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Upgraded propellers

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Eagle430s
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Upgraded propellers

Post by Eagle430s » 25 Dec 2018, 09:43

Hi i ve seen for sale an upgraded carbon fibre propellers for bebop 2..the description claims they are more stable and provide better thrust/response
However they are not made by parrot
Anybody used them? Are they worth buying them over the original ones?

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Re: Upgraded propellers

Post by waterlanding » 26 Dec 2018, 03:13

Eagle430s wrote:
25 Dec 2018, 09:43
Hi i ve seen for sale an upgraded carbon fibre propellers for bebop 2..the description claims they are more stable and provide better thrust/response
However they are not made by parrot
Anybody used them? Are they worth buying them over the original ones?
Believe me, carbon fiber props are no upgrade - in fact they're a major downgrade to a Bebop 2. CF is more rigid and the props cause a lot of vibration in the drone. The bebop 2 was designed specifically to use flexible props.

Speaking of flexible props, CF props are very hard and very sharp. They can easily cut through a finger. Poor performance and dangerous? That'a no upgrade.

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Re: Upgraded propellers

Post by Apolonio » 26 Dec 2018, 16:58

I agree with waterlanding, they are not an upgrade.

They fit on the motors loosely, they are thin at the mounting area. As you tighten them down, the threaded portion of prop screws will eventually strip. Been there, done that and others experienced the same.

Use Parrot made BB2 props only, don’t risk it.

Paul

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