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Power Hobby 9450 Props

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by cneedelman, May 6, 2015.

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  2. msinger

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    Those are "O-XOXO" props. I wouldn't chance it. Always go with OEM props.
     
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    Absolutely right, stay away from XOXO, I wasted my money on some in the past... Not balanced at well, or at all. Not worth it. IMHO.
     
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    what is wrong with this xoxoxo thing - is it a brand? is it just a balance issue? if they are xoxoxo brand, do they say that on them?

    Just wondering as all my p2v+ v3 props are cheap china 9443 replacements - busted all my dji ones day 1 trying to stop with CSC!@!@#% These cheap ones seem to work fine.
     
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    The blades are a knock off. The original say DJI on the other blade of the model. The knock offs read O-XOXO. They are usually unbalanced or to a much lesser degree. That can cause vibration throughout the aircraft and show in recordings. They are cheaper, but of lesser quality IMO. If you think of the Phantom of a several hundred $$ object, don't skimp on the $ 5 blade difference... Just like putting $60 tires on a luxury SUV.

    You can find the knock offs all over EBay.

    All this is only my opinion of course. And they can be balanced to make them smoother.
     
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    image.jpg This is a sample of the markings.
     
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    Knock-offs.

    Knot [sic] good!
     
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    thank you! guess I have been lucky - non of my cheap ebay china props have x0x0x written on them. at 1/4 the price of dji, they are obviously not dji. I tried to check balance by sticking very thin stiff wire into thread area and look for non parallel both horizontal and vertically and could not measure this way any imbalance.
     
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    Try this one for balancing. It only takes a very little weight to throw it off. The props turn onaverage between 9000 and 9800 RPM. You can imagine the vibration it can cause by unbalanced rotors...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/111640676838?ru=http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=111640676838&_rdc=1
     
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    guess you are looking for a new 2 axis gimbal too :)

    I have seen some of the balancers on ebay. they look nice. I don't see why MY small balance pole is any different than theirs tho and mine cost nothing. maybe it is worth nothing too though!
     
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    haha, actually I did install a 2axis gimbal. Very happy with it. I'm not sure how these rods measure up to your balancing device. Post some pictures, it may be just as good. I tried to make my own balancing rods, didn't turn out too good... I accidentally bent them slightly during the thread cutting and ruined the rod.