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Why we need to Check our Propellers more often!!!
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Greg - TheHuski
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Hey guys n gals,

Just a short Video why we should all check our Drone's propellers ( Regardless of which drone you have) b4 we fly or even just a regular thing to do.    If you enjoyed the video feel free to like & Subscribe.

Cheers,  Greg.     


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A CW
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Good advice - thanks for sharing
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A CW Posted at 2-3 23:49
Good advice - thanks for sharing

Thanks for watching....   I was surprised how easy it came apart...  Thankfully it wasn't in the air..
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Greg - TheHuski Posted at 2-4 00:19
Thanks for watching....   I was surprised how easy it came apart...  Thankfully it wasn't in the air..

It is surprising how easily things can go wrong - especially props.
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A CW Posted at 2-4 00:20
It is surprising how easily things can go wrong - especially props.

Weird thing is, on the damaged prop I tried to break the other foot off, it's extremely hard to do..  So i think the foot that came apart  must have cracked or weakened from normal use.  
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Proteous
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Thanks ill go check mine
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Proteous Posted at 2-4 02:44
Thanks ill go check mine

Better to be safe than sorry..  
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Greg - TheHuski Posted at 2-4 00:35
Weird thing is, on the damaged prop I tried to break the other foot off, it's extremely hard to do..  So i think the foot that came apart  must have cracked or weakened from normal use.

Doesn't sound too good - hence always best to check the props before and after every flight
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Great advice.
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A CW Posted at 2-4 03:57
Doesn't sound too good - hence always best to check the props before and after every flight

yes good advice...
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Greg - TheHuski
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Thanks...  
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You're welcome.
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Don't forget to order some propellers.
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Haggi
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Guilty as charged, sir!
Thank you for the reminder.
My drone has 205 flights, never crashed, original props..
Go 4 app should have a popup every 100th flight: "If you have'nt replaced props yet, do it now!"

Time for replacing those blades, sure.
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Thanks for sharing!
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Hello and good day Greg . Thank you for posting this informative video regarding on why do we need to check our propellers more often. Great work and thank you for your help and support.
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No worries - safe flying
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Tentoes Posted at 2-4 06:55
Don't forget to order some propellers.

Yes I was just thinking the same...  Heading to Europe on Vacation in a couple months so will need to stock up b4 I go..  Just incase
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Haggi Posted at 2-4 07:21
Guilty as charged, sir!
Thank you for the reminder.
My drone has 205 flights, never crashed, original props..

Yeah i'd rather replace 4 props every so often than risk a propeller failure mid air.    I will check mine more often from now on.  
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jacksonnai Posted at 2-4 07:28
Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for Watching
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DJI Stephen Posted at 2-4 07:32
Hello and good day Greg . Thank you for posting this informative video regarding on why do we need to check our propellers more often. Great work and thank you for your help and support.

You're welcome.    I thought other Drone users might find it useful.   I wasn't planning on a Video.   Just happened so it served to show others to be careful with their drones..  
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Greg - TheHuski Posted at 2-4 13:46
You're welcome.    I thought other Drone users might find it useful.   I wasn't planning on a Video.   Just happened so it served to show others to be careful with their drones..

It is always my pleasure Greg. We really appreciate all of your help in making this Forum a very informative channel to reach out to all our DJI members and customers. Have a safe and happy flying always.
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Disturbing video.... however I own that Spark including its darn propellers and not vice versa. Thus, I decided to still be careless and refuse to check these. Paranoia settings totally off.

Life is too short to check the propellers!

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StetsonWatkins
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Good information. Thank you for informing us.
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Arnie R
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Very good advice.
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DJI Stephen Posted at 2-4 13:55
It is always my pleasure Greg. We really appreciate all of your help in making this Forum a very informative channel to reach out to all our DJI members and customers. Have a safe and happy flying always.

Thank you
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eYeSkYeYe Posted at 2-4 14:12
Disturbing video.... however I own that Spark including its darn propellers and not vice versa. Thus, I decided to still be careless and refuse to check these. Paranoia settings totally off.

Life is too short to check the propellers!

LOL well you don't have to check them...  Choice is yours
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StetsonWatkins Posted at 2-4 17:46
Good information. Thank you for informing us.

Thanks for watching
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Greg - TheHuski
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Arnie R Posted at 2-4 19:01
Very good advice.

Thanks     
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Greg - TheHuski Posted at 2-5 04:28
LOL well you don't have to check them...  Choice is yours

Exactly.... I never fly drones I cannot afford to loose. If anyone does, (s)he's doing it wrong!
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Same exact thing happened to me!

I let my son try to fly my Spark indoors the first day and and he flew it into a wall.  (very slowly in beginner mode) everything seemed to be okay with the Drone outside of some scrapes on the prop and I flew it a number of times after.  When I took the props off a few weeks later and after a number of flights, I found this tab was broken - or it broke when I took it off.  The prop was either held in place by one tab for several flights or the broken tab wasn't fully broken off until I remove the prop.    ...I also felt pretty luck.  I've taken them off a few times sense and found no issue so I have to assume the break was related to that minor crash.  
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You are always welcome Greg. Have a safe and happy flying always.
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eYeSkYeYe Posted at 2-5 05:19
Exactly.... I never fly drones I cannot afford to loose. If anyone does, (s)he's doing it wrong!

LOL...   fingers crossed you don't lose one
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Outlier22 Posted at 2-5 06:46
Same exact thing happened to me!

I let my son try to fly my Spark indoors the first day and and he flew it into a wall.  (very slowly in beginner mode) everything seemed to be okay with the Drone outside of some scrapes on the prop and I flew it a number of times after.  When I took the props off a few weeks later and after a number of flights, I found this tab was broken - or it broke when I took it off.  The prop was either held in place by one tab for several flights or the broken tab wasn't fully broken off until I remove the prop.    ...I also felt pretty luck.  I've taken them off a few times sense and found no issue so I have to assume the break was related to that minor crash.

Yeah maybe the props can still be held in place with one leg but I wouldn't risk it especially flying over water.   I think we were both lucky we found they were broken b4 they failed in the air.   
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You're welcome mate!
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Greg - TheHuski
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I better not forget to buy a complete set (4) Propellers b4 i go to Europe in a couple months.
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Wow, great info. Thanks for sharing.
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I had the same issue with brand new blades after 15 flights, and no crashes.  think it could be bad stock perhaps..
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Just checked all four of mine. All the tabs feel solid still, but I'll make a point of checking them before each outing.
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Sayhelloforme Posted at 2-8 06:32
Wow, great info. Thanks for sharing.

Welcome..  something we should all check from time to time..
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