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Embarrassing Quick Release Props, am I stupid..probably

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Jimmykjimmy, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Jimmykjimmy

    Oct 20, 2015
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    I've been flying about a year now, p2, then p3 ( trying to justify my stupidity) Got the Inspire one for bigger job. Got everything up to date, watched video on putting the quick release props on..easy
    Props on did an auto take off, and one one the props flew off. Okay what did I do wrong. Ck'd the props again, same thing happened, fortunately no damage, except to my ego.
    Took the quad back to the garage, reread the prop instructions. Noticed the white dot prop if not careful when I checked to see if it was tight might be susceptible too loosening.
    Anyway checked the props for tightness, gradually lifted off in garage, all seemed well so went to the field. Cross my fingers and all went well. But I'm going to be very cautious with the props before I take off again. I was worried about one coming off in flight, but that did not happen..thank God.
    Anyone have a good pre-flight check for props?
  2. The Editor

    The Editor Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 7, 2013
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    Yes - checklist:
    1. Remove them and get some threaded ones and prop locks.
    2. Fit threaded props
    3. Clip on prop locks
    4. Enjoy trouble free and worry free flight. :p
    Tj_ likes this.
  3. Auspete

    Apr 1, 2015
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    I totally agree with "the editor".
    I used the QR for quite a while then noticed one by one that I could slightly move them up and down.
    Changed back to the original screw on type and haven't had a problem since. They might take a bit longer to put on and off but I feel a lot more relaxed using them.