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P4P mounts on a P4 so we can use low noise props
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SomeoneElsesDrone
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Does anyone with a P4 and P4P see any reason the P4P prop mounts couldn't be mounted to a P4? There would never have been a reason to do this before but now we could take advantage of new low noise props on v2, it's a valid question.
Are the screws for the mounts in different positions?

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msinger
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Yes, you can install the P4P prop mounts on a P4. I did that with my P4.
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Hey there, the propeller mounting plate of P4 series are compatible. You can find it from here: https://store.dji.com/product/ph ... g-plate?from=search
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Nigel_
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The propellers are compatible anyway, no need to change the prop mounts.
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SomeoneElsesDrone
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Nigel_ Posted at 2018-5-14 22:46
The propellers are compatible anyway, no need to change the prop mounts.

Really? I thought that the mounting system had changed.

The new props say ‘compatible with Phantom 4 series’ in one place but compatible with P4P and P4A in another (no mention of P4. Wonder if differences in weight, escs and motor design will make using them in a P4 a bad idea.
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SomeoneElsesDrone Posted at 2018-5-15 13:59
Really? I thought that the mounting system had changed.

The new props say ‘compatible with Phantom 4 series’ in one place but compatible with P4P and P4A in another (no mention of P4. Wonder if differences in weight, escs and motor design will make using them in a P4 a bad idea.

The only difference was a slight re-design of the mounts, the original P4 where their sprung baseplate was updated replaced by the central coiled spring in the P4P & P4A.
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Nigel_
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SomeoneElsesDrone Posted at 2018-5-15 13:59
Wonder if differences in weight, escs and motor design will make using them in a P4 a bad idea.

I think the motors are the same, and there is very little difference in weight, just a few grams lost from the V2 which makes it slightly lighter than the P4 standard instead of slightly heavier.

The ESCs have improved, but the performance is probably the same, likely to be slightly more efficient and will cause less motor whine.  However I don't tend to hear the motors when it is in the air outdoors anyway.

Which just leaves the props, and they are different with an increased pitch angle, new blade tips and they appear to have a bit more surface area.  They appear to be designed for increased lift and thus lower speed.  The aircraft is going to have to adjust to the difference in lift by slowing them down,  but the P4 standard should be capable of doing so.  Might need to be careful if you are flying flat out in sports mode, especially if you are near the ground, or maybe fitting standard props for that type of flying.  For photography I doubt there are going to be any issues.
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