Next up in our “Ask Drone Girl” collection is about upgrading your racing drone propellers. If you could have a query for Drone Girl, contact her right here.
I’ve a Kingdowin & Hitec 280’s quad racers, and wish to change the blades to nylon props. What do you counsel for these 2 prop quads? I used to be GemFan & DALs.
I reached out to a few of the world’s high drone racers to get you a greater reply than I ever might (with regards to drone racing, I’m a complete novice).
First, that you must determine what extra you need out of your propellers. Do you want extra thrust? Are you a racer? Do you favor freestyle?
From there, my buddy and drone racing professional Zoe Stumbaugh put collectively an especially thorough information for you (Zoe runs the website HexinAir. Check it out!):
DAL 5045 Cyclones: These are sturdy, decently environment friendly, and an excellent mixture of high finish pace and low finish “grip/torque” in the air.
“I don’t replace broken props- just heavily damaged ones,” Stumbaugh stated. “They’re an incredibly durable material mix. You could even call them the original indestructible prop.”
“I started out on Gemfans but I found that DAL’s were more robust and didn’t break as easily,” stated drone pilot Melissa Chambers.
GemFan 5x5x3 Glass Fiber Nylon Propellers: These are extremely beneficial for Freestyle, as the additional pitch and floor space of the prop makes it extra “grippy”. It’s not as sturdy, however it’s extra inflexible than DAL’s materials, Stumbaugh says.
APC B5x4E-Four-B4: This is one among the best quad blade props, however by transferring two of the blades nearer collectively, it takes benefit of the air disturbance created by the blade in entrance of it. APC makes use of a customized materials bled that’s amongst the most inflexible and excessive efficiency.
“It’s the smoothest acceleration curve of any prop I’ve flown,” Stumbaugh added.
Master AirScrew BN-3blade-FPV – 5×Four.5 prop: This is one other distinctive prop, nice mix of effectivity and “thrust” with the large, massive, aerodynamically formed prop. Taking benefit of distinctive properties the form of the propeller offers for better effectivity. This is amongst the smoothest props because of materials and building.
You can also need to look into HQProp propellers.
“For freestyle, it’s better to use more ‘flat’ props,” stated drone pilot Lexie Janson in reference to the HQProps.
But when you’re into racing, you’re going to need one thing like Gemfan Flash.
“They’ve really improved their stock throughout 2017,” Janson stated.
Of course, don’t stick to 1. They are fairly cheap, so it’s price doing a little experimenting your self.
“It’s best to try different props and decide which ones you want,” Janson stated.
“All of the above props will most likely be an upgrade over what you’re using now,” Stumbaugh stated. “They will add a good amount of thrust to your machine over the stock props. You might need to return the machine if you go that route, otherwise there are dual blade versions of all the blades listed that will be much closer to stock.”
Many, many because of Zoe Stumbaugh for serving to with this put up! Check out her website at HexinAir.com.