Luckily, the Inductrix FPV’s ducted fans and sturdy airframe protect you from moderate impacts. However, as your confidence improves and your
aerial maneuvers grow more daring, your Inductrix FPV might sustain some damage — mine certainly has.
Over the course of 25 flights, I managed to bend a prop and break three supports for the fan ducts. I gently bent the propeller back in place. As far as I can tell, as long as the duct is still in place, snapping a single support doesn’t dramatically affect flight performance. Still, they’re easily super glued in place, or, if you have to, you can replace the whole main frame (No. BLH8706, $7.99).
The moral of the story is that while the Inductrix FPV is certainly a sturdy bird, it’s not indestructible.
Once battery warning lights start flashing, it’s best to bring the Inductrix FPV in for a landing. You only have about 20 seconds until the motors stop.
The Inductrix FPV’s battery life is a downer. Advertised at four minutes, the best flight times I could get were around three minutes. Flying with a single battery, then waiting 20 minutes for it to charge is a huge bummer. A spare battery
can make a big difference, and having at least three or four extras on hand isn’t a bad idea. Once you start flying, you’re not gonna want to stop.