Push on prop fix

So I’ve had… a very, very bad run over the last few days when it comes to my Inductrix.

  • My kid lost one of the screws for the inductrix while I was replacing the frame
  • I’m having a lot of issues with the new frame, which are largely my own doing, I admit.
  • Stock frames are non existent right now.
  • Finding the screws from point 1 was also really difficult (you have to order the canopy kit… yeesh).

So, last night though I finally get things settled and set (mostly), go to take off… and my props go flying more than the quad.

Right…

Thankfully, the Tiny Whoop facebook group had a solution for what I was certain is a common problem. It turns out there are two solutions for when the prop on a micro-quad won’t stay on:

The Super Glue Trick (See video, above)

  1. Take a small pin and put a dab of superglue on it.
  2. Smear the glue around the inside of entrance to the hole in the prop.
  3. Wait for the glue to dry.
  4. Prop is ready to re-insert.

The Dental Floss Trick

  1. Thread some dental floss through the prop.  I suspect waxed would work better.
  2. Fit the prop to the motor shaft.
  3. Trim excess.

The dental floss trick seems like it will be better for “need to fly now” type scenarios, and quite frankly given the fragility of super glue some days may be longer lasting.  However, the trimming step, especially under the prop, seems more difficult.

I also wonder about simply pushing the motor shaft into wax (say a crown or candle) to give a bit more friction.
Push on prop fix

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A complete novice to electronics, drones, and pretty much all things RC with OCD has thrown himself head long into FPV freestyle and racing!

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