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19 Aug 2019 09:14:20
Good for you!  ~~
18 Aug 2019 19:13:57
Had another negative encounter, it's been a few years since the last one, just an uneducated ******, going on about drones being illegal yada yada yada.    :-/
Still that didn't spoil my flying time, had an absolute blast  ~~
07 Aug 2019 19:52:01
ooooh mrs jones  :D
30 Jul 2019 15:26:34
D.B. you tightwad.. :cool:
29 Jul 2019 20:14:10
DB that just means you have shed loads of props in the first place ;-)
29 Jul 2019 18:53:33
Just had a thought, even with all the crashing I've done, I haven't bought any replacement props in over a year ~~
09 Jul 2019 19:45:42
May the sun shine and winds be light for BFU#8. Son't forget lots of vids for those of us unable to attend.  :D
09 Jul 2019 18:10:30
Hope you all have a great day  :beer2:
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BFU#8 details locked in for this saturday - see the head of the forum thread for all details.
05 Jul 2019 21:51:05
Good for genital warts as well......or so I'm told.. :hmm
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Yet another disaster!!

Started by Yosser70, Tuesday,June 25, 2013, 17:15:12

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So put my hexa build on the back burner while I wait for a new ESC to come from HK as it';ll take a few weeks . Decided to get a cheap quad frame and strip the parts off the hexa so at least I';d have something to play with on my week off this week. So ordered a SK450 from HK UK, paid for next day delivery and it arrived this morning so all good. Spent a few hours and came up with this.

Checked it over and calibrated the ESC';s all the stuff you should do but the motors spun up gittered arounf a bit then died! Tried again, re did the ESC';s and the same, one didn';t even spin up. Looked at it for a while and eventually found I';d used mounting bolts that were too long for the motors and thinner mounts of the SK450. The bolts went in ok but bit into the windings so that';s 4 motors buggered! Thought I';d post this so other newbies don';t make the same mistake!


Oh, hell, how completely frustrating, and expensive  :banghead:
"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


Tell me about it mate! lol 4 more motors on the way from HK UK, I';ll be on first name terms with the postie soon at this rate! lol


Nooooo. Gutted mate. My thoughts are with you and your motors.
Tunrnigy Talon Tri, TBS Discovery, TBS Discovery PRO, Spnky 250 Mini, EZUHF, EZOSD


I very nearly got caught with the exact same issue - I only noticed by accident that one motor felt as bit stiff when hand turning it and then saw the bolt touching the windings   :o :o  I was just lucky  :rolleyes:

I';m paranoid about it now ... checking and rechecking bolt lengths  ::)


Thats a real bugger, hope you are back in the air soon
Blade Nano QX
Immersion Vortex 285
 Blade mCPx Heli


I';ve knackered at least one motor this way. And it';s not the only unfortunate and expensive mistake I';ve made with this hobby. I';m getting better at fine soldering circuit board chips but there';s still a way to go before I';d describe myself as fully competent...

So i know the feeling :cry

Thanks for posting up a warning though!
One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.