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Not maintaining altitude

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Help' started by John R T, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. John R T

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    School boy error today. Didn't double check propellors. One flew off at about four feet up. Inspire Pro now unstable in air. Wobbles and drops altitude. What have I probably done and is there anything I can do to fix it apart from send it back for repair?
     
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    Aside from checking and double checking your entire airframe, look for cracks (hairline or otherwise) and for excessive play in the T-Joints on the arms. If you are experiencing wobble I would say you have play somewhere so may have damaged the arm joint (or both)
    Do a full IMU calibration on a cold machine and give that a try. In fact, you should always do an IMU calibration following any sort of sharp physical shock to the aircraft.
     
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    Thanks for such a fast and full response. Too late here in the U.K. to have a test flight till tomorrow. All the best.
     
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    Check the inner area where the arms meet and pivot, the knuckles there can brake, also the transforming mech can bend as well.

    Give is a forensic inspection then go from there.
     
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    Good tips. Will do. Thanks for that.
     
  6. John R T

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    Thanks for the advice. IMU reset and a change of damaged prop looks to have fixed that fault. Lesson learnt on double checking the props.