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Stress Cracks efficient solution to prevent damage

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by elie kattar, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. elie kattar

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    hey guys thought i'd share what i did for my P3P to avoid Future stress cracks..
    already have flown around 25 flights, checked for stress cracks nothing so far,
    what i did first is:
    • Removed all screws from all 4 arms in parallel way, then tightened them gently not forcing them on the chassis.
    • Used gorilla tape on all 4 arms on the 2 screws behind the motor set to add more resistance to stress.
    • Balanced my props
    so after i'm done, flown it some time & all went well so far, hope this help u guys prevent such an issue, the drone is acting normally and the tape just looks bit ugly but for the sake of protection i did it.
    NB: i don't recommend the Glue on such a frame it will cause some damage with time for the plastique and actually make it worst.
    Thanks :)

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  2. jcknows0

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    Good idea thanks
     
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  3. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    Gorilla tape in UK = good ole Gaffer tape! A DIY'ers friend.
     
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  4. Claydoc911

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    White colour tape may look better?
     
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  5. elie kattar

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    they might look better, but under sun heat and long flights they tend to loosen up or curve a bit, had that in mind and u don't want that tape to get in your props way while in flight this will cause direct crash if not so maybe something not that better.
     
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    I did re-torque all of the arm and motor screws (those suckers were tight!) but that's it, 50 flights and no sign of problems.
     
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    Has anyone removed a motor to see if there is any vibration dampener under the motor?
     
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    Yes and no there isnt
     
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  10. elie kattar

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    I did all four! I couldn't find any more zip ties so I ran to the store and picked up more.