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ewanm
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Had a bit of a scare last week, the blades cut my fingers. Just to clarrify the drone was switched off, I wanted to change the filter on the camera and picked the drone up, turned it upside down and then I think the breeze/wind spun the propellers, two cuts on one finger and a smaller cut on the other. Luckily not to deep and most annoying was the filter got blood all over it. Was surprised at how fast it was spinning after I took my hand out of the way.

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A CW
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Same thing happened to me whilst doing a compass calibration the other week - sliced one of my fingers and drew blood - luckily not over the gimbal in my case. The 8331 props free spin really fast in the wind! I'm guessing you were using the MPP?
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MiniPalourde
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And these kinds of threads is why I never hand catch in high winds.
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ALABAMA
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Those must have been some pretty strong winds.  Never heard of that happening.
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Mavic Ace
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Don’t over sharpen your blades. It’s dangerous.
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ALABAMA Posted at 2018-3-8 12:18
Those must have been some pretty strong winds.  Never heard of that happening.

Very strong - placing the drone on it's side the blades caught the wind and span so fast that I thought I accidentally started the motors. It's happened just twice but the last time it drew blood!
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A CW Posted at 2018-3-8 12:26
Very strong - placing the drone on it's side the blades caught the wind and span so fast that I thought I accidentally started the motors. It's happened just twice but the last time it drew blood!

Ye, same here. I thought I didn't switch it off. And by no means was it a strong wind. I flew with no warnings into the wind afterward. I've had it complain about strong winds before but not on this occasion.
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Mavic Ace Posted at 2018-3-8 12:21
Don’t over sharpen your blades. It’s dangerous.

I am going to patent Drone Wars, it is like Robot Wars with sharpened blades....
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Montfrooij
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Thanks for the warning!
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ewanm Posted at 2018-3-8 12:30
Ye, same here. I thought I didn't switch it off. And by no means was it a strong wind. I flew with no warnings into the wind afterward. I've had it complain about strong winds before but not on this occasion.

Yep, the 8331 props are very agile. Learnt that the hard way!
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that's amazing...... would never have thought the wind would get the props spinning so fast.....?????
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Sorry for the accident. Please be more careful if the drone has props. I would recommend you do not mount them when your mavic is indoor.
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