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Cracked casing near motor!

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by fly-catchers, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. fly-catchers

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    Hi,
    For the first yesterday I removed and flew my Phantom without its prop guards. Everything went well. But today I did my usual inspection of the craft and found this!
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    Of course this bit of the craft was covered up by the prop guard till now. I have had roughly 30 flights since getting the Phantom in september. No crashes (so far!) or issues. I have opened the casing once about a month ago to fit the aeroxcraft gimbal to the aux power supply and tilt lever cable. I used the correct size screwdrivers and did not over tighten the screws. I did not notice any crack at that point- though was not really looking for one and replaced the prop guard soon after. Given the number of crashes and how well the Phantom seems to stand up to them, I am very disappointed that my craft without crashes etc and a fairly few number of flights already has a hairline crack and worse still right by a motor! Is this likely to cause an even bigger issue or just par for the course and nothing to worry about? I have contacted Quadcopters.co.uk but no doubt they will cover themselves by saying it must have occured when I opened the casing. None too happy!!

    bill
     
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