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Carbon Fiber Props for P2

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cuffking, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. cuffking

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    Is there a source for carbon fiber props for the Phantom 2 with the built in prop nuts (like the factory blades). Anyone have a brand they can recommend ? I have read some bad reviews of some of the knockoff blades coming out of China. (poor balance, less lift etc).
     
  2. ElGuano

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    All the self-tightening ones I know of are knockoff props from China.
     
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    Bigbad.

    I have those props on process to be delivered by Helipal. Are you satisfied, are they OK in terms of balance?
     
  6. cuffking

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    Yeah, those props look good to me. When I said knock off I didn't mean that DJI had to make them I just didn't want to buy something that was cheaply stamped out by a fly-by-night company. If you are satisfied with the performance of these props I would be willing to give them a try. (To be honest I think the Carbon Fiber just looks more Bad *** than white plastic ;)
     
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    i've heard bad things regarding P2 carbon props. mostly with uncontrolled decent. p2 works well with its stock props, dont see what you gain except instability. see multiple youtube videos.
     
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    Someone told me to avoid the carbon fiber which would be lethal compared to the white plastic ones which would "only cut" in case it hits someone. True?
     
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    Yo C-Dog, yeah they are great. I haven't done a direct comparison but kinda bought them cos they look bas-***. Check out the bottom 1st page of this thread, a guy gives a good detailed explanation...

    viewtopic.php?f=7&t=11331
     
  10. cuffking

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    Ok, thanks for the link, he makes a good argument for CF props... Then again I didn't think about the safety aspect. I guess I will stick with white plastic until Iam 100% confident on my flying abilities. Maybe I'll just get a set to look good in the case and switch me out before takeoff ;)
     
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    If you just want dark props, DJI makes grey props now - I got a set from DroneFly.com and they look awesome.

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