Has anyone tried the Xoar Electric Beechwood 14X5 Propellers

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  1. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    For the most they stay in any place but I could use a couple to balance a little better from side to side. I know how to add weight to the tips of the props to compensate but i wasn't sure about the process of balancing the hub.
     
  2. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Dave:
    Check out this video:
    Specifically at 02:40, the guy talks about using velcro and superglue -- this is for a plastic prop.
    However, by using adhesive backed lead or aluminum foil (do a Google search to find vendors), you can put a small piece of metal on the side of the hub of the Xoar and burnish it down with the back of a spoon (do not use the spoon in the kitchen after using it on lead!) You can also use the plastic cap from a ballpoint pen as a burnishing tool

    Hope this helps.
    Andy.
     
  3. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Has anyone noticed that there seems to be a national shortage of Xoar 14x5. Can't seem to buy them anywhere....QC, Mikrokopter.us etc. are all out of stock, with an arrival date (in the case of QC) of June.

    Anyone seen anyplace in N. America that has them in stock?
    Andy.
     
  4. Gary Haynes

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    However for wood props I was advised by Xoar not to do the CA/Velcro approach. They didn't say why but would assume that the CA might penetrate the wood and perhaps weaken it. Better to use tape. I use vinyl electrical tape for the hub if the weight required doesn't require multiple pieces. If it is multiples I use lead tape that is used for golf clubs or tennis rackets.

    That said I spoke with a number of folks at NAB that I respect and universally the answer was that they just fly em as the buy em. One said that he balanced them by checking vibes while installed on the copter, one motor at a time and balanced on the copter motor.
     
  5. Josh Lambeth

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    Oh NOW you tell us not to use the CA glue approach... right after I added CA and washers to my props. HAHA!

    I am planning on ditching the Xoars and going with these... heard awesome things about them so far... only down-side is they are expensive!

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    josh
     
  6. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    I'll be interested to hear how you get on the with the T-Motor carbon prop, Josh.

    Andy.
     
  7. Josh Lambeth

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    I would cry if I crashed using those props though... 2x the price of the Xoars... $67/pair! :(
     
  8. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Open the file Lambert.ini on the microSD card and add this line:

    DoNotCrash = 1​

    That should do it.
    You're welcome. :)

    Andy.
     
  9. Josh Lambeth

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    HAHA thanks Andy. I appreciate it. I owe you a case of Guinness now!
     
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    I love them, they are truly balanced out of the package and I trust them so much now I don't even check them anymore. And they do not flex so you get a little more power and no loss of power due to flex like the APC props
     

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