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Best carbon fiber props for Phantom three 4K
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What are the best carbon fiber props for Phantom three 4K?
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dji carbon props  http://store.dji.com/product/945 ... htening-rotor-black

can get them all black, with white tips and with yellow tips  
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Best?
If you are assuming that carbon fibre will somehow be better than the standard props, you might be in for a surprise.
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labroides@yahoo Posted at 2016-5-9 19:59
Best?
If you are assuming that carbon fibre will somehow be better than the standard props, you migh ...

Everything I have read says they are better and stronger and more efficient.
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CREATOR62 Posted at 2016-5-10 10:14
Everything I have read says they are better and stronger and more efficient.

Then you haven't read much.
Lots of people assume they will be better but testing doesn't come up with any actual improvement in flight characteristics.
The closest you'll find is people that feel they are better.
If it was that easy to gain performance improvement, DJI would have put CF props on as standard.
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labroides@yahoo Posted at 2016-5-9 20:59
Then you haven't read much.
Lots of people assume they will be better but testing doesn't come up  ...

Cf costs alot more to manufacture.   plastic one are just molded and easily mass produced.  i believe carbon fiber is superior in many ways.   

Less deflection.  quieter and more efficient due to no deflection,  stronger.  few grams heavier do in theory less responsive do to inertial mass, but so minimal you would never notice a difference.  
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labroides@yahoo Posted at 2016-5-9 20:59
Then you haven't read much.
Lots of people assume they will be better but testing doesn't come up  ...

I have read quite a bit.
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quickpoint Posted at 2016-5-10 00:27
Cf costs alot more to manufacture.   plastic one are just molded and easily mass produced.  i beli ...

I have to agree with you on this one.
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My testing with the DJI ones show no conclusive evidence of improvement.  I did get 30 seconds longer flight time before hitting 30% battery once but there are too many other more influential variables that could be responsible.  They are slightly stiffer, but I fail to see that as much of an advantage beyond theory alone.  I've certainly not found any consistent measurable advantage.

They were slightly more out of balance than the plastic ones though.  They are also 1g heavier than the standard plastic props! (13g against 12g for the plastic props)

Also, the DJI props aren't really what you'd call carbon fibre. They're plastic with carbon fibre reinforcement.

For the money, I don't think they were worth the postage from DJI.
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nigelw Posted at 2016-5-10 08:33
My testing with the DJI ones show no conclusive evidence of improvement.  I did get 30 seconds longe ...

good article, I think I will stick to the stock props.
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CREATOR62 Posted at 2016-5-10 08:14
Everything I have read says they are better and stronger and more efficient.

My experience is that they might be a bit stronger for light impacts (against chips, dings, etc), but I think they tend to Break before Bend.   I had a rough landing (major wind gust) that tipped my drone on the land and the two props on the down side absolutely shattered - that said, the plastic ones probably would have needed to be replaced as well, so not sure it matters.  But the standard props seem to have a bit more Bend before Break.    That said, the CF ones looks pretty nice.     If there is any operational difference between the two I can't tell.
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timjd3@cox.net Posted at 2016-5-10 09:34
My experience is that they might be a bit stronger for light impacts (against chips, dings, etc),  ...

Thank you for your input
, and knowledge as well.
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labroides@yahoo Posted at 2016-5-9 19:59
Best?
If you are assuming that carbon fibre will somehow be better than the standard props, you migh ...

I also found the CF props are not as balanced as the standard props. I have to slap a bunch of tapes onto my CF props just to get it balanced.
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Maxi3D Posted at 2016-5-10 10:11
I also found the CF props are not as balanced as the standard props. I have to slap a bunch of tap ...

even more reason that I will stick with my stock props.
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Alan Guan Posted at 2016-5-10 13:05
why not stick with the original ones? They are pretty good

You're right Alan, I plan on doing just that.
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