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"Quick" release for prop guards

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mroberts, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. mroberts

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    So the prop guards seem like a great idea, but they're a PITA to install and remove if you want to store the Phantom in a reasonably sized case.

    Has anyone found a solution?

    I was thinking replacing the standard bolt with a standoff (like the one pictured) would let you attach and detach them in a single step without having to switch bolts.

    The only concern is the base profile of the standoff may not match the countersinking. Any thoughts?
     

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    Here's my current alternative storage solution :)
     

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    Nice solution. I invested all that money in a nice Phantom case, and have the prop guards sitting here in their box because its either use them or use the case - can't do both without it being a big PITA. I've yet to even put them on.
     
  5. mroberts

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    One option is to leave the short screws out when you take off the gaurds, that way you're just putting the new screws in so it should be a lot faster. HOWEVER, if I were doing that, I'd be running a loop of masking tape over the top of the prop so I didn't forget that I'd taken the screws out.
     
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    I know this is a old post. But did you ever use the standoffs ? Do you have a link?
     
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    I thought of using these
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/36x-SJ356..._Material_Nails_Fixing_MJ&hash=item1c3d6f7164

    However the C/F prop guards I ordered never arrived (lost at Heathrow customs) so I never got a chance to find out. Plus of course I'd already returned my P2V and still haven't received my P2 to replace it, so I didn't even have a Phantom to fix them too :cry:

    Anyway, I digress. Any thoughts on fixing prop guards on with these very strong pads (which I do have!) ?
     
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    Hmmm...even if they hold the guards on well (which I'm sure they would), I'd suspect the guards would still have a tiny bit of wiggle room which could be enough to allow some nasty vibrations. Just a guess.
     
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    I hadn't considered that. Hmmm, indeed :?
     
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    I really like the guards , but I also like the case. I don't want be loading screws all the time.
    Also I can find the short screws from dji , but I can't find their replacement longer screws for sale.
    They look like a special shoulder screw ?
     
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    To much of a pita taking on and off , just leaving them off.
     
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    No way to engineer them to clip on? They are useful but add too much when you want to try to fit your bird in a backpack or case. Would be nice and I'm surprised they haven't been made yet.
     
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    I'm thinking about cutting them, so they slide on and tighten down. Anyone tried that?

    The idea would be so that instead of a hole and a screw, you have a channel to slide it one without taking the screw out. Then you tighten the screw.

    Think this would work, or is it a bad idea?
     
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    but when you fly without you have only 2 screws per motor that are tightened, maybe it's safe maybe not, and also with alla the vibration is possible you loose the non tightened screws... it's a good idea but you need to find something to put there to tighten the screws when not using the guards
     
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    I tried this setup and for me they weren't secure enough. If I hit them they would definitely move up and the prop.
    I did exactly the same way and used the same stuff.
     
  18. Peter Evans

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    Did you cut off the screw projections in the prop-guard mountings? I tested mine by banging the Phantom into a wall and they were very secure. They don't touch the props at all
     
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    Yep just like you did
     
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    Where did the assembly break?