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stress cracks on new PSA new motors

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Pluto88888, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Pluto88888

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    Stress cracks on new P3A motors purchased two days ago flew it less than 10 minutes today I noticed a stress crack here.
    Amazon uk sending me a replacement this Monday any idea how to prevent this from happening again.
     

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    Take that photo again.
     
  5. Pluto88888

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    No cracks on the screws just on the top.
     
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    Isn't this different than what has been reported with others?
     
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    That's a terrible picture...
     
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    This is a location I haven't seen yet.
     
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    It's a good picture of the wood grain in the table though.....
     
  10. Pluto88888

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    Guys sorry about the picture here is a updated one
     

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    Wow, that's the new motor, hence it's a new shell I would think. Cracks on top had not been seen before, they've always been on the bottom, near the motor screws.

    I think DJIs plastic vendors don't know what they're doing. It appears the molding process is making brittle shells, either the plastic is cooling too quick or they are using a bad plastic mix. Possibly recycled plastic, hah!

    Pluto, what temperature were you flying in?
     
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    Hmmm that doesn't look to be a stress crack, if I'm not mistaken. I would think that most stress is on the lower part of the shell as the motor mounts on the lower part. The top part of the shell is not even touched by the motors.
    In fact I would think the top part of the shell to be more stronger due to its mating with the lower part.
     
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    It does not look like a stress crack from motor torque. It's right over the screw that holds the shells together and I would guess that the screw has been over tightened and damaged the upper shell. There's no stop on those screws.
     
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    Buy a yuneec typhoon ! It's what I'm doing done with DJI !
     
  15. III% Streve

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    LOLOL... Needed a good laugh. Thank you!
     
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  16. zx10guy1

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    Problem is when the DJI is gone for months getting repaired the yuneec will be in the air ! Lol
     
  17. zx10guy1

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    My reason for leaving DJI too arrogant people seem to own them and troll the forums!
     
  18. III% Streve

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    How long was your gone? What did they do when you sent it in for a crack repair? How much did it cost you? The Yuneec is a POS!! Its an over priced TOY. None used by anyone for professional purposes. DJIs are used world wide for everything.

    And for the record.. those are rhetorical questions. Im betting your answer is that you have no experience. Just talk.

    Just for the record... this is a DJI forum! The troll here is you
     
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    Why can't a company as big and smart as DJI not design and manufacture a shell that doesn't have cracking problems.

    This has gone on way too long!
     
  20. III% Streve

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    There is NO company that doesnt have some production problems. NONE

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