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Self Tightening Propellers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PortCanaveralFlorida, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. PortCanaveralFlorida

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    I found a hairline crack finally in one of my props after 350+ flights this weekend. I bent the sucker to check it out and sure nuff! Amazon is selling lots of QR props and generic props are all over the place. Who here has a good source of the Self Tightening props other than DJIs store? USA.
     
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  2. The Editor

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    I purchased most of dealers stock as soon as QR rubbish came out. I could see the writing on the wall for the threaded variety so stocked up. :p

    Your hairline crack - was it on the hub or elsewhere? Had the prop(s) had any impact or is it just fatigue?
     
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    So your the one that's been sucking up all the good props!!! :mad:
    I believe it was just fatigue, no crashes or impact. I looked at the prop and thought it was a hair but after feeling it and BENDING it I came to the conclusion is was a crack on the outer trailing edge about an inch from the tip. So, I'm looking this morning for some new ones, possibly two :D
    Drone Nerds is south of me so might just go on ahead and purchase from them (if they have them)
     
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    Yup......if was me! :p

    That's why a prop check is so important - it always is part of my pre and post flight checks to examine every prop for signs of damage etc.
    Glad you spotted it. :)