Lost prop mid flight

Morning,No wind here this morning, did my pre flight check, all was going well then lost my front prop mid flight, the Ardu fell out of the sky from about 8'. I did damage to 2 props a motor and a motor mount, no more flying today.Need to keep getting up, much need flying time required before I put my camera on the Ardu.Hope your all having a good flying day.

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  • Kristian,

    I am in the same position.  If I can trust the bird, I can put a camera on it.  I had the same thing happen this weekend.  I am running a hexa and was running fine for about a half hour, then at about 60' alt, it flipped and went into the ground head first.  The prop did not break in-flight, it spun off the top nut.  Now, I am back in the repair business. 

    The fact that I was flying around for 30 minutes says that everything was fine, however I don't check prop tightness everytime I land.  My problem with the setup is that 3 of the 6 blades are turning clockwise and all of the threads to tighten the props are tightened with clockwise rotation.  That means that the 3 turning in CCW are not in much danger of coming loose from rotational forces.  The CW props are all in danger of this happening..  I hate to put lock tight on the threads, but maybe that is what I have to do.  I would rather have a CCW tightening top nut on those props. 

     

    Anyone have this issue

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