Prop guards for Cinestar 6

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  1. Dan Coplan

    Dan Coplan Member

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    I'm just going to chime in and say that I am also interested in prop guards. Never thought about it until I lost an ESC mid flight and semi lost control of the copter. Was able to safely crash land but imagined the horrors of this happening closer to people and me not being able to get control soon enough before...
     
  2. Shadd Williams

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    Hi:

    I'm looking for those prop guards you have. I'm hitting a dead end going through Droidworx (now aeronavics). Any other good ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  3. Dan Coplan

    Dan Coplan Member

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    I never got a reply from Droidworx either and have yet to find anything from anywhere else.
     
  4. Shadd Williams

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    Thanks for letting me know!
     
  5. Noel Zinger

    Noel Zinger New Member

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    I haven't looked into getting more of these prop guards. I have the prototypes and I don't think Droidworx actually put them into production.

    Noel
     
  6. Shadd Williams

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    Thanks, Noel. I will make sure to post if I find some...
     
  7. Jason Smoker

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    I know the dji phantom has troubles with the prop guards. Not that i have used them. I wonder if this will be effected also?
     
  8. Shadd Williams

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    I used to fly a phantom. Used the prop guards every time. They saved me a lot of anxiety.
     
  9. Jason Smoker

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    I am not saying they are bad.
    I am saying that if you do a bit of research in the dji phantom world people are saying it has caused them to crash more wobble and instability.
    Noel test them first!
    You can never be to carefull
     
  10. Noel Zinger

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    Hi Jason,

    I've been flying with these prop guards on an MK 6 with the GH3 for two and a half years without issue, smooth as flying without them. Our SFOC allows us to fly 100ft from the public instead of 200ft without the guards, but haven't had a situation that a 100 feet had any influence on a shoot. It is an added level of safety when flying close to people on commercial shoots. They protect the props when moving the UAV in and out of the vehicle too.

    Noel
     
  11. Jason Smoker

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    Ok cool good to hear Noel.

    I would like to have them on my cine 8 too. But the extra size it would be very difficult to get it into the car i struggle as it is! lol
     
  12. Ryan McMaster

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    My CS6/8HL JUST fit into my Subaru wagon with props.
     
  13. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    I would caution any of you who are considering doing this that designing and integrating prop guards into a hex or octo is a non-trivial task. That's a lot of weight and aerodynamic stuff going on out at the ends of the booms, and could have serious implications in performance. Done well, they'd be awesome, but I've yet to see anything out there that I'd consider acceptable.
     
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