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Best propeller for smooth footage in Phantom v1

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by janjo2013, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. janjo2013

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    Hello, does anyone know which are best propellers to use with the phantom (1st version) for a smooth video footage? I don´t wan´t more time, not more lift, only smoother flight. Is there any better prop than the original ones?
    Thank you very much!
     
  2. OI Photography

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    The 8" props that come stock on the P1 are the most stable ones I've used on mine. If you haven't balanced your props yet I would definitely suggest that.
     
  3. janjo2013

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    Thanks OI. Which balancer do you recommend?

    Thanks again.
     
  4. OI Photography

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    I use the common DuBro balancer and it's worked like a charm for me.

    If you use the self-tightening version of the 8" props you'll want one of these rods for easy balancing, either on its own or in conjunction with a DuBro (I use them together): viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7036
     
  5. d4ddyo

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    I never thought balancing props would make a difference until I started building my own multicopters and every prop I bought was grossly unbalanced.

    The good news is that most stock props are fairly well balanced. That being said... once I started balancing DJI props I noticed a marked difference! Make sure you balance them correctly including the hub.

    I use the scotch tape method for the props and a hot glue gun for the hub.

    Watch the video on flitetest.com on prop balancing. I tried using CA glue and zip kicker for the hubs and what a nightmare. hot glue took a little getting used to but it's so much easier to undo if you mess up.