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Prop Upgrade question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jbrown83, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Jbrown83

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    Hello, any recommendations for a decent set of props for a Phantom 1.0? I'm looking for an upgrade from my stock props. I have upgraded my motors to t motor antigravity. Would their props be much better? Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
  2. Ozzyguy

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    General consensus is to use vision props.
     
  3. OI Photography

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    +1

    http://www.amazon.com/DJI-Phantom-Repla ... 689&sr=1-9

    Just make sure first that the T-motor anti-gravity set you bought has the opposing threads required to use those self-tightening props. If the model number printed on the motors is MN2214-11, you should be fine...if the -11 is missing at the end, you'll need to use other props than the self-tightening ones like those.
     
  4. havasuphoto

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    Read this thread;http://www.phantompilots.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6817
    There are links in there for the Vision props, without the nuts, for version 1.0(same as I had). The white one's on E-bay work just fine. But, you'll need to educate yourself about adjusting your gain values.

    Some people just leave the gain values stock, and it flies fine. Others find that it wobbles a bit.

    Avoid Carbon Fiber!!! They're expensive, they don't really increase flight times that much, and one bad landing, and they break.

    Also, as OI Photography said-if you upgrade motors to the t-motors, get the -11 because then you will have "self-tightening" props.

    You can also order the Phantom 1.1.1 Self-tightening engines, and replace 2 of your engines(CW), with the "black dot" CW engines. Then, you can use DJI stock Vision props with the nuts built in.

    Lots of threads on props here......
     
  5. Jbrown83

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    I have many dozens of hours of flight time on 6 sets of carbon fiber props, and like them for their weight savings. As with plastic, they perform great once balanced. I don't have self-tightening motor mounts so I haven't had a chance to try the genuine DJI plastic 9443s yet, but I don't have a problem recommending CF. There are a few people on here who have strong opinions against carbon props, so note that YMMV. I have nothing against the plastic versions, they seem to work quite nicely as well.
     
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  8. havasuphoto

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    Me too!! I'm actually going out to re-test those, on my new version 1.1.1 self-tightening engines.
    Gonna fiddle with my gains a bit. I flew the stock DJI Vision props yesterday(w/nuts), and they flew fine...but, I can't balance those.
    So, I want to see how the aircraft behaves with the new engines and balanced Vision props.

    But, just found out the issue I have with my Zen H3 gimbal, is the same issue everyone has. So, it will be going into the trash as soon as I find a suitable replacement.