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Different Props

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by slugger, May 11, 2013.

  1. slugger

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    Has anyone used the Graupner 9x5 Props on there Phantom, and if so with what kind of luck?
    Thanks
    Slugger
     
  2. Capodrone

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    funny you should post this, I just bought 2 pairs .. cant wait to get them in !
     
  3. Yeager

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    Just picked up two sets of these DJI Phantom Carbon Fiber Propellers from Emodels: http://www.emodels.co.uk/plastic-kits/p ... 42956.html although a little pricey.
     
  4. Capodrone

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    not graupners bro. graupners are in a league of their own, super rare, but best props in market IMO. :!:
     
  5. Yeager

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    Yep thats why I bought these cuz Graupners are indeed hard to find.
     
  6. tvpopta

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    I'm flying the graupner 9x5 props, flies like a charm. They're tall enough to clamp tight between the stock prop nuts and base, but I must admit to a slightly less comfortable feel because of the lack of a shaft key hole. Might switch to nyloc nuts for that. Reamed them using a column drill.
    Can't tell what difference it's gonna make towards vibrations, was already using a damper before switching to the graupners.
     
  7. nrameckers

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    Did anyone need to modify the props? My 9x5" Graupners came in today but they don't fit, the hole is too small.. :?
     
  8. rotorhead42

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    I just got my new Vision 2 Props, incredible. Feels like nitro, though a lot noisier when flying low. It seems the best way to go is the Vision props, lighter, better and much stronger. :D


     
  9. Gizmo3000

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    It's a well known fact that you need to deem out the holes of the Graupners to make them fit a Phantom/dji motor.
    - you might also need to use washer underneath so the prop nut will be able to tighten down enough.

    Personally I wouldn't bother with Graupners,. in fact, I bought a set back in April, never installed and just re-sold them on Ebay.

    I've gone with APC props, they need to be reamed too, but work just as well - at $3 a prop, much easier to replace/keep spares of.
    I'm flying with APC 9x4.5 MR props, and they work just swell.
    CF props are easy to damage.