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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by FCS-04, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. FCS-04

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    Anyone ever run tri-blade setup, is their any benefit?
     
  2. msinger

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    DJI props work best. They won't void your warranty either ;)
     
  3. sclabrl

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    3 blade prop would definitely increase performance but not sure I'd want to experiment with it.
     
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    3 blade props can increase the motor heat and shorten flight time. More blades doesn't give better performance across the board. It's a give and take situation and more often than not fewer blades are better in "normal" atmosphere.
     
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    The DJI design engineers put a lot of effort into properly matching the props to the motors to get a very effective combination.
    A few have tested but none have found any improvement in 3-blades.
    Most found a significant loss of performance and also that 3 blades props are hard to get balanced.
     
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    What about four?
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    Those aren't actually quads.
    They're just stacked for illustration.

    More blades equal less efficiency.

    More blades allow the disc size to be reduced.
    Not an issue for the Phantoms.
     
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