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Advanced Running P3 motors without props

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Msweet168, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. Msweet168

    Jul 2, 2016
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    So I am brand new to the DJI Phantom world. I have a Phantom 3 Advanced. I wanted to retrieve some pictures off the Sd card onto my phone so I put the phantom on my table and turned it on and went through the process. Whenever I turn the aircraft on inside I take the props off to be safe.

    Well, stupidly, when I loaded up the camera view I was playing with the control sticks and I stupidly put them in the takeoff position and the engines started up. Even if the props were on it wouldn't go anywhere cause they were just idling and I immidtly did the command to shut them off again.

    End of the day, I'm really worried cause I heard that it's bad to turn the engines on without the props on, will my phantom be ok? Will I need to do any repairs? They were only on for a second but I'm still scared.
  2. Zuzua

    Jun 12, 2016
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    Don't worry no damage had been done. It isn't going to hurt your motors
  3. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 8, 2014
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    You could have left them on for a lot longer with no worries.
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