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Self tighting blade fell on in preflight

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by RogerClark, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. RogerClark

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    Hi,

    Just thought I'd share something that happened to me.

    I do preflight power checks and was basically pushing the elevator / aileron stick to all four corners, several times quickly, while on about 50% power and one of the blades came undone.

    I guess the motor much have slowed quicker than the blade.

    I follow the instructions in the un-boxing video, which just seemed to spin the props down onto the motors, but this doesn't really look like its adequate all the time.

    I've recently had the props off to do the firmware update and have been doing a few other things, but as far as I was aware the props were on "finger tight"

    But I guess in future I better make sure they are really secure.???
     
  2. Ozzyguy

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    Yeah I still nip them up tight woth the propellor spanner
     
  3. RogerClark

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    Seems like a good idea. I'll tighten mine, lightly with a spanner in future
     
  4. ianwood

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    I have to admit, I've never tightened them even by hand. I just spin them on. I would have thought the weight of lifting the P2 would be sufficient to keep them firmly wound on the motor threads.
     
  5. Pmcdn

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    That's how I've been doing it.