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Huge prop comparison, Counterfeit vs Genuine, 9443 vs 9450

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WillU, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. WillU

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    Just did a couple test I thought you guys might be interested in. I'm by no means an expert, so I'd love to hear your guys' opinions and thoughts. I really wanted to like the carbon fiber props but was mostly surprised by the set of counterfeit phantom 2 props I purchased.

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2DbKyZsRxM[/youtube]


    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gBX8NNPtvs[/youtube]
     
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    Re: Huge prop comparison, Counterfeit vs Genuine, 9443 vs 94

    Great videos! Watched them both and subscribed both accounts. Very detailed :D
     
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    Re: Huge prop comparison, Counterfeit vs Genuine, 9443 vs 94

    Great videos, so good to see all the options available. Thanks!
     
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    Re: Huge prop comparison, Counterfeit vs Genuine, 9443 vs 94

    You know, I don't think you just got a good set of those XOXO props...all of the ones I've gotten are great. I haven't had one pair that's come in out of balance. Just got more in today...and they work great! I just ruined a few figuring out the best landing gear for tipping.
     
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    Re: Huge prop comparison, Counterfeit vs Genuine, 9443 vs 94

    I hate to admit that the newer XOXOXO props really aren't that bad. If you'd like to test some of their earlier efforts, I'll be more than happy to send you a set of 9443 props that I'll never fly with. Balance was way off, threads were crap and my P2V flew like the proverbial "drunken sparrow." :shock:

    I bought a set of their 9450 props, by accident, recently... and can't find all that much fault. :)

    -slinger
     
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    Re: Huge prop comparison, Counterfeit vs Genuine, 9443 vs 94

    :D Excellent test! Great video too!
    Different props have always been fun to try...so subjective the results ;)
    I've always found the carbon fiber 9445 supior to stock Dji. My theory is based on flying at higher elevations (3-6,000 ASL) with low humidity, the stiffer props run smoother and I seem to get less jello in my video.

    A couple of months ago I got two full sets of the XOXO 9450 "Thrust Enhanced" props off Ebay. None needed balance correction and the noise reduction was surprising. I can't tell any difference between them and the DJI 9450 "Thrust Boosted" ones. They are nearly identical!

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    I've been waiting for your flight review, Gunslinger! As I recall you got a great deal! :lol:
     
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    Smart *** !!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    -slinger
     
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    Re: Huge prop comparison, Counterfeit vs Genuine, 9443 vs 94

    That's good to hear! A majority of what I saw from comments were really bashing the o-xoxo's, so I was a bit nervous about recommending them. Though I really don't like what they were doing to my engine hubs, and i'm pretty sure forcing them on isn't advisable. Even so, if 1 out of 4 had to be tossed out of the bag it's still worked out to being a better deal, lol.
     
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    Nice job on the review, BTW... Will. Well done and very informative. I hadn't thought to drill out the old 9443 blades with the crappy threads, but I'll give that a shot and see if it's the same issue. I suspect it is...

    -slinger
     
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    Re: Huge prop comparison, Counterfeit vs Genuine, 9443 vs 94

    Hey, cracking video production. very well done
     
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    Re: Huge prop comparison, Counterfeit vs Genuine, 9443 vs 94

    It works if you don´t use youtu.be
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2DbKyZsRxM[/youtube]
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gBX8NNPtvs[/youtube]
     
  12. WillU

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    Thank you so much! It was driving me crazy...