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Prop detachment

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Oct 23, 2017
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Rahan, Co.Offaly, Ireland
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charlesgduggan.photium.com
#1
I went to work early this morning intending to catch the sunrise of some marshland I live near; there is often a good mist this time of year.

I did my preflight checks and made sure the aircraft was ready to fly as per normal, then proceeded to take off, when it was 3 foot off the ground a prop suddenly detached itself! I immediately landed and shut it down.

Upon inspection of the prop, I couldn't see anything that may have been an issue and will have to assume I didn't fit it correctly in the first place.

Incidentally, the flight, short as it was, was pretty stable :|
 
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#2
I've had that happen to me twice, when I thought I attached them properly it wasn't. Now I triple check by twisting both ways. It sometimes seems to be installed and snug but it only seems that way.
 

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