Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Props Too Close To Prop Guards?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Flipsonic, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. Flipsonic

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    75
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Just installed prop guards and it looks too close due to the angle of the props on one end of the guards. Haven't fired it up yet. I'm sure it will be fine while on the ground. Anything to worry about once it is airborne? Is this the same for everyone who has prop guards?[​IMG]



    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  2. flybyfoto

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have used DJI as well as aftermarket prop gaurds, and have found that aftermarket props don't fit nearly as well.
     
  3. rustymich

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    Remove them there wind traps!!!!!!!!
     
    m0j0 likes this.
  4. Multicoptertec

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,097
    Likes Received:
    313
    Location:
    Apollo Beach, Florida
    Prove it. I have flown with prop guards in 25 mph winds just to test them, and the bird behaved no differently than without them. I also flew very aggressively in the same windy conditions, again, no issues. If you are going to throw out a blanket statement, "They are wind traps", back it up with some actual test data. Do you even have prop guards, or did you you just read about how they are so bad?
     
    MasterBlaster likes this.
  5. Multicoptertec

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,097
    Likes Received:
    313
    Location:
    Apollo Beach, Florida
    This clearance is normal.
     
  6. Flipsonic

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    75
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Just flew it and no issues. It's a little windy in my back yard and I did see it move with the wind. Would've probably been the same reaction without the prop guards on. I wouldn't go far to say they are wind traps. I will still keep them, as I got the quick realease version.


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  7. rustymich

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    Get a life!!!And that's being nice
     
  8. m0j0

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2015
    Messages:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    530
    Take off the sails, clearance problem gone.


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  9. teccer

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2015
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    SW UK
    I use clip -on guards, and have done for 2 years with no problems, also tried without and found no difference so I keep them on and feel a lot safer hand catching as well, my first set I felt was a bit close and on one flight I did hear the prop clip the guard, solved it by using the wife's hair drier on the guards and gently warmed them up and bent them down to give a lot more clearance, easy to do
     
  10. Flipsonic

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    75
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Just did the hair drier fix as well and better clearance now.
     
  11. teccer

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2015
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    SW UK
    glad to help
     
  12. Reginald Thomas

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2015
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Baltimore
    I've flown with snap on prop guards as well as non snap on prop guards and never had prop clearance issues. I've skimmed a few tree tops and branches and the bird bounced off and kept flying. Don't leave home without em.


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  13. teccer

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2015
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    SW UK
    and as for the guards showing in the video at full speed forwards all I do is to drop the camera down to show less sky, works every time, never see the guards in view