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Self Tightening Carbon Fiber Props

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Avidphoto, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Avidphoto

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    Do anyone know where I can purchase some self tightening carbon fiber props? I can't seem to locate any on Ebay or the internet.
     
  2. nwillitts

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    because they do not exist?
     
  3. Avidphoto

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    Well that sucks!! Can u put carbon fiber blades on he Phantom 2 that aren't self tightening?
     
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  5. nwillitts

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    well,cool,they DO exist-thanks for the link,been looking my self!
    ah crap,ships from china.
     
  6. tosi

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    :roll: http://www.ebay.com/itm/9443-DJI-Phanto ... 4d16eee7e0
     
  7. dan291000

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    Thanks!! Because of you I ordered these, all your fault! :D
     
  8. tosi

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    hehe..props to me ;)
     
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    I would be very interested in hearing how any of these stack up. I recently went with the T-Motor Anti-Gravity motors and props and am not impressed what-so-ever. Thinking about going back to the OE power-train.
     
  10. Mr Mufakka

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    On a P2?
     
  11. zoochase

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    Yes
     
  12. Mr Mufakka

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    Aren't the P2 motors already upgraded? Well, compared to the P1. I read a review of them yesterday saying that the T-motors only got an additional 1 minute of flight vs the stock P2 motors.
     
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    I made a recent inquire to a DJI dealer about the motors and I was told the P1 and P2 motors were the same AND that the T-Motors weren't really an upgrade. From what I have read else where, the T-Motors if anything have better bearings and will out last the OE motors.

    I can tell you from experience, the T-Motor props are NOT an upgrade to the P2. P1, yes, P2, no. And I don't think the Anti-gravity motors better bearings are worth the high pitch whine I have to endure.

    I'm going back to the original motors and props.
     
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    Warning !!!!!

    I received the props from the Ebay listing that was in an earlier post , fitted them and took for a test fly , not good it just took of banked and crashed it had GPS etc so was definitely the props i then swapped the props back and it flew fine . unfortunately it bent all the gimbal mount .
     
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    Wow!!!
     
  16. zoochase

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    I just lost my P2 with those props on it last weekend. I was flying it FPV and it just disappeared. I took a second set and borrowed a balancer, all 4 were way off. I have a new P2 coming next week. I am hoping to use it to find the first one.
     
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    many thanks for the posts

    i saw your first one and ordered a set
    then read you last one and cancelled them - LOL

    lucky escape :)
     
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    So I'm not confused here; you purchased the Carbon Fiber Vision props(9"), bolted them onto your P2, and it crashed?
    Did you balance the props first?
    Did you try and adjust the gains in Naza, first?

    Carbon Fiber props have no flex in them, so they will be very "sporty", and may exceed the Naza's capabilities to correct for an over bank situation, if there isn't enough altitude.
    Also-if you are thinking of purchasing E-bay props; you must balance them first!!!

    Then, start reading the 3 or 4 threads about how to adjust your gains in Naza, before attempting any flight, with the bigger, Vision props.

    Can you describe, in detail the steps you took from the time you received the props, until the crash, please? How high were you? Did you balance them? Any wind?
    reason I ask is; I'm trying to prevent this from happening to anyone else. And, with your unfortunate crash, perhaps you can help to educate us all, on what you did, or did not do, that may have contributed?
     
  19. Ravecreative

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    Yeh. I second that. I'd love to use the carbon props as I would like the extra lift I imagine I'd get from them not flexing
    On the flip side though, I do like the safe feeling the flex gives you.

    Mmmm not sure what to do really.
     
  20. havasuphoto

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    Stick with what you have. CF props can/will shatter on impact. There's little to be gained, time wise, by going from the plastic 8" props to the CF 8" props.
    Also-if you go to the Vision props, I would stay well clear of the CF ones. When you move into a larger diameter prop, you will want some flexing.
    CF props are way over-rated. And, just one crash or bad landing to shatter them-and it's possible, that this could damage the motor(s). However, I've heard from others that damaging the motor isn't possible......I'm sticking with the cheap plastic ones.
    Get a bigger battery(2700mah), and gain 2 minutes ;)