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Quadcopter Propellers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ThePhantom, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. ThePhantom

    Nov 29, 2014
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    Hi. So I'm just trying to increase my knowledge about quads. Do propellers, in this case a Phantom, have to be perfectly on the same level with each other horizontally? I mean I guess YES that would be ideal, but what about if there are slight variations (1-3 degree tilt)? Would it affect the flight ability of any quad, even when it has Intelligent settings? Thanks
  2. SteveMann

    Aug 27, 2014
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    Westford, MA
    The props should be balanced and on the same plane. But that is the perfect configuration and every multicopter I've seen just comes close. You wouldn't see a prop that's off-plane by a couple of degrees unless you go looking for it and it won't affect your flight that you would notice. So, in the example of one prop off-plane, the controller will spin it a bit faster to make up for the tiny off-plane thrust vector and you could lose a few seconds of endurance.