- Dec 6, 2019
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I had the almost exact experience you did and I blamed it on me trying to fly on a windy, gusty day. My P4P would sit there with the props spinning and the moment I tried to take off, the drone would flip on it's side and beat the props on the ground. I did a little research and found the the problem wasn't the wind at all. It was because my IMU needed calibrating! As soon as I did that, my P4P took off fine on any windy day and never tried to tip over in the slightest. Check your IMU calibration. It worked for me. Then you can test it with your old props just to see if it will lift off the ground. Make sure none are cracked anywhere, especially at the hub. Don't do any serious flying until you replace your props.I'm in a remote corner of Iceland. This afternoon, a gust of wind flipped my P4P v2 just as it was taking off. No damage done as it wasn't off the ground. But the props took a beating.
I have a set of replacement props (from DJI). While the 'black' pair was easy to screw in, the silver pair just doesn't lock. They seem too tight. I don't know what to do and tomorrow I was planning a day long shoot. I can only get another set when I go back to Reykjavík.
See the damaged prop in the attached photos which show its two ends. This is the only prop that is truly beaten. Structurally it looks sound except for the tips. Would it be okay to fly with this?