September 16, 2014 at 2:02PM

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Best props for DJI Phantom 2?

The setup I am currently running is as follows:

DJI Phantom 2
Zenmuse HD-3D Gimbal
GoPro Hero 3 Black
7" Black Pearl Monitor
Immersionrc 5.8Ghz fpv
Circular Polarised Antenna
Patch Antenna
Polar Pro ND Filter

Up until now I have been using the stock props and they have worked fine. But when I let the copter hover in GPS mode it doesn't hold position as well as I'd like. I have heard that Carbon Props work well for this? Is this true?

Essentially I'm looking for the most optimal yet compact aerial system. Could someone shine some light on what props would work best for speed, control and precision?

If you have any other Phantom related advice I'd be glad to hear it!

Alex

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The best props I have found and used are 9" carbon fiber ones. I have ordered some from DSLRPros.com, and have also found the same ones, just a lot cheaper on ebay. The ones I found are made by gemfan, but they could just be relabeled. I've used silver tops, and the magenta tops. There is a noticeable difference in overall speed and response. They also hold up better against minor crashes. The carbon fiber props may chip and fray a bit, instead of exploding upon impact like the plastic/stock ones.
Here is an example:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/8x-Carbon-Fiber-9-9443-Self-Tightening-Propeller-Prop-CW-CCW-DJI-Phantom-2-Ver-/121418612111?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c451cfd8f

September 25, 2014 at 5:50PM

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Nate Jones
Cinematographer | Video Marketing Production Specialist
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I have the carbon fiber props for the Phantom 1. They made the craft more responsive and it seems to have an easier time staying in the air. I didn't see any real improvement in hovering/holding position as that is really due to air currents more than anything. On a side note, the carbon fiber props also turned it into a flying lawnmower so keep your distance from living things when flying with them.

September 30, 2014 at 2:38PM

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Daniel Dyer
Filmmaker
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Ditch the Phantom altogether and get a real MR... TBS Disco w/ SuperX or the Cinetank.

October 4, 2014 at 12:34PM, Edited October 4, 12:34PM

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Tom Holton
UAS Specialist
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I Think should better 3+ because have a log color space for maching film.

October 6, 2014 at 2:31AM

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Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director
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I think you are right...

October 7, 2014 at 8:03PM

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