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Upgrading parta for Phantom2

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Ti@goo, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Ti@goo

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    Hi guys,

    I would like to know from your experience wich are the upgrades that we can do on the phantom to increase Its security while flying, diminishing the probability of crashing? Other motors? Increase redundancy? Change electronics? Or djust buy Another copter? :)
     
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    Perform regular checks and preventative maintenance on the parts you already have. Check motors for any play in the shafts (early warning bearings are going); open it up regularly and check security of connections (plugged and soldered); examine props closely for signs of cracking; regularly check and clean battery/data pins and corresponding pads/sockets (proprietary electrical contact cleaner is fine). That sort of thing.

    We're talking electronic components and a high-vibration environment, not the best combination for a "no failures" situation! However, most crashes are still pilot error or environmental, so if you gain and maintain good flight skills and don't make bad location and weather choices you're going to eliminate a lot of causes of crashes there...
     
  3. Ti@goo

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    Good advices!!
    How much is the average life expectancy for these motors!
     
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    I'm not sure there's any meaningful measure of that, really. For someone who flies twice a day the bearings are going to wear way quicker than someone who flies once a week. The bearings are the only bits that can wear, though, and they are replaceable. As long as you don't damage the windings the actual motor itself should last more or less forever!