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Stupid rookie mistake :-(

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Sideswipe, May 18, 2016.

  1. Sideswipe

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    Ok so after almost 2 weeks decided to remove the prop guards.

    Yes it's about screws.

    I had the original screws in a little jar in my phantom 3 tool kit but the first screw I replaced I accidentally used one of the longer spare screws from the prop guard kit (Dji set) so my question is I immediately removed it replaced all the shorter ones and fired it up with the props off in the house. It worked fine then I took it for a short hop and no issues so Is there anyway to know if I damaged the motor yet? Or is it automatically damaged by using the one long screw?
     
  2. msinger

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    When a motor is damaged, it normally spins slower than the others -- or does not spin at all.
     
  3. Sideswipe

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    That's good to know. I didn't notice it going any slower but I'm gonna have to keep an eye on it. Thank you so much for the quick response. I am still terrified :-(
     
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    Remove the screw where you used the longer one and look at the coil to see if it is damaged.
     
  5. Sideswipe

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    I am using a flashlight to look down the holes but I can't really see anything out of place.
     
  6. N017RW

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    Your looking for some 'disturbance' to the nicely coiled wire(s) when compared to a known undisturbed one.
    If your not having any flight probs your likely OK.
     
  7. Sideswipe

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    Yeah I'm fricking paranoid as heck but it seems to be rotating same speed as others and flies ok.
     
  8. msinger

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    It sounds like you lucked out then.
     
  9. Sideswipe

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    I hope so. I will continue to monitor it but if I need to (looked at motor replacing videos and yeah no) have the motor replaced. Can anyone more savy than I in soldering do the job or should I send in to Dji to have it fixed if needs be since I don't want to void my warranty as its only 2 weeks old?
     
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    I did the same and realized it right away like you did. However, when I fired mine up I got the esc error. I ended up having to replace the motor :-( sound like you lucked out. I have since used some of my wife's bright red nail polish and painted the top of the screw heads on the longer screws.


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  11. MikeyOnline

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    ^ This

    Check the coils under the motors for dents/scrapes from the screws. If there's no damage to the coils, I suspect you are fine because you didn't fire up the motors with the long screws in.

    Mike