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Props or arms, most fragile?

Started by Col_M, Saturday,June 22, 2013, 17:34:57

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Saturday,June 22, 2013, 17:34:57 Last Edit: Saturday,June 22, 2013, 18:21:22 by Col_M
In my case it seems to be arms, I';ve just broke my third arm in the first minute of flying today due to a quad tree proximity issue. That puts the score at...

Broken arms = 3 (2 HK and 1 goodluckbuy)
Broken props = 0

I was always under the impression that props break more often than arms. Are genuine DJI arms better than the ones from the like of HK and goodluckbuy? The crashes I';ve had haven';t actually been that severe, two from less than head height and the one today from maybe 3-4m into long grass. I';d expect them to be tougher than that.

On a positive side Gav';s skew planar antennas are fantastic!

Edit: just bought some genuine DJI arms, lets see if they fare any better :)
TBS Discovery : DRQ-250 : Q450 : Blade mQX


DJI arms are quite a bit stronger but home made aluminium ones are stronger still - depends on your ability to make them about 15-20mm square 2mm thick is about right for a 450.
I think..........I think I am........therefore I am.............I think!


I';d say arms are weaker.

I started life as an arm eater - four went fairly quickly, two singles and one double. The strangest was from below head height. It seems to be a matter of where it lands, angle, that sort of thing.

I';ve done loads of props though, mostly through hitting things like furniture, then trees, bushes, ground ...
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2


I am up four broken arm, and lost count with props, last crash was four props and one arm, LOL
Crashing is part of the hobby, everybody crashes or has at some time, if your not prepared to crash find another hobby.


Lost count of props! The hk slow fly props are cheap and nasty, but great to learn with, started with a sk450 frame, and broke the motor mount which you can';t get (x-aircraft sell them now) so moved over to an f450 frame, more props (still with a kk2.0 flight controller)

Went over to a dji flamewheel with the naza& GPS and love it, have broken an arm, very heavy landing, but it only cost £6 to replace ( managed to fly another 2 batteries with duct tape before I called it a day!)

My first copter was built after scouring the forums for info, used the kk2.0 which is ok, bur not a patch on the naza, I love flying the flamewheel with the naza it';s a delight! Still working on it for video and onto fpv!
LF 330 with naza & GPS,
Hubsan X4 & Q4
Mini H-quad with naza m lite.
F550 with naza m lite
Diatone Silverline racing 250 (cc3d)