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Crashed after 1 year flying

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Fares, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Fares

    Jun 9, 2015
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    Hi all i crashed my drone lol its P3ADV.
    Now the question is, shall i use the same battery to fly it again or not? How to know if the motors got damaged? Any recommendations on how to put back the top shell?
    See the pictures and let me know what you think pilots
    Thanks i crashed cuz i just didn't have clear eye sight then crashed on a tree after flying to low. Thank god it didn't sinked into the water :))


    Gimbal is fine though

    What you think pilots??

    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots
  2. GadgetGuy

    Jun 18, 2015
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    Give it a go! What do you have to lose? Either it works or it doesn't! :cool:
    Just be prudent. Wear a hard hat and eye protection and test fly it away from other people and animals. You'll soon have the answers to all your questions. Just tape over the gap in the shell to minimize wind resistance. Shell replacements are close to $100 plus labor. That looks largely cosmetic.
  3. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Oct 30, 2014
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    Harrisburg, PA (US)
    Your battery looks fine.

    Visually inspect your motors for damage. Turn them by hand and make sure they all turn smoothly and feel the same. Turn on your Phantom, start the motors, and make sure they aren't making any unusual sounds. If all of those checks pass, they are probably fine.

    Remove the screws from the bottom of the shell to loosen it and you should be able to pop that tab back in. If that does not work, you can open your shell and put it back together. If needed, you can find videos of people opening the shell here.
  4. Reed L

    Sep 13, 2015
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    Alta, Ca.
    Now your's looks like mine, it should be fine. Just start it with new props and let it hover for a bit while you check everything out. You may need an IMU or camera calibration but try it first and see. I didn't tape over the dent on mine and it flies just like it did new.