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Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by damoncooper, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. damoncooper

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    Carbon fiber all the way. 13" 13x4.4 for agility, testing, fun and recreational flying and 14" 14x4.8 for aerial photography, stability in windy conditions, heavy lifting (and elevation).

    LP adapters.

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    Is a prop lock not required for this setup?
     
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    Ok, Damon... you've officially freaked me out about my QR props. Thanks!;)

    Now give me some links to all sources. And imagine me muttering your name under my breath as I go through the extra set-up time for my missions.
     
  4. damoncooper

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    Spin on and hand tighten. Unlike original DJI props the threads are perfect and high quality aircraft aluminum. No need for locks.

    Locks were introduced after the fact by DJI because poor manufacturing quality resulted in props (black ones to be precise) that gave users the feedback that they were completely threaded when they were only partially installed.

    That resulted in props flying off due to the Inspire's active braking in the motors.
     
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  5. Lifted Sight

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    Very cool. Do you see increased performance and flight times with the 14' I'm flying the x5 and the flight time isn't great and I don't fully trust the 1345t prop adapters. I've already replaced a set after 35 flights for they started to get sticky weren't clicking into place right.

    With the dual batteries and the t motor props and x5 are you noticing less flight performance?

    Does the battery mod still register the battery properly in the dji go app?
     
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    What gains are you running for each? I assume there are some pretty different handling characteristics vs. stock. I have to admit I really like the stock QR setup (the new version).

    Also curious to see how the rigid CF prop differs from the stock flex prop with respect to stability of video shooting and the gimbal mount, specifically the larger X5 (R).
     
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    No extra setup time is the good news. They spin on and hand tighten. Using them for about 6 months. Get the props anywhere they sell T-Motor stuff, get the adapters at Lynh Phan Global Industries
     
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    No increased flight time from the 14x4.8 props themselves - but more secure, stable and slightly quieter flight performance.

    The battery mod can add full battery redundancy so you keep flying in the event the DJI battery fails or even shuts OFF in flight. It can also add flight time yes. (up to 25min for X5, up to 30 min for X3).
     
  9. Lifted Sight

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    Thats Awesome! Do you see a difference in speed of the craft with the extra weight?

    What lipo packs are you running on the side? Do you have a link to the battery mount adapter and battery mod?

    Thanks for all the info man!
     
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    All answered in the Battery Mod Info thread here.
     
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    Geez, you got about $10K into that thing now?
     
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    I've had to adjust gains to dial things back for the CF props for AP. I don't have settings in front of me but if I recall I dialed back attitude and brake at least.

    I'll find out on the X5R hopefully soon but for handling in gusty wind, the plastic props bounce me around plenty but the 14 CF props are rock solid. The wind needs to move the entire aircraft I guess which takes more energy to move than flexible props.


    All I know is with the 14" CF props the platform is more stable in winds.
     
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    Note I wouldn't draw any conclusions but the pilot did observe one missing prop, spiraling descent and it definitely crashed.
     
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    Damon

    Thanks for your advice on this key matter. I am about to place orders as below for my I1.
    GoodluckBuy
    T-Motor V2 1344 13*4.4 inch Carbon Fiber Propeller Prop CW/CCW for Multicopter 2 Pair ($110)
    T-Motor V2 14*4.8 Carbon Fiber Propeller Prop CW/CCW for Multicopter 2 Pair ($142)
    Lynh Phan Global Industries
    LP CF PROPELLER ADAPTER PLATES (SET OF 4) ($200)
    Total Cost $452 plus shipping to Australia. Before I confirm the orders I presume the above is all correct.
    Many thanks in anticipation
     
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    It looks to me that it wasn't missing a prop but that one of the props was missing a blade.


    Brian
     
  20. damoncooper

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    Yes. That's my setup (except I have two sets of adapters, one set for each set of props). If it's any consolation, it only hurts the first time you pull out the credit card. Once you fly them you forget the pain :)
     
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