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181 5 2017-4-25 10:40:57
Rodger8
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A quick observation. I have read previous posts of unexplained crashes, the Phantom fell from the sky, the Prop fell off. I read these posts that appear from time to time and I cannot fathom how that would happen. I think that I may have found the answer to these misfortunes and I have to attribute it to Pilot error and not a DJI malfunction. There is a very simple answer, so simple I can envision what may have happened in these past occurences. Probably not all but, certainly some. While peparing my new Phantom 4 Pro for it's maiden flight when it came time to check and prep the new supplied props some of the protective clear wrapping remained in the Prop Hub. Any amount of foreign material in the Hub will prevent the Prop from fully locking to the shaft of the motor. During your pre-flight check grasp the motor skirt and turn the prop in both directions without applying any downward pressure to ensure that the prop is locked to the motor.
2017-4-25 10:40:57
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fans31f7c8b0
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Thanks for sharing this, I had this problem with only one of my prop coming off during a flight.
2017-5-10 14:50:34
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Phantomski
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Possible. Also do not use the dji carbon fiber props - even though they have composite hubs, they are way more slippery than stock plastic ones. I had a mishap, thankfully they are fixing it under warranty.
Preflight procedure is quite important to also make sure the props are double and triple checked. Never had an issue on my p3 adv, but on my p3 pro, with Cf prop, within few weeks!
As for the plastic wrapping, I assumed everyone would notice, but clearly it is something some may overlook!
2017-5-10 20:35:55
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Rodger8
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Phantomski Posted at 2017-5-10 20:35
Possible. Also do not use the dji carbon fiber props - even though they have composite hubs, they are way more slippery than stock plastic ones. I had a mishap, thankfully they are fixing it under warranty.
Preflight procedure is quite important to also make sure the props are double and triple checked. Never had an issue on my p3 adv, but on my p3 pro, with Cf prop, within few weeks!
As for the plastic wrapping, I assumed everyone would notice, but clearly it is something some may overlook!

It isn't hard to overlook a piece of the protective wrap. Clear on glossy white is very transparent.
2017-5-13 03:24:27
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Phantomski
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Rodger8 Posted at 2017-5-13 03:24
It isn't hard to overlook a piece of the protective wrap. Clear on glossy white is very transparent.

oh, no question.. i bet there are many pple who did.
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Rodger8
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Phantomski Posted at 2017-5-19 12:50
oh, no question.. i bet there are many pple who did.

It is a simple thing to overlook. Especially for someone new and can't wait to get in the air.
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