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Strange crash

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by nitro23, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. nitro23

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    Hello fellow phantom flyers..
    Bit of a newbie so bear with me.. I had a crash happen to me yesterday, i had on carbon fiber props for the first time (one of the blades was missing about 1-3 millimeters) , it has performed flawlessly on the regular props so far, but havent been able to try again due to pouring rain)
    Here you can see it.. it appears to happen when i turn right, (and i recreate it again in the grass again). Do you recognize the sound coming from the engines?
    http://youtu.be/VmaGQ-jKnRE

    I should say that it's completely unmodified, except for the props, but they are off now..
     
  2. Monte55

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    I never understood the idea of taking a machine that is designed to fly by engineers and start changing it....by a newby
     
  3. Monte55

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    When you guys crash and burn, I have no sympathy for you. You have no idea what you're doing and start changing stuff. Why?
     
  4. Clipper707

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    Monte55, I have sympathy for Nitro23. Your negativity is a reflection of you, not him.

    Quadrotors are complex machines. Phantoms are mass-produced and the most common configurations marketed clearly do not fit the needs of every individual. That's why there's a huge aftermarket for upgrades, many of which are also designed by engineers to fly.

    There's a bewildering array of upgrades, so before making assumptions and making derogatory comments, why not try to be constructive? Isn't that one of the reasons for a users' forum?

    Welcome to the forum, Nitro. I'm a bit of newb myself so not sure if I can offer any specific guidance, but perhaps some information may generate advice from more constructive members.

    It's helpful to include your model version (ie version 1.1.1) and what your aim was when switching to carbon fiber props. It would probably be helpful to identify the exact props, too. Other users may have had a similar experience with the same products.

    Happy flying!
     
  5. EMCSQUAR

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    Nitro - at this point do an advanced IMU calibration, then do a compass calibration. And until you're more experienced, keep the stock props on it. Carbon props are real aggressive and create VRS (Vortex Ring State) or more common prop wash. That's probably why you crashed. It's also a good idea to never fly with chipped, cracked or questionable props. Most of us go as far as to balance our props to get a smooth controlable flight, you're just asking for a crash with shaky props. My advice, read the manuals, watch alot of videos and take it one step at a time.
     
  6. Monte55

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    I have a Phantom 1 and have no problems. The aftermarket stuff is mainly to get your money. I see so many change things and have problems and many experienced have said the stock props are just fine. If you want a better quad, then buy one. You can't make a Vette out of a Ford Escort.
     
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    I know exactly what you are talking about. I did the same thing you did as far as buying carbon props, balanced them, and then took it up up and away. Unfortunately it "danced" like yours did in the YouTube Video and crashed from much higher, down a tree. A shell replacement, scratched lens on GoPro, and broken ESC later ($100 in parts for Phantom 2) I was left for a week without my toy :cry: . I will not be using any aftermarket motors or propellers as the ones from DJI work fine. During the time it was in the air, I noticed I could not control it to come forward as it just fell trying to keep itself up. Did you notice lack of control right before it fell?
     
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    So, after the crash have you tried putting the stock props back on to see if the issue happens again? good luck
     
  9. nitro23

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    Hi guys.. thanks for the replies.. (to most of you at least ;) haha )
    To be honest im not entirely sure what version it is.. i got it second hand.. im gonna have to look into it
    It behaved pretty much the same as with the stock props to begin with, I didn't fly it very aggressively to begin with.. and the crash happened about 1 minute into flight..
    I did take of the props and tried flying again in quite windy conditions and it had no problems, must have been the chipped prop.. so i wont be using them again. :) Was just worried that one of the motors might have been damaged..
    And how lucky was i that it dropped on that small patch of grass haha...