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When to replace props / motor cap?

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by thetvirus, May 13, 2014.

  1. thetvirus

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    Got the phantom about a month ago, and unfortunately have only been able to take it out about once a week. Anyways, no major crashes, but most times when bringing it down I take it to the ground stable, and then it flips on its side, etc. Tonight it came down close to the case I keep it in and when trying to shut it off it jumped at the case and one of the blades got a bit beat up. nothing major, a couple small nicks in the edge.

    Anyways, two questions.

    1) I have replacement props, but is it bad for me to just keep these ones on until I have a better hang of it? I'd prefer not to go through a set every time it gets a little ding?

    2) On two of the motor caps, the very top seems to have come off and fallen into the cap.....again, is this something I need to replace or is that not going to have any real effect? (I have attached a picture of this in case it's confusing.

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  2. Ozzyguy

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    It really is something you have to play by ear. Small nicks no problem. Cracks however are a different story. I would replace the motor nuts with some Nylock nuts. Cheaper and more secure.