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Prop longevity

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by SinMaster21, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. SinMaster21

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    As I'm approaching 50 flights on my bird. I began to wonder about routine maintenance. After a complete visual inspection I began to fixed my attention on the props. Showing no signs of damage or stress, I couldn't help but to wonder. Do they have a suggested life span? Should they be replace at regular intervals? I call upon the experts to weight in and help out a not yet seasoned phantom flyer.

    Oh yeah, any other maintenance tips, or anything specific to look out for would be greatly appreciated!


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  2. tcope

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    No need to replace unless damaged.
     
  3. johngussman

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    well I have over 400 flights with my original props over a years time and so far so good.
     
  4. Meta4

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    If they are only hitting air and you don't damage the threads by overtightening, the props last a long time.
     
  5. alokbhargava

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    As Meta4 said unless you notice damage on threads or chipping / cracks on edges, you need not change props. You may need just a wipe with lightly moist cloth to get any dirt out. I notice red black marks sometimes and clean them.

    Props are not expensive and play very important role in flying, you can always buy new set to have peace of mind.
     
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  6. captainmilehigh

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    I agree. Just keep the bug guts off and they'll be fine.


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