I recently had a bit of an accident while flying my DJI Mini 2 drone. I was navigating through some trees and accidentally hit one, which caused one of the foldable arms to break.
I have glued it back together with Araldite, and I think I’ve done a reasonable job, but I’m not sure it’s going to hold up.
I’m now wondering if I should replace the arm with a new part.
Has anyone else had a similar experience, and if so, what did you do?
Did you try to repair it yourself or did you replace the arm with a new part? I’m curious to hear about your experiences and any tips you might have. I haven’t used a soldering iron since high-school. Is it a fiddly job?
I’ve been flying the Mini 2 for a while now, and it’s been a reliable and sturdy little drone. I just want to get back in the air!
Thank you in advance for any support you can offer!
unless you feel confident about DE soldering the motor connections and then resoldering them back onto the ESC i would leave the job to a DJI certified repair center
the arm can be purchased from various web sites and comes complete with the motor make sure you specify which arm it is as the motors turn a different way depending on the arms location
if you decide to do it yourself there are several videos on the procedure on YT one last thing be very careful that you are actually getting an arm for the Mini 2 ,as although similar in appearance to the original mini the specs are different
Agreed … the arm will hold up right until it doesn’t, and you just know it’ll be at the most inconvenient location.
If you can’t get a replacement arm, the only way I would consider flying it would be to sleeve the joint so that it at least has some mechanical backup on the araldite to stop it flexing the joint … maybe a bit of fibreglass or a 3d printed joiner that you can slider each end of the break into.
Good luck! Don’t fly over the top of anyones greenhouse
also what you have to remember is that as the pilot of the drone ,it is your responsibility to ensure that to best of your knowledge ,the drone is airworthy this means the whole airframe as well as the props ,clearly flying it with a repaired arm ,does not really meet this criteria and remember when you are flying the airframe is going to be subject to quite strong forces being applied to it, its just not worth the risk
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