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Carbon fiber 9in phantom props from DSLRpros

Postby freelanceshots » Thu May 09, 2013 9:16 pm

Came across these just now. http://www.dslrpros.com/Products/tabid/ ... fault.aspx

What do you think? All my plastic props suck. I can't seem to get a decent balance that stays form day to day to week to week. Only thing about the CF props is if you make a mistake and wack a wall, a branch or any other hard surface I bet they're toast. Ordered them anyways since Graupner is belly up. Also these are designed for the phantom and bolt right on. Pretty cool addition plus the look wicked.
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Re: DJI 9in phantom carbon fiber props DSLRpros

Postby kwolters » Thu May 09, 2013 9:25 pm

Go to ebay and search for (2 pair 8045 carbon fiber propellers) and get the 4 blades for 16.99 including shipping. They do take a while to get (about 2 weeks) and DO need to be opened up with a prop reamer. They are not the best in the world but are carbon fiber and have been working out great for me. Let me know if you have any more questions. K.
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Re: DJI 9in phantom carbon fiber props DSLRpros

Postby freelanceshots » Thu May 09, 2013 9:47 pm

That is a pretty good deal and a serious consideration. Looks like they are exact copies or straight form the mold of a dji plastic white props. A few worth while advantages to the DSLRpro CF props seem to be they are a new design (custom keyed for the phantom), 9 in instead of 8, just bolt right on so no way to ream them off kilter and they are machine balanced and appear to be finished better. I'm all about saving money but the dlsrpros props might be the better buy 53 with free shipping. I've ordered CF motorcycle pieces from china before and it can be really hit or miss in the quality department. Maybe the ebay props as back up since they don't cost a lot.
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Re: DJI 9in phantom carbon fiber props DSLRpros

Postby Gizmo3000 » Thu May 09, 2013 10:50 pm

Not the exact mold, as these are 9" props.
and they're recommending totally changing the gains :
"We've found Pitch-190 / Roll-190 / Yaw-150 / Vertical-150 (and Attitude Pitch-70 / Roll-70) to be an effective setting for these props. "

I would probably try props like these instead of blowing $55
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Pair-8045-8X4 ... 1291711%26
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Re: DJI 9in phantom carbon fiber props DSLRpros

Postby Audaciter » Fri May 10, 2013 4:22 am

I wouldn't be surprised to find that 9" is a typo. The guy in the video didn't say anything about them being larger.
Also, when they show the Phantom running, there looks to be an awful lot of clearance between the props.

As for props being made anywhere but China, not very likely. DSLR Pros, and everyone else import the same thing, and mark
them up.
Myself, and several others here have ordered the ones from eBay, and the fit and finish are really nice. Mine fit perfectly
on the motor shafts without any binding, or play.
The link that Gizmo3000 gave is good, and the props are already keyed to fit the Phantom. (and probably what you would get from DSLR Pros).

A set of props should not cost as much as 2 replacement motors. I would just order 3 complete sets from eBay, so as to
have replacements available.
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Re: DJI 9in phantom carbon fiber props DSLRpros

Postby Audaciter » Fri May 10, 2013 5:19 am

I just visited the DSLR website. They have all Phantom parts marked up way more than other dealers.
A replacement motor should be $24 not $35 I believe a Phantom esc should be $18 not $34.
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Re: DJI 9in phantom carbon fiber props DSLRpros

Postby fourthline » Fri May 10, 2013 10:16 am

I used these and after one tip over upon landing on a rocky trail, they were beat up quite a bit. They're strong but brittle. Also, if you balance props through sanding, I would recommend not doing that with these. Sanding carbon fiber is not fun. I ended up using tape. To be honest, I've gone back to using the plastic props. I've gotten good results with eliminating all jello (along with a dampening unit and ND filters on the gopro). I don't think they're worth the $.
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Re: DJI 9in phantom carbon fiber props DSLRpros

Postby freelanceshots » Fri May 10, 2013 11:04 am

Gizmo3000,

I should have been more clear in my writing as the china props look like the copies and the 9in are a new design. When the guy in the vid holds up the dslrpros props they appear longer so I'm assuming they are 9in. If they are not 9in then I will send them back as this was what interested me. The famous graupner props were close to 45-50 as well with approx 5-10 dollars shipping. Maybe its a waste of money but I already pulled the trigger. I completely agree with the markup seen. No reason to pay the marked up amount when it can be bought from other reputable stores at a lower cost.

Like I said I bought them on a whim. Hopefully a good decision as I'm not having that good of a time with my plastic props. Mine are way out of balance out of the bag where I'm having to add freakishly large amounts of tape to get them even close to balance on the hub. With that said I will get teary eye'd if and when these wack something because the Phantom gods have declared it. Maybe just for field flying, more open area with the CF props and the black plastic for close in flying in and around trees and buildings.

At fourthline,

Unless you were referring to using the china CF props before, nobody's used the dslrpros specific props because they haven't been released yet. On the site it states per-order now, arrive by may 30th. I didn't see this last night as I don't think it was there then. I will put a call in and get some questions answered as I am curious about my purchase.
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Re: DJI 9in phantom carbon fiber props DSLRpros

Postby Yeager » Fri May 10, 2013 12:02 pm

freelanceshots wrote:Came across these just now. http://www.dslrpros.com/Products/tabid/ ... fault.aspx

What do you think? All my plastic props suck. I can't seem to get a decent balance that stays form day to day to week to week. Only thing about the CF props is if you make a mistake and wack a wall, a branch or any other hard surface I bet they're toast. Ordered them anyways since Graupner is belly up. Also these are designed for the phantom and bolt right on. Pretty cool addition plus the look wicked.


Picked up two sets of these DJI Phantom Carbon Fiber Propellers from Emodels: http://www.emodels.co.uk/plastic-kits/p ... 42956.html

A bit pricey, but thought I would try them anyway.
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Re: DJI 9in phantom carbon fiber props DSLRpros

Postby Gizmo3000 » Fri May 10, 2013 1:06 pm

You guys should be fine, as those definitely seem to be the prop option replacement for the graupners (which are now going thru some kind of bankruptcy/restructuring or something)

just be careful to keep your fingers away from the props when they're in motion!

another prop that seems to be quite popular in between the stock props and carbon fiber ones are these
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001HX ... VANMZ9W8DD

But many are waiting with anticipation for the newer 8" props that DJI says they're going to be putting out. (one day)
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