Egg on my face :(

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So I'm standing out in the Texas Heat, sweat dripping off my nose, down my neck and arms getting ready to fly my P3P for the first time. I have my whole family in attendance at a distance in the shade of a tree waiting for the big moment. I'm all ready to go except to install the props and do the compass dance. I pull them out of the bag and try to screw them on. WTF. I don't have my reading glasses on so I can't see that well up close. It finally dawned on me that there must be some type of clear plastic wrapper protecting the prop hub. Having no sharp tool with me I attempt to remove the plastic wrapper with wet fingers and short finger nails. After about 10 minutes of tearing at the plastic I finally got them off and my props installed. First flight went well so it was not a total washout :) I don't recall my PF40 spare props having this plastic wrap on the hubs.
 
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The plastic is perforated on the bottom. I swore at the first prop for 5 minutes before I realized it, others were a breeze. :)
 
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Fred, stand under the phantom a little bit and the air will cool your brain. :D
 
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Those wrappers are tough to remove. I don't quite get it either, but I didn't have an audience, so less pressure!.
 
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hahah. That's funny. It took me a few minutes to get the plastic off mine too, and I had a sharp tool and wear contacts!
 
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Lots fun!, but now your ready, go for it Captain!
 
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making your first flight in front of an audience was asking for trouble!

And yes, those plastic wrappers were an absolute pig to remove. The annoyance of those plastic wrappers paled into insignificance compared to the utter lunacy of the activation process though :)
 

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