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DarkButterfly:
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  ~~
Gaza07:
07 Aug 2019 19:52:01
ooooh mrs jones  :D
hoverfly:
30 Jul 2019 15:26:34
D.B. you tightwad.. :cool:
atomiclama:
29 Jul 2019 20:14:10
DB that just means you have shed loads of props in the first place ;-)
DarkButterfly:
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 ~~
ched:
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
Gaza07:
09 Jul 2019 18:10:30
Hope you all have a great day  :beer2:
Andy7:
09 Jul 2019 14:05:28
BFU#8 details locked in for this saturday - see the head of the forum thread for all details.
hoverfly:
05 Jul 2019 21:51:05
Good for genital warts as well......or so I'm told.. :hmm
DarkButterfly:
05 Jul 2019 21:48:24
Just fixed a busted SMA connector on my TBS unity pigtail, it suffered badly in a recent crash and split in two, nothing a touch of the soldering iron couldn't fix  :D
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Taking Props off for setup

Started by Mslater, Sunday,October 21, 2012, 00:25:11

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Mslater

I got fed up with taking props off when doing firmware upgrades/setup etc

So I just had a bright idea...   - LOL its works great

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Duvet - The quickest way to say Duck Down !

sausageroll

I stick elastic bands over mine to stop them blowing in the wind when im travelling with the hexs on the back of the pickup truck.

teslahed

I';ve tied long socks over my props before to stop then spinning up when working on the quadcopter.

It';s always going to be safer to remove them first, but there are some cases where you are constantly working on something, having to remove and reattach props, when having something like this saves a lot of time.

Just be sure you know what you are doing so that if one does spin up you don';t get sliced - i';ve seen some nasty injuries.

The other option that works for me when I';m just changing PID settings or similar - i turn the quadcopter upside down on the ground. It wont fly downwards so as long as your foot isn';t underneath, it wont go flying off anywhere if it does happen to power up.
One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.