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looking forward to trying DJI carbon props

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by p fandango, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. p fandango

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    got a nice parcel this afternoon containing my DJI 9443 carbon props (& V2 controller). They feel so much more solid than the normal props, & really don't flex at all. Even tapping them they sound almost ceramic. Hopefully i'll be able to get out with them tomorrow (hang-over permitting)
     
  2. davisual

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    Flew them only once... went right back to stock props
     
  3. Larry L

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    Have a set of tiger motor props. Can't get them to balance. Dropped gain twice with no help. Camera & gamble just shakes. I do not know if I just have a bad set.
     
  4. p fandango

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    were they DJI props?
     
  5. p fandango

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    i'm yet to get a prop balancer so i'll see what there like straight from the box
     
  6. p fandango

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    oh thats not nice, must say i've been bitten by the stock props (very novice flier back then) so will defo be taking care with these

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  7. hemorrhagic flyer

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    Why do you think flex is detrimental to performance?

    What issues are you having with stock props?

    What gains to you anticipate from the carbon knock offs?
     
  8. p fandango

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    if a prop changes shape/pitch (which it will with flex), then it won't be working to the spec it was designed too all the time

    none at all, but trail & error & evolution might find an even better prop

    genuine DJI i'm afraid ;). & who knows what difference they'll make till you try them
     
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    Be aware! I fully understand that people fly using carbon with no problems, on the other hand when I used them on my craft it flew off at a very erratic speed on its side, totally out of control and smashed to the ground causing me hundreds of pounds worth of damage. My flying pal says my phantom thinks its an aeroplane.... we laugh about it now.

    I was told by the repair centre he thought the third party carbon props confuses the controller. Please do some research and don't buy the unbalanced crap I did. DJI only for me.

    Good luck.......just speaking from a bad experience

    Best of luck
     
  10. p fandango

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    thanks for the advice & warning, these are DJI (direct from DJI supplier, & in a DJI packet) so should be compatible. They are the same as the 9443's, just made of a different material
     
  11. p fandango

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    no worries mate, i've put too much money into it to risk anything stupid like flying if i'm not upto it. Hope you have a good New Year yourself :)
     
  12. hemorrhagic flyer

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    What you fail to understand is that rotors are designed to flex.
     
  13. p fandango

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    for the sake of £30 i'm quite happy to try & see how they work, if they are crap then they'll get put away as spares
     
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    Let us know what you find out!
     
  15. p fandango

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    will do. I've now got 9443's, carbon 9443's & 9450's so hoping to try them all out in a good session soon
     
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    propellers that flex are good, they absorb shock and absorb turbulance better. If the propellers dont flex than this may cause the phantom to have more vibrations that will cause your videos to have more vibrations.
     
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    With the TM props, they are supposed to be balanced from the factory.
     
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    I tried some CF props on a PH1 and it descended with much prop wash causing it to crash.
     
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    flex isn't always a bad thing, and in some case necessary, a big difference the carbon props will make is to the cost of repairs
     
  20. p fandango

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    due to high winds i only got 5 minutes in the air, but intial thoughts are the Phantom does seem alot more responsive & "shoot off" quicker, i doubt that is due to the V2 controller. Hopefully be able to get some back-to-back comparisons with the different props soon