Overview

The Skydio X2E Propeller Kit is an additional add-on available for purchase on Skydio.com. The kit includes everything you will need to replace your propellers.

6 x clockwise (CW) propellers

6 x counter-clockwise (CCW) propellers

12 x replacement propeller screws

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A routine preflight inspection should include the propellers to ensure that they are in good working condition. For optimal performance, Skydio recommends replacing your propellers after 100 hours of flight time or whenever you notice any damage. Replace all propellers in the hub, even if only one is damaged, to reduce any potential variations and to make it easier to track propeller flight time.

 

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Propellers with hairline cracks or large breaks, chops, or bends should be replaced immediately. Do NOT fly the X2E with propellers that are not in good condition as serious bodily harm or injury may occur.

 

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Propeller blades are sharp. Handle with care. Always ensure X2E is turned off before replacing the propellers to avoid injury. Do NOT attempt to replace your propellers while it is powered on. Doing so is an extreme safety risk and may lead to serious bodily harm or injury. 

 

Quick Steps

To remove X2E propellers:

Step 1 - Power off your X2E  
Step 2 - Identify the hub with the damaged propeller  

Step 3 - Grip the motor on the propeller hub to stabilize

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Step 4 - Unscrew the propeller pin

    • using the torque driver included with Skydio X2E

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Step 5 - Slide the propeller out of the propeller hub

    • repeat with the remaining two propellers
    • using replacement propellers from the same kit
    • dispose of the removed propellers

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note.png Propellers are matched to maximize performance and robustness. All three replacement propellers must come from the same kit.

 

To attach the new propellers:

Step 1 - Identify the correct replacement propellers that match the propeller hub
    • propellers are marked to align with the motor's rotation CW (clockwise) and CCW (clockwise)
    • propellers are marked with dots to align with the proper hub
    • install the propeller with the marks facing upward
    • match to corresponding dots on the hub

 

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Incorrect propeller installation (i.e. failure to match the markings on the propeller to those on the propeller hub) is a safety hazard and may result in potentially serious damage to the aircraft and serious bodily harm or injury to you and bystanders.

 

Step 2 - Slide the new propeller into the hub

Step 3 - Insert a new screw from your replacement kit

    • gently wiggle the screw to ensure that it seats properly into the hub and propeller
    • DO NOT REUSE SCREWS, even if they look to be in good condition only use the new screws provided in your replacement kit.
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Step 4 - Hold onto the motor or the propeller hub to stabilize

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Step 5 - Fasten the screw turning the torque driver clockwise

    • until you hear a click
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Step 6 - Repeat with remaining propellers  

 

Inspect your installation:

Check - Propeller screw threads extend slightly beyond the bottom of the propeller hub thread_screw_extended_X2.png
Check - Dot patterns match between propeller blades and hub
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Check - Rotation on the propellers match hub

    • CW
    • CCW
 

Check - Propeller should have a full range of motion with minimal friction and do not bind with the hub spokes

 

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