Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Carbon Fiber Props

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by AperturePriority1, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. AperturePriority1

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2015
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    6
    Love the look.

    ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1440544191.957666.jpg
     
    acherman, FDNY_Chris and bulador like this.
  2. Phantom Pankus

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2015
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Any difference in flight/battery life?
     
  3. Sammynels

    Joined:
    May 19, 2015
    Messages:
    584
    Likes Received:
    231
    Location:
    MA
  4. III% Streve

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,756
    Likes Received:
    515
    Does it go faster? :rolleyes:
     
  5. Milehigh970

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    34
    I like the look too!! Just heard to many stories about cracks appearing after the stiffer blades are installed. Might just have to order a strong arm kit with some..
     
  6. P3ChinaSkies

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    10
    Can anyone comment on this carbon crack story? I've just ordered a carbon set and now I'm concerned.
     
  7. Qbanhitman67

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2015
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    17
    No cracks on mine, no improvements either....
     
  8. Milehigh970

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    34
    It was explained to me that the stock props will flex. The carbon do not, so this transfers more force to the already weak arms. Not really sure how true that is.. but sounds logical. How long have you had yours hitman?
     
  9. Fred1969

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2015
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    The carbon props seem to be quite a bit quieter than the stock props to me.
     
  10. P3ChinaSkies

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    10
    Have been flying with the DJI carbons for approx 10 flights. No measurable diff in stability. I do however feel that the noise level is somewhat higher. Anyone concur?
     
  11. badbeerbreath

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2015
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    16
    Hmm...this interests me, if nothing else.
     
  12. witold

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2014
    Messages:
    493
    Likes Received:
    102
    I can't tell much of a difference on anything. But it does feel like I have more precise control. I don't know if it's just in my head or if it's the props. Regardless; whatever differences there are, they are VERY small.
     
  13. phantomnoobpilot

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2014
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    SEA
    been using these CF reinforced props a lot and flying aggressively at times, no cracks on mine at all. i'm guessing those who have signs of cracks are those who got theirs from a bad batch
     
  14. Daninho

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Germany - Darmstadt
    there wasnt a bad batch since most of the Phantom3s are affected by that problem sooner or later. Pre order P3s and much later versions had it. Im not sure how the latest P3 produced right now look like, some say they changed the shell. I would like to see pictures of this
     
  15. Boebe

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2015
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    28
    ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1442137883.422236.jpg i use these carbon props from the start. Never had the original props on it. No cracks so far. Fingers crossed.
     
  16. Boebe

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2015
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    28
    ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1442138066.965193.jpg those props also have a metal insert in them.
     
  17. Daninho

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Germany - Darmstadt
    I wouldnt recommend those props because those are the typical cheap china carbon props. The metal threads maybe work but the warranty is lost. When the Phantom3 crashes they wanna see the props as well and since DJI said no metal threads iit could mean problems. And of course there is always the bad feelings that the props will get loose. So for peace of mind and for warranty reasons alone i wouldnt use them. On the other hand with the plastic threads you have the problem with durability
     
  18. Boebe

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2015
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    28
    At €40,- they aren't cheap. Build quality is excellent. I'm flying rc planes for over 40 years and hope that I can see the difference between good and shite.
     
  19. bobmyers

    Joined:
    May 10, 2015
    Messages:
    3,611
    Likes Received:
    866
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    The metal thread props have been known to come loose-- I have eight brand new white ones , that I wont use.
     
  20. Erroll

    Joined:
    May 15, 2015
    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    212
    Location:
    South Africa
    You no doubt have empirical evidence of this ? (Not hearsay on internet forums)