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Carbon fiber prop review

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rnlcomp, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. Rnlcomp

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    Recently purchased a set of carbon fiber props and there's a few things to review about them, while they offer better, well not better but a faster response to the controls, the camera (video recording) suffers.

    Apparently the gimbal is calibrated to operate efficiently with the oem props and response. I made a few runs with both the stock props and the CF props and the recorded video quality suffered using the CF.

    Recording is fluid with oem and jumps around with CF due to it's ability to change direction/altitude very quickly. This might be great for a race quad but for an aerial camera it completely negates the benefits.
     
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  2. Big Anthony

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    oh thanks for the review. You saved me some money as I was going to try a set of the CF props. No need now.
     
  3. john w harris

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    I have just flown my 4k with Aeronaut carbon props (xmas present) after checking them on my dubro balancer and found they were well balanced and flew really well in 10mph gusting 15mph winds , held position real good , recording was smooth no drama's , they are quieter than OEM , well pleased.
     
  4. Rnlcomp

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    You must have the "Genie" edition props because everything you just said don't happen with my set. The only difference I can tell is flight control reaction is faster as well as climb speed.

    I think a lot of people including your self are trying to justify in your minds the $50 spent, I have no problem stating I wasted it.
     
  5. Satellite View

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    john w harris

    I have also been using Aeronaut carbon props on my 4k for some time and find them fantastic with absolutely no
    issue with the camera (so I also have the genie which came with the props).
    I have also clocked them with better battery times as it makes sense due to no or very little prop wash (or vortex) of the plastic ones as they flex too much therefore loosing efficiency.
    They are smoother and more responsive and I do recommend them it is worth the money
    Best wishes.
    John V
     
  6. john w harris

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    Sorry but I have nothing to justify , they work for me period .as we all know through reading numerous threads that no 2 Typhoons.are the same , mine likes them yours doesn't its the chance you take with aftermarket parts.
    If I had problems I would have stated so , so no need to get aggressive , we are all Q500 owners , learning and heilping where we can.
     
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  7. Satellite View

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    john w harris
    I apologise if I gave the wrong impression that was not my intention and to be aggressive.
    regards,
    John V
     
  8. john w harris

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    Sorry John post was not Directed at you it was for rnlcomp sincere apologies
     
  9. Satellite View

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    Hi john w harris
    No problem thanks.
    regards,
    John V
     
  10. Big Anthony

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    Well, I like that you are all playing nice but I'm still up in the air (Pun intended) over the CF Props? Aeronaut, Maytech 13X3 vs. 13X4.5? We need more reviews please.
     
  11. Rnlcomp

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    Didn't mean to sound aggressive, my apologies, my experience with the blades is just not the same, perhaps the few times I tested them it was more windy than when using the oem blades, I do not know. Perhaps I'll try them again when it's dead calm, if that day ever arrives.
    Happy new year to you and yours.
     
  12. john w harris

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    And a Happy New year to you all .
    Weather not good for me either only got out once over Xmas , hopefully get some calmer days soon. :)