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Gemfan Carbon Reinforced Nylon Props

Started by Hands0n, Friday,August 02, 2013, 23:06:38

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Hands0n

Friday,August 02, 2013, 23:06:38 Last Edit: Friday,August 02, 2013, 23:12:40 by Hands0n
My 8x4.5 carbon reinforced props for my quad have arrived.  They are much stiffer than the plastic/abs that they';re replacing. I thought that I';d try these out before considering full on carbon fibre props.

I got these from a Canterbury-based (Kent) eBay seller, two pairs for £7

They are balanced out of the packet - I didn';t have to do a thing. But the hub had to be drilled out to accommodate my 5" prop adapters. A bit of a pain, that.

First flight with these tomorrow (Saturday) if the weather holds. I';d like to go out to a field - but otherwise it';ll be a tame run in the back garden.

His eBay store is here http://stores.ebay.co.uk/rc-needs?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

NB: I have no connection with the seller. Honest.
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Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

nub

i also received a set of these today, do yours look like they had some sort of lacquer on part of the prop?

and the hubs were a bit rough looking where the prop joins on one side.
Point and click.

Monkey see, Monkey do.

Hands0n

It is a bit hard to describe. Mine have a dull finish on both sides of the blade of the prop, while the 1" or so towards the hub is shiny. It looks as if they have been abraded with something - which may explain why they centre on my static balancer.
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Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

nub

yer mine seemed to balance out quite nicely, the hubs were a little off but that';s it, i gave them a quick test earlier and they seemed fine :smiley:

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Point and click.

Monkey see, Monkey do.

fruitsalad

its a high carbon mix in the props as youll notice the edges and near the hubs are strengthened  alot..
are very good props though im very impressed with em so far..
dont grow up,just buy bigger toys!!!!

DarrellW

Just ordered some 9x4.7';s off him to see if I can get better flight times on 3S - will be interesting!
Peter King said that you can go up to 10x4.7 if needed and should get better flight times.
I think..........I think I am........therefore I am.............I think!

fruitsalad

they are just as good,using them on my naza quad,didnt have to balance em much either..
be in post to you monday...
dont grow up,just buy bigger toys!!!!

Hands0n

I broked mine! Having a smashing time in the garden, it was a tad windy, I';d just flown the Teslaquad and decided to give these props a go in the F450.  Not doing to bad and then a massive gust of wind took it into the bushes - the carbon';s brittleness failed the test and two props shattered.  :o

A fresh set ordered for next week.   :smiley:

Oh, and for the short time that I flew them I have to say that the quad did seem to be a bit more stable and responsive.  It seems that there';s nothing quite like a bit of stiffness  ::)

... ... I';ll get me coat.
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Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

DarrellW

Tried my 9x4.7';s out just - balanced more or less spot on out of the packet and fly a treat very similar to the 8x4.5';s on 4S, less than 1/2 throttle to hover and excellent climb rate but best of all motors and esc';s cooler than on 4S and about a whole minute more flight time. Well pleased with them and no prizes for guessing what I';m using from now on.
I think..........I think I am........therefore I am.............I think!

fruitsalad

good to hear,i use the 9" myself very impressed with em..
by the way just been restocked.. :smiley:
dont grow up,just buy bigger toys!!!!

Hands0n

Quote from: fruitsalad on Tuesday,August 06, 2013, 18:39:36
good to hear,i use the 9" myself very impressed with em..
by the way just been restocked.. :smiley:


Where do you chaps get yours from? I';ve just used an eBay seller that is based in Canterbury, he';s quick enough at delivery & stuff.
--
Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

fruitsalad

dont grow up,just buy bigger toys!!!!

Hands0n

Quote from: fruitsalad on Tuesday,August 06, 2013, 23:39:19
im that chap  :smiley:


ROFL  :rofl:  In that case, well done sir, they are marvellous props  :beer2:  ~~ ~~  :beer2:


*takes deep breath and extracts foot from mouth*  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
--
Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

DarrellW

Quote from: Hands0n on Wednesday,August 07, 2013, 00:03:05
ROFL  :rofl:  In that case, well done sir, they are marvellous props  :beer2:  ~~ ~~  :beer2:


*takes deep breath and extracts foot from mouth*  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Thought you were a bit slow on the uptake  ::)  ::)  ::)
I guessed from the August 3rd post and shout-box replies  ~~
I think..........I think I am........therefore I am.............I think!

fruitsalad

i will be stocking some more gemfan props...
sizes and styles as follows...

8x4.5.........to fit  dji   in                   carbon/nylon
10x4.5       to fit  dji   in                   carbon/nylon
10x5     graupner style e-prop   in   carbon/nylon
11x5     graupner style e-prop   in   carbon/nylon

10x4.5        slowfly                         carbon
10x5    graupner style e-prop     carbon
11x5    graupner style e-prop     carbon


on order from gemfan factory due to arrive middle next week...
dont grow up,just buy bigger toys!!!!

powerlord

Nice. Will probably grab some of them.  Bought some off ya last night

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fruitsalad

thanks stuart all packed and ready for the postie...
dont grow up,just buy bigger toys!!!!

g1dtf

Just ordered a set of 10x4.7. Look forward to trying em out after the good things that have been said about them.

Andy.

fruitsalad

thanks andy..
they really are a nice set of props..
dont grow up,just buy bigger toys!!!!

Hands0n

I';m going to need another set of four 8x4.5 from you after last night  :banghead: :banghead:  ::)
--
Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

fruitsalad

whole new parts list id expect..
costly loss..
dont grow up,just buy bigger toys!!!!

Hands0n

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Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

fruitsalad

ive added gemfan carbon/nylon e-prop in 10x5 and 11x5.

got dji props in 8x4.5 and 10x4.5 carbon/nylon to add soon..

and some gemfan carbon props to be added..
dont grow up,just buy bigger toys!!!!