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prop lock ... risk flying?

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by kilowonghk, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. kilowonghk

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    the 1.0.2 app pop up says dont fly without the lock due to the props might get loose and fly out during flight, they should be out next week.

    i have flown a couple time and hand tightening seems ok. will u guys risk flying the i1?

    the weather here in hk is so freaking nice i wanna fly!
     
  2. slim.slamma

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    Hand tighten and some plumbers tape. Im flying
     
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    Hand tighten with gloves and go enjoy
     
  5. Aerial Entertainment Studios

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    No kidding. I'm in Discovery Bay and want to take it out for a spin but nervous as hell right now.

    Can anyone provide a picture of what an actual propeller lock looks like. Is this some kind of actual locking mechanism or something else?
     
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    Pardon the stupid question, but aren't the props self-tightening, as with the Phantom?
     
  7. Cacou

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    The ability of the strong motors to decelerate very quickly apparently can loosen your props if they're not tightened enough in the first place.
     
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    Ah, that makes sense. And that's why it wasn't an issue with the P2- they didn't decelerate that fast.

    Many thanks!
     
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    Are you in Discovery Bay California? I live here also and would like to meet you..

    Jack
     
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    Sorry, Discovery Bay in Hong Kong. Cheers.
     
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    The prop locks are actually a very simple design but I'm not sure how hard it is to be constantly taking them on and off as personally I break my Inspire down after every flight and pack it into it's case for same keeping. Ill try to find a pic. I saw one earlier
     
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    Such a simple design - almost a little clip designed like a safety clip.
     
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  17. kilowonghk

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    this makes me want to have a new transport case so that i dont have to take props and gimbal off everytime.