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Aftermarket Props for DJI Phantom

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Adam, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Adam

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    Post what non-factory props you are using, and if you needed any special adapter or trimming, and if the flying characteristics changed at all.
     
  2. Apvxtreme

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    I just ordered a set of graupner 8x5 e-props. I'll let you know how it goes...
     
  3. Crash71

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    Any updates on them yet or is the shipping slow like here ?
     
  4. gbjolly2

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    I recently purchased and received DJI 8 inch replacement props from http://rchobbyhelicopter.com/
    The props are identical to the original Phantom props other than being black instead of white. A set of two
    props 1CW and 1CCW lists for $4.75. The only catch is they require a minimum $35 order. I purchased
    extra motors .... can't have too many spare parts. I hope this information is helpful. By the way service
    and shipping was great. Keep em flying!
     
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    I see from this page under PhantomGuide: http://phantomguide.com/graupner-e-prop ... i-phantom/ that it talks of 9" props. now I know everyone seems to be going for the 8x5 Graupner E-props - what advantage, if any, do 9" have over the 8" and I take it they fit ok?
     
  6. Gizmo3000

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    Those same props are only $3 here, no minimum order necessary (I think shipping was about $3 as well)
    http://www.heli-world.com/detail.aspx?ID=10468

    I've purchased a few sets, they're 100% perfect replacements, just in black.

    I've seen the same props also being sold elsewhere in 8-packs for about $15.
     
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    All 4 look like they're right-hand props. It's hard to tell, but the hubs don't look like they're keyed to fit the Phantom motor shaft.
     
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    http://phantomguide.com/zinger-9x4-wood ... i-phantom/
    These are an inch larger, but what does the 4 mean? Is it the width of the fattest part of the prop, in mm ?
    Are these going to have any more lift, as in payload? Would these burn up the motors or be cause for some adverse reaction using larger props?
     
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    The second number is the pitch of the propeller. It is in the same units as the diameter. So a 9x4 is a 9" diameter and would move forward 4" in one revolution. Think of it as kind of like a thread pitch on a threaded shaft. If you turned a nut on the shaft one full revolution it would move 4 inches.
     
  11. MX45OR

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    It makes perfect sense, thanks for the explination.
     
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