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Ruined motors- Don't make this mistake!

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by cruz_ctrl, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. cruz_ctrl

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    I was kicking myself for being an idiot but I now know that many people have made this same mistake.
    When I installed prop guards I used the longer screws that came with the guards to attach them to the copter.
    The other day I decided to fly without the prop guards and after removing them I reinserted the longer screws.
    Big mistake! The longer screws went up into the motors and ruined the windings. I have now ordered new motors (say goodbye to $100).
    Hopefully I will be airborn again in ten days or so.

    Note: If you remove the prop guards, use the original short screws that came with the phantom to secure the motors.

    Hopefully, this will help someone avoid a costly mistake.
     
  2. SeeUAV

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    Hopefully getting these soon - might help out those who don't want to be using the prop guards all the time.
    viewtopic.php?f=27&t=21089
     
  3. andersonpaac

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    That's an expensive mistake. Noted OP
     
  4. happydays

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    It's a well documented issue, but not if you're new and haven't read that much.
     
  5. vortigern

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    Big big tip leave the prop guards on so much safer.
     
  6. happydays

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    Hmm. Lots of debate on here. Many believe they contribute to Vortex Ring State.