Bending propellers

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  1. Ryan Reynoso

    Ryan Reynoso Active Member

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    Anyone else concerned about bending propellers when the drone is folded? It seems t have a little space in between and the propellers seem to move around a little bit.
     
  2. TheLightSpeed!

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    Yeah I think it's okay. I am using a large rubber band to hold them in place


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    Definitely a concern that I had at an early stage but not too worried anymore after some traveling with the Mavic. Just have to be a little cautious about what kind of bag you're putting it in. The bag I had it in had a nice slot that was skinny and tall so I could put the Mavic in the bag folded nose up so that any pressure on the props was very minimal. Also keep in mind that these props have some flex so a little pressure and bending won't have an impact.

    I like the rubberband idea, @TheLightSpeed! Thumbswayup
     
  4. Ryan Reynoso

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    Cool. I'm thinking of throwing mine in a dslr lens case if it's big enough. Should hold it all together quite well
     
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    I am going to print some joined spacers that slide up both propellers and keep them folded and buffer the space that you speak of. That is once I receive my Mavic Pro as I dont have one yet to model the design.
     
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    Great idea!
     
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    A velcro strap like the one that comes with the power adapter works well. No plastic piece, just a thin strap.
     
  8. TheLightSpeed!

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    A big rubber band keeps them all tight! No need to reinvent the wheel... I was thinking about the $0.50 iPad adapter on the PhantomPilots forum! It was a life changing thing!


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  9. Alan M

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    Would've been nice for them to provide a drawstring bag (like the ones the props are in) for the Mavic.


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    I personally like reinventing the wheel as all designers do...
     
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    Oh man ! Back to Amazon I go. It will even strap on to my Molle equipped sling bag.
     
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    It looks like a beauty. Just wish it could hold some extra batteries. :(
     
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    Ooh, I wonder if it would fit in a Crown Royal bag.
     
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  16. Ryan Reynoso

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    I was wondering the same thing!

    I drink Crown and I have a couple bags... I will definitely check when I finally get my Mavic!
     
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    This works great and doesn't bend them at all


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    Or use a Velcro across them
     
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    yeah ill probably use the velcro from my racers after i throw them in the trash after advexure sends me my mavic lol...it only took 5 velcro straps to set my racer up...yeah...that's it...just 5


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