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SBT1979
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As part of replacing propellers if they are in bad condition, every time it is advisable to replace them by possible wear?

1. Every once in a while? 1 year?
2. Every certain hours of flight? how many hours?

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2017-1-4
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WolfgangStiller
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Wear and tear on the props can vary greatly.  If you see any damage (nicks, cracks, or deformation), I'd replace the propellers but not just at fixed period of time or number of flights.
2017-1-4
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Angelo26
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It´s more important to clean them esp. when flying in spring, summer and autumn: smashed insects on the leading edges of the rotors influence aerodynamics dramatically (as well as icing) and might lead to a battery-overload warning. Flying at low heights in deserts might ruin the leading edges of rotors as well by sandblasting. Inspect them once in a while and when You see defects replace them and when You see dirt : CLEAN THEM !
2017-1-4
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WYHSniper1007
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As dji support said, change it every you fly about 200 lands
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SBT1979
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Very thanks, WolfgangStiller, Angelo26, WYHSniper1007, good and variety answers.

Best regards,
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DJI Mindy
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Hello, we recommend that they are changed after around 200 flights. And if the propellers were scratched or damaged, please replace it.
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DRONE-flies-YOU
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2017-1-4 20:02
Hello, we recommend that they are changed after around 200 flights. And if the propellers were scratched or damaged, please replace it.

If this is "recommended by DJI" then where is this written?  Are there other milestones that you could share with us?  Legs break on fold #5001?
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stratosHD
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2017-1-4 20:02
Hello, we recommend that they are changed after around 200 flights. And if the propellers were scratched or damaged, please replace it.

200 flights? That seams rather short. I think I have put like 50 flight already since I got my Mavic and cant Imagine why would I need to change it in 2 or 3 months if they are not damaged
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FrequentFlyer
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DRONE-flies-YOU Posted at 2017-1-4 20:32
If this is "recommended by DJI" then where is this written?  Are there other milestones that you could share with us?  Legs break on fold #5001?

Its written right above your post, Its recommended not mandatory. To be safe Ill be changing my props around 200 flights unless defects are found earlier. As they are only $9 per pair. Better safe than sorry.
2017-1-5
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devGOD
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stratosHD Posted at 2017-1-4 20:37
200 flights? That seams rather short. I think I have put like 50 flight already since I got my Mavic and cant Imagine why would I need to change it in 2 or 3 months if they are not damaged

that seems reasonable, the propellers are only $9 USD for a set of two People spend more than of junk food in one day.
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BuzzCut
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I'd rather overpay on props than overpay on replacement Mavics.  I can afford the former, but not the latter

I've had two minor impacts so far with my Mavic and one could have easily become major due to a blade fracture completely destabilizing the craft.  Once you lose half a blade or so you pretty much become a passenger, so I've decided to replace mine occasionally just to be on the safe side, even if all I see is a scratch or discoloration.
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method007
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I've never replaced any propellers on any of my drones over the past 4-5 years.  As far as I can see they will basically last forever unless you hit something.  I finally stopped buying spares with the P4P.
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pierce
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Anyone knows if Mavic props can be checked for proper calibration?
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boostedford
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devGOD Posted at 2017-1-5 09:29
that seems reasonable, the propellers are only $9 USD for a set of two People spend more than of junk food in one day.

With shipping comes to 18
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BuzzCut
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Search your local Apple store's stock online.  Picked up two sets last night.
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fans7725039a
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My P4P prop failed as I was climbing at around 100 to 150 feet. I just did a inspection before take off, this was about the 30 to 40 flight of my P4P. It fell to the ground and disstrode it's self. The battery blew up, the broken prop still on the motor. Half there. The other 3 still there, one cracked, 2 arm bent, cracked, pc boards can be seen cracked. The P4P is now trash.
2018-2-8
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Broadleafmedia
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Good feedback from all. Thank you Angelo26 and WolfgangStiller. I had a slight finger tip trim and manicure from a bad drone catch.. prop is fine and finger bandaged.
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DJI Elektra
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Broadleafmedia Posted at 2018-4-2 18:38
Good feedback from all. Thank you Angelo26 and WolfgangStiller. I had a slight finger tip trim and manicure from a bad drone catch.. prop is fine and finger bandaged.

Sorry to hear that. Please take care of your finger first. We would not recommend users catch the drone with their bare hands. Hope your finger will recover soon.
2018-4-2
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ADO77
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Mine has 480 flights already with 42 hrs of flight time 521kilometers travel distance.
for 3 YEARS.
I never change my proppeler, maybe I will soon. for safety
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Bob Reed
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For 20 bucks if in doubt change them
2020-8-23
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