Benefits of Wooden Props

Discussion in 'CineStar FAQ - Tips and Tricks' started by Maxis Gamez, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Maxis Gamez

    Maxis Gamez Member

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    Greetings,

    First post here. I've been following everyone's post for a while. First, THANK YOU all for sharing amazing information.

    I've been noticing that a lot of folks flying with wooden props. Once I was told that wooden props provide a "smoother" ride compared to carbon props due to the fact that they aren't as stiff/sensitive as carbon.

    What are you guys feeling?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Marty Ferris

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    Hi Maxis,

    I fly Xoar Wooden Props and definitely prefer them over APC or Carbon props. It may be subjective but I feel the Cinestar is happier cutting through the air on them. Be aware they are a bit more fragile than other props, this may be a problem if you are constantly transporting your bird.

    I don't know about others experience but I find the hubs are quite badly out of balance and need some weight to balance properly although the tip to tip balance is pretty good.

    Try a set, I don't think you will be disappointed!!
     
  3. Nick Adams

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    I just switched to wooden props. I really like them. The biggest difference I noticed
    Was the amount of prop wash. They make a huge difference when desending ( no where near
    as bumpy) they also seem to help in the last couple of feet of landing.


    Nick
     
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    Not sure how I made my last post a quote but it was from me and I meant what I said :)
     
  6. Maxis Gamez

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    Thank you all for the comments and suggestions. Looks like I'll be ordering a set. I really appreciate it!

    Thanks!
     

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