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folding props?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by d4ddyo, May 20, 2014.

  1. d4ddyo

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    I know there are tons of props out there... and I know this has been worked to death and everyone advises to only use the DJI props...

    There has to be a prop that is a little more rigid than the stock that will help with vibrations and still perform as intended.

    Also... are there folding props or adapters that will allow folding props on the phantom?
     
  2. Ozzyguy

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    Yes there are folding DJI props. Wether DJI has plans for a 9 inch version is doubtful.
     
  3. d4ddyo

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    Are there anyone available now from other companies?
     
  4. 750r

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    Have you tried balancing the props & motor bells ?
     
  5. d4ddyo

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    they are balanced... on a clear day it is fine... when I fly in windy days ... the flex makes a difference.. but I also realize there is a fine line with flex and rigidity ... when it's too rigid it transmits more vibration??

    I also want folding props for the purpose of transport.
     
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    In all honesty, spinning props on takes less than 30 seconds.

    Sent from Samsung S4 via Tapatalk
     
  7. d4ddyo

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    Never timed myself but I do realize that. I still want to try and find some... is that ok?
     
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    What is the difference that you have you seen on windy days that you are attributing to prop flex?
     
  9. d4ddyo

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    jello only evident during those days and not during calm days in my videos.
     
  10. panhygrous pantler

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    Wouldn't it be easier to plop on a ND filter vs. trying to find a (most likely non-existent) prop solution?