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vision 2 or carbonfibre props upgrade

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by chaghal, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. chaghal

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    Hi,

    Have heard a few mentioning vision 2 props and some carbon fibre. Which is better and realisitcally how much extra flight time am I looking? Anyone any links to good carbon fibre props? Thx
     
  2. SimonH78

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    Get the Vision 2 Props, I use them, far better - less vibes, smoother... IMO ;)
     
  3. lostkiwi

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    Vision 2 . Carbon props are too fragile compared to the genuine Vision 2 ones (they chip easily).
     
  4. Cajvol94

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    Will the Vision 2 props work on the FC40 with prop guards?
     
  5. darwin-t

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    You have to buy 9" prop guards. I found some fiberglass ones on Amazon, don't have them yet.

    I bought original DJI props, white with red stripes.
     
  6. Cajvol94

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    So prop guards for the phantom 2 and or vision will work?
     
  7. lostkiwi

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    Yes they will. Vision 2 prop guards work fine with either the Vision 2 props or the stock FC40 size props
     
  8. Cajvol94

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    Ok thanks
     
  9. DiceOfSeven

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    I bought some 9in carbon fiber and they are not that great really unstable in the air. Had to link my gain settings to my X1 on my controller to turn down the gain or it just oscillates and it's really wobbly in turns. The DJI vision 2 props are awesome great thrust and super stable. I still had to balance my new DJI props so if your doing video might want to do that.
     
  10. J.James

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    I tried the vision 2 style carbon props on my FC40 and did not like them all that much, I had to really mess with the gains to even get it to fly right with out it trying to crash when descending it would start wobbling from side to side and would start oscillate so bad it was hard to control and would just start dropping out of the sky and almost bit the dust a few times. till I got the gains right. and then I dint get any real benefit out of them. It even dropped my flight time down some. THo it could climb really fast and seemed to be more responsive on turns and breaking. for some reason they also would let me fly a tiny bit faster when in GPS mode then the stock ones would, On the other other hand when in atti mode it shaved about 10-mph of my speed. Which was strange considering it usually boogies when in atti mode with the stock ones. So I just switched back to the old ones this past week ends and my speed went back up. Even gained a new personal speed record on flytrax and hit 59.93 miles per hour as soon as i went back to the stock props. Woot woot..... Even in a good wind with the vision style props I was in the low to mid 40's speed area.