Intel® Falcon™ 8+ Drone - Topcon Edition: Propeller replacement

  • Loosen the nut of the defective propeller with the 5.5 mm wrench.
  • Lift the propeller carefully – without too much pressure downwards on the motor.

Note: There are two varieties of propellers (right- and left-spinning). The propeller direction is shown on the propeller by an arrow (see example for a right spinning propeller in the figure to the right).

  • Check the propeller spin of the disconnected propeller.
  • Align the new propeller with the correct propeller spin to fit onto the propeller mount.
  • Press down the propeller completely on the mount.
  • Put the new self-tightening nut onto the motor shaft.
  • Hold the motor head with thumb and index finger of one hand to prevent the motor shaft from spinning.
  • Tighten the nut with the 5.5 mm wrench.
    • To do so, turn the screw-wrench with the index finger of the other hand. As soon as the motor head starts turning as well, sufficient force has been applied.
  • Check if the propeller is spinning freely when you nudge it. Depending on the applied force, the propeller has to make several turns.
  • Check once more the orientation of the propeller, and compare the movement with the other propellers!