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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by MobiosOne, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. MobiosOne

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    Is there any way to raise the props so they don't get in the field of view of the camera when flying fast?
    Would be possible to create and threaded extension that screws on the engine and then screw the propeller on it to raise it (engine>extension>propeller)? Did anyone try something similar? does it exist?
     
  2. WetDog

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    No. But you can limit the upward travel of the gimbal (look up gimbal pitch limit). You can also minimize the problem by slowing down and avoiding flying into stiff headwinds.

    You could also buy a P4 (which has the motors mounted higher as you describe).
     
  3. Banderboy

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    I thought of the threaded extension too. It would be interesting to see if they would work. Probably only need about 1 inch.
     
  4. Sinisalo

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    If you use ND filters, they will make the props not visible. They kinda get blurred out but it only works well if the props poke into the video for a moment, if you have the props in the video the whole time you will be able to tell.
     
  5. Sinisalo

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    This sounds like a bad idea, if the threads are not locked on the extension piece the props and extension will fly off. Also you are adding additional mass to the props and even though you are adding it in the center it can cause lots of vibrations if it is even a tiny bit off.
     
  6. Mark The Droner

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    Sounds complicated. Think about the torque on those screws and the plastic that they're mounted to - particularly when flying in Sports mode.

    Not likely somebody has tried it since the P4 isn't available quite yet.
     
  7. DroneDestination

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    He meant for the extensions to be used on the P3 not 4. The 4 doesn't have screw-on props.

    I don't think the extension is a good idea - a shaft under the prop would be subject to extreme stress, and there is no guarantee it wouldn't fly off.
     
  8. alokbhargava

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    Idea is interesting as it lowers the CG with respect to props plane, that will add stability to flying though will affect racing. I m not sure how this can be realized.

    I love new ideas!
     
  9. MobiosOne

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    who said anything about plastic? Machined aluminum would be the way to go, and yeah on P3 not P4
     
  10. MobiosOne

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    the threaded extension will have the same thread as the propellers (in the opposite direction of the engine rotation) therefore, unless you don;t screw them properly there is no way for them to get loose