than once.
     
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    What Bob says...the string prevents things from going between the guards and getting at your props. I think it's worth using it!
     
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    Definitely worth using if you have the guards........without the string, the guards can actually work against you if you get in tree branches.
     
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    +1,.............. good point
     
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  6. propwash3d

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    makes sense fellas...yeah its now on....i actually poped open the lid to explore inside a bit...like i said befor im a heli guy and do all the building myself...so i just wanted to make sure everything was attached correctly lol it was :D
     
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    A couple of times I took off too slow and my Phantom skipped across the concrete on the guards. I know it saved me some blades in this instance. Other than that it has flown very smooth with them on.
     
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    My guards came without string..... Can someone fill me in?
     
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    I seem to remember the little spool was a bit hidden in the packaging. Is there a cardboard insert in the box? Could it be between the insert and the box?

    If indeed it is missing. It's basically 10m of kite line. Use that.
     
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    No all prop guards come with the eyelets for string.
     
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    All the original DJI prop guards come with the eyelets and a spool of string...if yours doesn't have those things, they are after market items.
     
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    Yes, after market. Can I assume that the string just makes a square connecting all four guards?

    Big Ben, Had one of those blue eyed guys that loved to stare my neighbor down.
     
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    You are correct! I did see an after market that someone used with rubber bands connected between the props.
     
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    Many thanks for all the responses.
     
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    Just wondering, What kind of pro guards can i use, if i have the carbon fiber propeller install on my Dji Phantom. Am using a 9x4.7 pro. Please help
     
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    I think you will be forced to use an after market item. You can check Amazon for the propguards for oversize propellers. Good luck!
     
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    The Phantom 2 propguards will work on the Phantom 1 for those who have 9" props: http://www.heli-world.com/detail.aspx?ID=11573
     
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