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I'm new to flying a Phantom 2 Vision +. This forum was great to me about a week or so ago when I had a software question. Can you explain the difference to me between standard props and carbon fiber props?

Also, do I need a prop balancer - and if so, can anyone recommend one?

Thank you all in advance for sharing your knowledge & expertise.

Jim
 
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std probs hurt if you catch your hand, carbon one dont hurt they just remove your hand.
being serious stay with std ones. lots of time went into matching them up to your bird. lots of probs have been reported using carbon ones
 

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Can you explain the difference to me between standard props and carbon fiber props?
It's a good idea to only use DJI OEM props. DJI does not make full carbon fiber props. They do make props that are reinforced with carbon fiber though:

DJI E300 Carbon Fiber Reinforced Props (White Tip)
DJI E300 Carbon Fiber Reinforced Props (Yellow Tip)

Those props are 9443's though. You'll get better performance out of 9450's. And, if you have a P2V+ version 3 (or if you upgraded the motors), you should only use 9450's.

Also, do I need a prop balancer - and if so, can anyone recommend one?
Running with balanced props will ensure you're flying efficiently and not adding jello to your videos. All of the DJI OEM props I ever bought were a bit unbalanced. That said, I'm betting yours aren't 100% balanced either.

The SpeedyTM prop balancer works well for me. It's also a nice choice because it comes with the balancer and rod. You can find a complete list of compatible balancers and rods here.
 
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It's a good idea to only use DJI OEM props. DJI does not make full carbon fiber props. They do make props that are reinforced with carbon fiber though:

http://www.multicopterwarehouse.com/dji-e300-carbon-fiber-reinforced-props-white-tip
http://www.multicopterwarehouse.com/dji-e300-carbon-fiber-reinforced-props-yellow-tip

Those props are 9443's though. You'll get better performance out of 9450's. And, if you have a P2V+ version 3 (or if you upgraded the motors), you should only use 9450's.


Running with balanced props will ensure you're flying efficiently and not adding jello to your videos. All of the DJI OEM props I ever bought were a bit unbalanced. That said, I'm betting yours aren't 100% balanced either.

The SpeedyTM prop balancer works well for me. It's also a nice choice because it comes with the balancer and rod.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...Code=as2&tag=ph079-20&linkId=OBLYMGAUFPK5WAEH

You can find a complete list of compatible balancers and rods here:
https://www.phantomhelp.com/#Props
It's a good idea to only use DJI OEM props. DJI does not make full carbon fiber props. They do make props that are reinforced with carbon fiber though:

http://www.multicopterwarehouse.com/dji-e300-carbon-fiber-reinforced-props-white-tip
http://www.multicopterwarehouse.com/dji-e300-carbon-fiber-reinforced-props-yellow-tip

Those props are 9443's though. You'll get better performance out of 9450's. And, if you have a P2V+ version 3 (or if you upgraded the motors), you should only use 9450's.


Running with balanced props will ensure you're flying efficiently and not adding jello to your videos. All of the DJI OEM props I ever bought were a bit unbalanced. That said, I'm betting yours aren't 100% balanced either.

The SpeedyTM prop balancer works well for me. It's also a nice choice because it comes with the balancer and rod.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...Code=as2&tag=ph079-20&linkId=OBLYMGAUFPK5WAEH

You can find a complete list of compatible balancers and rods here:
https://www.phantomhelp.com/#Props

msinger - You were the guy who bailed me out the last time I was on this forum. Thank you! Please know I appreciate your assistance.
Best,
Jim
 
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One only needs to look at a few Google images of carbon fiber prop injuries to make you realize the risk/reward doesn't pan out favorably.
 
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DJI has better quality control on their props and you pay for that. I'm not ready to ruin a set of $30 props even with guards
I'm cheap and still learning and buy the cheap props on ebay. They work fine but you get what you pay for. They chip easily and I've thrown some away since the threads aren't right after almost stripping one of my motors.
I use a Du Bro prop balancer. Add in the balance rod and it's about $35.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1008786-REG/du_bro_dub499_tru_spin_prop_balancer.html
 

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