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vincetcn
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Inspire 1 Prop Guards from SmartPowerCharge. Anyone tried it?

2015-4-25
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thumpinhard
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nope. got a link?
2015-4-25
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Here's the link

http://www.smartpowercharge.com/products.php?cat=1
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Bob Marley
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vincetcn Posted at 2015-4-26 05:41
Here's the link

http://www.smartpowercharge.com/products.php?cat=1

No video of them in action? , (is this the 70's) - lol

I wanna see some wall bumping -
Bob
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Bob Marley Posted at 2015-4-26 05:48
No video of them in action? , (is this the 70's) - lol

I wanna see some wall bumping -

Hi Bob, I found this video showing inspire 1 with prop guards in action. I wonder why the bird keeps dropping altitude during transformation....

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vincetcn Posted at 2015-4-26 06:07
Hi Bob, I found this video showing inspire 1 with prop guards in action. I wonder why the bird keep ...

Damn that was annoying -
Thanks Vince -

I could use a set of those for sure.


Bob -
2015-4-25
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DJK
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A little expensive, even for the inspire, but not showing in stock.
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vincetcn Posted at 2015-4-26 06:07
Hi Bob, I found this video showing inspire 1 with prop guards in action. I wonder why the bird keep ...

Bird is droping altitude because i wanted to do it not mulfunction
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lethbrp
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Hi Joe,

looks like your tests are going well.Well done.

Peter
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gboivin
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What is the total weight of the props?
2015-4-26
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jorukavi1
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My props 44 grams per a prop.  
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mountmotor
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I don't think prop guards should be more that 10 dollars per each of them,
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mountmotor Posted at 2015-4-27 01:47
I don't think prop guards should be more that 10 dollars per each of them,

When you make them and sell them for that let me know. I will buy some from you.
2015-4-26
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Boogieman
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Diff interested for close up flying.
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jorukavi1 Posted at 2015-4-26 15:24
Bird is droping altitude because i wanted to do it  not mulfunction

let us know you are doing with your prop guards, yours look much more sturdy!
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mountmotor Posted at 2015-4-27 01:47
I don't think prop guards should be more that 10 dollars per each of them,

Everyone has a price point they are willing to buy them for- if you think more than $10 each is to much then don't buy them. My price point is much higher.

You need to decide at the end of the day using some Threat and Error Management (TEM) were threats (your future), like the possibility of bumping a wall doing a shoot inside a building do not become errors (your past), like bumping a wall without prop guards and breaking your Inspire and having it sent off for a 2 month repair job that cost $400 plus shipping.
Or you can use Risk vs Reward method to determine if you want to buy them-
Risk  -  Hitting something with your prop and causing damage to person, property or machine.
Reward - (For no prop guards if you hit something) Possible personal injury, property damage, legal action and/or a broken Inspire.

Prop guards are not a replacement for sensible fling but a safe guard that may help prevent bad things happening.

I would not use them all the time but there are certain shoots that they could reduce the threats and risks.

Cheers




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mountmotor
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kirk.pleasant Posted at 2015-4-27 09:18
Everyone has a price point they are willing to buy them for- if you think more than $10 each is to  ...

ok $15 each ;)
2015-4-26
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alexmarnas
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Wait 6 months, you will have them from a chinese after market company for 15USD the full set.
Making then cost nothing, but the R&D has no price, when you buy something brand new, you have to consider that you pay for it.
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As I found out ... filming in Dubrovnik with two damaged birds... and stress will I finish project and all because I didn't have prop guards.
Having prop guards is essentially if you fly near objects.

No price can pay for my loose of time developing prop guards.  Ruff estimation for engineer and technicians and 3d printing of prototypes is around 10.000$I will sell maybe 10. So one set for1000$.

On the other hand real price for 4 piece of plastics and screws is around 20$
So we decided to help those 10 people who are is same problems as we and give them instructions how to make their own copy of prop guards.





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Bob Marley
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jorukavi1 Posted at 2015-4-27 15:21
As I found out ... filming in Dubrovnik with two damaged birds... and stress will I finish project a ...

Some of my shoots involve getting close objects at height.
I could really use a set of them if you wouldn't mind helping a brother out -


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Bob Marley Posted at 2015-5-1 07:17
Some of my shoots involve getting close objects at height.
I could really use a set of them if you ...

Bob we can help and send you stl for guards. And instructions.
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jorukavi1 Posted at 2015-5-1 15:48
Bob we can help and send you stl for guards. And instructions.

Thanks Jorukavi1, how can I contact you privately?


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Vectrino.Hr(at)Gmail.Com
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KnightOwl
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One suggestion I'd like to offer is could you include a Quick Disconnect mechanism similar to the new prop guards available for the P2 / P3?
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jorukavi1 Posted at 2015-4-27 15:21
As I found out ... filming in Dubrovnik with two damaged birds... and stress will I finish project a ...

Hi im from Chile and in my country the occupying authorities require flying propeller guards . can you give me your information by mail helices protectors if you sell to see if it is possible to import in quantity or have the design like them ? My mail is asunico@icloud.com
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jorukavi1
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Asunico. I have send you an e-mail
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DJK
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jorukavi1 Posted at 2015-5-26 08:20
Asunico. I have send you an e-mail

did you finish designing the quick release version of the guards
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jorukavi1
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DJK yes we did. Now in testing is it strong enough.
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jorukavi1 Posted at 2015-6-9 17:14
DJK yes we did. Now in testing is it strong enough.

please keep me posted on your progress
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jorukavi1 Posted at 2015-6-9 17:14
DJK yes we did. Now in testing is it strong enough.

Would love to see the final result!
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Harryscopic
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The SmartPowerCharge prop guards don't ship to Europe?
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Flying Poptart
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Ebay is flooded with inspire prop guards....all under 20.00
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I have a set of these, I seldom use them but they are very high quality.
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Flying Poptart Posted at 2016-4-14 12:23
Ebay is flooded with inspire prop guards....all under 20.00

Yes, and there junk.
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zane_isaac
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As a general rule of thumb I do not recommend prop guards for many reasons.
1. They will change the flight characteristics of the drone sometimes in a manner that will cause a crash.  They will also make it more susceptible to wind.
2. They give newbs a sense of security that doesn't actually exist, if the unthinkable does happen you will notice that the prop guards saved neither your bird nor your props nor the object you run into.
    On impact they will generally flex upward right into the prop they are designed to protect destroying it and causing instant and catastrophic failure.
   If you need prop guards your flying to close,  aside from certain special situations like say building inspection where the guards will not be expected to protect soft fleshy targets.
3. If in a crash you have extended the point of impact another say 7 inches from the center of mass causing a greater force to the frame almost guaranteeing serious damage to the bird.
     Think basic physics and simple mechanics.  More leverage more force, does it hurt more if you get hit with a long stick or a short stick
These are but a few things to consider
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zane_isaac@yaho Posted at 2016-4-15 01:10
As a general rule of thumb I do not recommend prop guards for many reasons.
1. They will change the  ...

You're talking about using guards all the time, and of course all those problems would come up. But in certain circumstances prop guards are a safety necessity. I just want to have some for those few cases.

The SmartPowerCharge ones are stupidly expensive, don't come in black and don't ship to Europe. Too bad, because the others seem worse.
2016-4-15
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mikegrook
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I have not used the ones pictured but I have included a link to what I have used. Other than color they look the same. I don't use them in open areas but tighter spaces and low to ground I pop them on.http://www.ebay.com/itm/32204040 ... =STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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