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When using a drone, the propellors rotate and move so that the drone can function. As a result, the propellors are a component that will experience heavy wear and tear throughout the lifetime of the device.

If your drone has a broken propellor (diagnosed either by observation or through our troubleshooting page), replace it with this guide. There are no required tools for this replacement.

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  1. 3DR Iris Plus Quadcopter Propeller Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Power off the drone by holding down the power button.

    • Remove the battery by disconnecting it from the main battery connector.

    • Press the power button again to ensure all electricity is discharged.

    • This step is imperative as it is dangerous to handle drone components with a running current!

  2. 3DR Iris Plus Quadcopter Propeller Replacement, Propeller: step 2, image 1 of 2 3DR Iris Plus Quadcopter Propeller Replacement, Propeller: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Take note of the propeller cap color (either black or silver).

    • Hold down the motor assembly and twist the propeller clockwise to unlock it (you should feel some resistance until it starts to unscrew freely).

    • Hold down the motor assembly and twist the propeller counterclockwise to unlock it (you should feel some resistance until it starts to unscrew freely).

    • This is the motor assembly.

  3. 3DR Iris Plus Quadcopter Propeller Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 3DR Iris Plus Quadcopter Propeller Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Ensure that the propeller cap color (black or silver) matches the propeller screw cap color.

    • There are two different types of propellers so make sure you're using the correct one.

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To reassemble your device, follow these directions in reverse order.

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