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How tight should the screws at the bottom of the motor shaft be?

As I was replacing a shaft screw on a motor, I thought I'd check the other motor shaft screws. I noticed that none of them were tight, so I tightened them. As a result, the drone flew horribly. So ...
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How to secure the screw on a BLDC motor shaft

I lost the screw that holds the motor bell to the base of the motor. I replaced it and flew, but it came loose and I lost it again. I used blue thread lock to secure it. Do I need to use red thread ...
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In what situations do puffy batteries pose a risk of ignition?

In this Drones and Model Aircraft SE question, Is it safe to fly LiPo batteries after they get "puffy"?, David O. asked if it is safe to use puffy LiPo batteries. Gparyani provided an ...
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Can boosting the Caddx vista to 1200mw cause damage to the unit?

What can happen to your Caddx Vista camera if you boost its output to 1200mW? Could it be damaged in any way; including overheating?
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Disposing of a drone safely

Related: How do I safely dispose of my LiPo batteries? If my drone crashes and I want to dispose of it, how can I do so safely? Is it necessary to disassemble the drone into different parts: motors, ...
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How to identify and address multirotor motor overheating

When flying my drone, I often notice my drone motors getting hot after a flight and am concerned that it could explode/blow up. What does a hot drone motor mean? Is this something to be concerned ...
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Recommend safe distance from other drone flyers

When going to fly my drone, I notice there are a few other drone flyers as well. What is the recommended safe distance to be kept from other drone users in order to not cause an accident?
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How hot should an ESC get?

What is the maximum safe temperature that a brushless drone ESC should get? What could happen if a brushless ESC were to go over its maximum temperature tolerance?
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Effect of motor load on ESC?

I know that when a prop is caught on something or is slowed down by something it can put extra strain on the ESC or even burn it out. If I was using a 2207 motor with an unusually large and heavy ...
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Is it safe to fly LiPo batteries after they get “puffy”?

Some of my LiPo batteries got "puffy" after a few months. Is it still safe to fly them, or should I safely dispose of them?