Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

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

Expensive Props

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by The Don, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. The Don

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2013
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well, the weather is getting nicer here in Chicago so my thoughts have turned to flying. I've held off on buying a set of Vision props over the winter since I wouldn't be using them, but I want to get a set because I've heard good things. The prices I'm seeing seem high to me, like $20 for one pair! Does it seem excessive to you guys to drop $40 on a set of props? This isn't a cheap hobby, I know, and I've sunk plenty of money into it, but that seems a bit much.

    -Don
     
  2. nwillitts

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2013
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    0
    a bit high-i pay $8 a pair.
     
  3. Madwak

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2014
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    1
    You are probably getting the crappy copy non genuine props at that price?
     
  4. d4ddyo

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2014
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    0
    it is what it is. at $8 ... thats not genuine. what are you guys doing to go through props? LOL
     
  5. RichardWendt

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2014
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    0
    some of the plastic props was really cheap, it's true, isn't it?
    The carbon fiber props are extremely expensive for me. :lol:
     
  6. nwillitts

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2013
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    0
  7. Madwak

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2014
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    1
    They don't look like phantom vision props?
     
  8. nwillitts

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2013
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    0
    what is the difference in the p2v?
     
  9. Madwak

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2014
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    1
  10. QYV

    QYV

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    NYC
    You do have to specify these days, Phantom 1 props are smaller than Phantom 2.

    I just snagged a 4 pack of Phantom 2 props it says are the genuine DJI version for $12 from Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/DJI-Phantom-Replacement-Tightening-Propeller/dp/B00I0DIOMU

    [edit] apparently there are suppliers listing fake parts as authentic so be careful, looks like I was wrong about the price point that's where the fakies are
     
  11. nwillitts

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2013
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    0
  12. QYV

    QYV

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    NYC
    I didn't mean anybody posting before me was right or wrong, just that one needs to be careful when ordering props... I almost wound up with a set of P1 props the first time I bought some.

    my main point was that $40 for a set of 4 is definitely overpaying, whether you can find them for 8, 10, 12 or 15... I definitely wouldn't pay 40 for a set
     
  13. Madwak

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2014
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    1
    Sorry to piss on your bonfire but there is a big difference between " authentic " and " genuine ". The ones you have snagged on amazon are cheapo copies so beware. Do you not bother reading customer reviews on amazon?
     
  14. ElGuano

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2013
    Messages:
    2,219
    Likes Received:
    4
    I use both genuine DJI and knockoff 3rd party 9443s. The DJIs are well balanced from the factory and have a nicer finish than plastic knockoffs. All knockoffs come randomly unbalanced and can seriously affect flight control and behavior; it once balanced can be just as good as the real thing.

    The best way to avoid getting knockoffs if you are looking for DJIs are to purchase them from reputable dealers uavproducts and 1uas.com carry a good selection of genuine DJI 9443/ in multiple colors and styles. They're also fairly inexpensive (anywhere from $9 a pair for NST to the standard MAP price of $15/pair).

    It's always good to buy a few extra sets for spares :)
     
  15. QYV

    QYV

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    NYC
    apology accepted. I'll be the first to admit you're right.. partly. There are 4 different suppliers for that exact part, and it seems that 1 or 2 of them are legit, and 1 or 2 of them aren't. To answer your question no, I don't read reviews for a cheap $10 part that is clearly advertised as authentic although did YOU bother reading the customer reviews that DID say they got authentic parts?

    How about you go be a dick and lash out to someone that deserves it, like the sellers supplying fake parts that they are listing as authentic instead of people just trying to participate in this forum and help others? stay classy champ
     
  16. Madwak

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2014
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    1
    Did you not think for a minute that the good reviews might come from "friends" of the seller?
     
  17. Northwest_Scene

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2014
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    ive been oredering DJI OEM 9443 P2 vision prop from EZDRONE.COM $16 per pair 2 blades per pack. They are based out of san diego, and they are OEM with DJI Prints.
     
  18. kydan

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    Let me save all of you some time:

    Order the props from uavproducts.com. Free shipping over $50 and no sales tax. $15 per pair (9443's is what I use for my phantom 1.1.1)
     
  19. Whiteram

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2014
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NY
    +1 I buy the same. Same price too but fro dslrpros.com. There is a big difference from factory and knockoffs.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk