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Whistling p3s

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by ldguarantee, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. ldguarantee

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    So I've had my drone for 3 weeks now and haven't had many opportunities to fly.
    In the 3-4 times I did fly, I noticed an intermittent whistling sound coming from the aircraft while it is hovering near me.
    Not a new sound. Have always heard this.
    Is this normal??


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  2. bunkphenomenon

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    Mine does that too. But not intermittent, I hear it all the time when the Phantom is within hearing distance.
     
  3. ldguarantee

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    Yep, that's pretty much the way mine is behaving.


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  4. Dirty Bird

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    I have two Standards and both of them are whiney sounding. They sound completely different from my Pro, Advanced, & Vision+.

     
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    What do you suppose the difference is? Better motors on the Pro. adv. V2? Different airframe?
     
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    I don't know if this topic has been discussed before, but I must say I'm also interested in whether there is a way to negate this high pitch noise. Different props? I do not notice this noise when the props are off and the motors are powered up. However, as I'm no engineer, I have no idea if the phantom's shape or design have anything to do with it - or if its a matter of the props' shape or they're physical composition. Has anyone here figured out a way to dampen this noise, or should we just accept it as "normal".
     
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    I don't know if its motors or props or airframe, what I do know is all the phantom models have the same, so it's not a standard thing. I haven't noticed what youre talking about. I have had mine sitting on the living room floor with and without props, turned on and running due to a software problem I was having, and never heard any high pitched whinning. It may just be that we've read posts on here about everything under the sun, 99% of it the phantoms fault apparently:rolleyes:, and we just look for something to be wrong with our bird.
     
  8. Melvin5520

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    ... we both said the same thing. Anyway, if what you're saying is that the noise is a normal byproduct of the physical dynamics in play when operating something that flies with four propellers (or even one for that matter) I would have to assume you're probably right (what do I know, lol). I'm just wondering if there's any way to make it more quiet - not that I have any reason to complain or am looking to (operating something that basically flies itself, while filming in HD, for $500.00, is pretty amazing if you ask me).
     
  9. buford

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    I guess you could put some of those fuzzy wind screens on it like on microphones, but they probably couldn't take the spinning and fly of.....LOL
     
  10. N017RW

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    My P2 whistles ( or similar) and has for almost two years with no problems.

    Generally speaking most of the noise is created by the props at the tips.
     
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  11. buford

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    Sounds rational to me. It seemed like some were trying to blame it on the standard, but I knew that couldn't be the case.
     
  12. ldguarantee

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    Not complaining. The sound doesn't bother me. Just wanted to make sure it's normal.


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