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Be careful screwing your props on. White on white, black on black.

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If you are new to drones, then hopefully you know that DJI uses counter rotating props and motors to make the aircraft fly. In order to make this work, the pitches on the props are different. When you go to install props, dont force them on. If they wont go on, theres a chance you are not using the correct prop on the correct motor.

White hubbed props go on the white hubbed motors, black on black.

This might seem elementary to some folks, but not to others.

It was easier on the Phantoms with screw on props. You couldnt screw the prop on the wrong motor, it wouldnt go. Not so with the Mavic. If you arent careful, you can accidentally screw the props on the wrong motors if you apply enough force.
 
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So if they did that we would be in the Upside Down? Wouldn't that be interesting to fly.
 

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I put the wrong blade on my air and it was a real pain to get off. Kept feeling I was going to break something. Definitely learn from my experience and triple check.
It will go on, but the catch and hole won’t line up to take it off again unless some force is applied with needle nose pliers.
Heart in mouth stuff.
 
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Actually it causes the drone to flip over to upside down on the ground when you try to take off.
Sounds like experience talking there, Thomas! :)

At least I didn’t power up or take off...