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Strange motor issue problem?) notification in flight.
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Phantom_Film
First Officer
Flight distance : 1609482 ft
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Hi,
yesterday in a small flight i saw a strange notification for the first time.
On the top left screen, i saw something about motor obsucle or something like that i cant remember the word. I landed , everything was fine.
I had seen the output propulsion etc thing before, i am ok with that.
But for this one i am worried, so i ask here if someone knows what motor notifications can come up in my screen?
I have the P3P one year, more than 200 flights everything fine. I have a worry if sometime a motor dies, or generally, if i should change motors , their life expectance etc..!!!
Here is my flight log.
http://healthydrones.com/main?share=KGzaAx

Cheers
Roi


2016-5-9
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gil
Captain
Flight distance : 1362900 ft
United States
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Whew, looking at your log there were all kinds of mode changes and messages.  Sounds like you might have gotten a  "Motor obstructed" error.  Take a can of compressed air and blow out your motors.  After 200 flights you may have picked up some sand or bug bits or some other debris that is causing the motor to sense some resistance.  

Also, depending on how aggressively you may have been flying it might be time to actually swap out the motors (they do NOT have an infinite lifespan)
2016-5-9
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Phantom_Film
First Officer
Flight distance : 1609482 ft
Greece
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Thanks Gil, that was it. The motor obstructed error.
I will do bow out them and if i see the message again i will change all four of them.
I am listening on the sound of motors usually for estimating their life.
In my old rc helis motors it was easier to check bearings and inside motor....

Roi
2016-5-9
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DJI-Paladin
DJI team
Flight distance : 2408 ft

Hong Kong
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Hello Roi, when the props hit something or there are some objects trying to stop the motors (such as rope,branch or plastic bag etc), this error will come up. But if your drone flies normally in the air and doesn't hit anything, don't worry about this. Besides, you can download the flight data (DAT files) from the drone and send them to support.eu@dji.com for a data analysis.
2016-5-9
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Phantom_Film
First Officer
Flight distance : 1609482 ft
Greece
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Great thanks Paladin, i did checked the motors, they seem to be fine, nothing strange on turning by hand, sound and on the bech check, did some flights after that everything is ok.
But i will do send the dat files just for security reasons. I use my P3P proffesionally and want to make sure is as safe as possible.
I must say with all these notifications and flight logs, DJI gives so much help to prevent unpleasant surprises.

Thank you
Roi
2016-5-11
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