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Large crack in propeller after sport mode flight
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NdFeB
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After flying in sport mode in large open area without any obstacles, I have discovered a large crack in one of the props. This could easly cause AC to drop out of the sky "with no reason". I did not hit any bird or anything else (maybe few bugs )
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Surface2Air
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I'm no expert, but I don't think a crack like that would manifest itself during a regular flight (even sport) - either way good that you spotted it and replaced it before it gets worse.
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jyc
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Wow beautiful photos!
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Sparky_17
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You could have nicked the prop and the stress on the Blake may have caused the crack,  it does happen, nothing to worry about
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Martin Lines
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Was Spark happy with the sudden change in height as you crossed the cliff edge?
(and having seen the large crack in the wider shot of where you were standing I am not sure I would have stood there given the record of UK cliffs this year!)
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fans34089405
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According to YouTube videos, it will not fall from the sky with such kind of damage. It will start rotating and will land. I think most "fall from the sky" cases happened due to power/battery failure.
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Girlfriend: He slipped and fell of the cliffs while flying the drone
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NdFeB
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Martin Lines Posted at 2017-9-3 06:02
Was Spark happy with the sudden change in height as you crossed the cliff edge?
(and having seen the large crack in the wider shot of where you were standing I am not sure I would have stood there given the record of UK cliffs this year!)

no problem whatsoever, easy to say as you cannot see the crack while standing there (or anywhere around there) only when you see movies and photos at home (too much sun glare on screen of my phone while flying) imagine my surprise
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NdFeB
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fans34089405 Posted at 2017-9-3 07:55
According to YouTube videos, it will not fall from the sky with such kind of damage. It will start rotating and will land. I think most "fall from the sky" cases happened due to power/battery failure.

good to know, thanks
2017-9-3
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Pirikitto
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accidentally take off with the closed propellers? it can also be that
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NdFeB
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Pirikitto Posted at 2017-9-3 13:02
accidentally take off with the closed propellers? it can also be that

this could be the case, hope it will never happen again
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Gr3g
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Very nice shots!
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DJI Elektra
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Eastbourne UK is really attractive. And I would recommend you change the propeller for a safe flight.
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I would replace the propellers, I won't take a risk since the propellers are much cheaper than my baby Spark. BTW, nice shots, enjoyed!
2017-9-4
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Tharg (from the
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Nice pictures........ but also illegal.
Sussex Coast National Trust UAV Bylaws
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Tharg (from the Posted at 2017-9-4 01:16
Nice pictures........ but also illegal.
Sussex Coast National Trust UAV Bylaws

It is not a NFZ, there was quite few drones in there, how should we know this than? No information around there. A lot of places is NFZ in UK but this particular one is not
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Tharg (from the Posted at 2017-9-4 01:16
Nice pictures........ but also illegal.
Sussex Coast National Trust UAV Bylaws

I'm very angry after reading this, I wouldn't buy drone if I knew that they are banned everywhere. Even on the huge open space like this one. No wonder why DJI don't care about European customers. They know how limited flaying is. I do have insurance and never fly over people but according to this article I cannot fly there anyway. Brilliant just brilliant. Thanks for finding this article, I guess I will be breaking the law sometimes as if the area is not mark as a NFZ I fly there without deep research.
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Tharg (from the
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NFZ' and apps like B4ufly and all that other rubbish are totally meaningless.
The ONLY factual and accurate way to know whether you are able to fly in a particular area is to learn to read a sectional air chart with the correct overlays/plates and to check current NOTAMS for any restrictions.
You should also check for any bylaws which may exist in your intended area of operation.
Mickey Mouse No Fly Zones are inaccurate and drawn in the wrong shape half the time.
DJI took it upon themselves to implement them and individuals seem now to rely on a 'It isn't a No-Fly zone so I'm ok attitude.'
I'm afraid aviation laws are a little more complex than that.
The National Trust have a family unique protection afforded to them from the Crown (gifted land) and they are empowered to prohibit model aircraft (inc UAV's) flight over their land.

I have done some work with them and also National Heritage but there are many hoops to jump through along with them usually wanting an uplift in insurance cover. A member of the trust staff must always accompany you at all times. As a hobbyist I'm afraid you are extremely unlikely to be granted permission.
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jyc Posted at 2017-9-3 03:39
Wow beautiful photos!

I don't see pictures, other than the props?
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