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Professional Prop Will Not Lock

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Flipsonic, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Flipsonic

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    All 3 props on my P3P lock when tightened by hand. One does not lock like the others. It gets tight as I turn it to the lock position but does not stop turning. When I try to turn it to the unlock position, it feels snug. Of course I stopped using it as I don't want to take a chance of it coming off mid flight. Looks that the threads may have been altered. My question is, could this have been the result of over tightening? I don't over tighten them on purpose and do not have any problems loosening them by hand to take them off. But maybe I don't know my own strength. Or maybe it's normal for some DJI props to experience this issue?


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  2. msinger

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    Yes. After you spin the props on and they stop spinning, you only need to turn them about 1/8 of a full turn.
     
  3. Flipsonic

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    Yes that's what I do. I make sure I don't over tighten them. I don't know maybe I ate too much spinach that day and possible I over tightened a bit. But I put equal pressure on all props and don't have problem with the others. I'm thinking it's partly a faulty DJI product. IMO


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    Props are cheap, don't chance it, get a new one on there! If the issues is with the motor shaft a new motor is only $18. Better safe then sorry IMHO.
     
  5. Flipsonic

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    I didn't chance it as I indicated in my original post. I replaced it right away and do not use the defective one anymore. Definitely no issues with the motor shaft as a replacement prop works just fine. Thanks .


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