What props you Prefer

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  1. Pavlos Antoniou

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    Hello guys can you tell us the props you like more..!

    I have 14 4.7 but i want to try 13x6.5 and xoar 14x5...

    What do you think?

    4s setup :)
     
  2. Marc BRACELET

    Marc BRACELET Active Member

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    Hi Pat...
    I really prefer XOAR props, i fly with 14*5.
    Wood props are far better than plastic props for sure....:cool:
    Try XOAR 14*5 and you won't be disappointed...:rolleyes:
     
  3. Pavlos Antoniou

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    Can you tellme the main difference compared to 14x4.7 ? For istance better in wind??
     
  4. Marc BRACELET

    Marc BRACELET Active Member

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    What sort of props are your 14*4.7 (wood, plastic, carbon) i don't think that there is a big difference between two plastic props 14*5 and 14*4.7 for example.:rolleyes:
     
  5. Pavlos Antoniou

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    I have the APC 14*4.7 APC SF
     
  6. Arthur Vieira

    Arthur Vieira Flight Squad

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    I'm using the APC 14x4.7 but I'm seriously considering upgrading to Xoar for the simple reason of Tracking!!! My APCs lose tracking on hot days and this causes some annoying vibrations.
     
  7. Tabb Firchau

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    For everything up to an FS100 I really like the APC 14x4.7 The XOAR props fly much better IMO but I do not like having to be so careful with the machine. With the APC props they are really tough and can take some abuse throwing in the back of the car etc.

    If you have to carry bigger / heavier cameras the next step up for me is the XOAR 14x6 prop. After that if I need more lift I step up to a XOAR 15x5. I have not tested anything bigger yet as I am waiting on some 16's and 17's. That said the 15x5's create more then enough lift for anything I will be carrying in the near future.

    Best,

    Tabb
     
  8. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    The APC 14 x 4.7's can be balanced by sanding -- I presume you have to stick tape on the Xoar's as they have a gloss finish on them.
    I think I'll stay with the APCs until those trees stop leaping into the flight path....we have very aggressive trees in the Pacific Northwest. :rolleyes:
    Don't think I want to spring for wood or carbon fibre props just yet until I've got at least a couple of hundred flight hours.

    Andy.
     
  9. Pavlos Antoniou

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    guys i just checked for first time if my props has tracking and i saw that all have tracking from 1mm to 5mm :(:(:(

    why is that can i do somerhing?
     
  10. Guilherme Barbosa

    Guilherme Barbosa Distributor

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    If they are made of nylon or plastic, they all will have this issue, by use or heat,
    You can fix them with a little bend here bend there with hands.
    Or it may be the motor mount disalinged chech with a bublle level.
    If it is the propeller you will have to leave with the bend here bend there procedure or move to carbon/wood
    The nylon have this issues, bu as Tabb said somewhere they don´t need as 1/3 of care as the others require, ( on transport, wood is the most sensitive to chips, followed by carbon.... don´t ask me how I know
     
  11. Pavlos Antoniou

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    No it not the motor... I checked for tracking on my Balancer...!!

    So with my hands you think i can make the tracking better?
     
  12. Pavlos Antoniou

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    Guys do anyone use 13-6.5 APc props???

    I have a set o you think its good to try it or not..!
     
  13. Josh Lambeth

    Josh Lambeth Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered a set of Xoar 15x5s... Ill let you know how they work once I get everything finished. :D

    Josh
     
  14. Tabb Firchau

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    I found the 13x6.5 to be too heavy and fly poorly. The 14x4.7 are still my favorite prop for anything up to an FS100/700 sized camera

    Tabb
     
  15. Guilherme Barbosa

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    Yep
    Yep you can improve your track just with your bare hands
     
  16. Benjamin Rowland

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    Exactly the same experience we've had with testing props. We love the APC SF 14x4.7 for lighter cams, but the Xoars are the way to go for the heavier cams.
     
  17. Tommy - KnightDesignDev

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    In our limited experience, we have also been very happy with the APC.
    New CarbonFiber props will get a trial today.

     
  18. Benjamin Rowland

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    We're also trying out some carbon fiber Xoar props - we'll see how they fly.
     
  19. Pavlos Antoniou

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    Guys for the 710 tiger motors on 4s its better to buy the 14x4 xoar or the 14x5 xoar..

    From an eshop they told me to order the 14x4..:):)

    What you think?
     
  20. Peter Gøthche

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    I have tested xoar 13x6,5 and some carbon 14x4,7 SF and still i always ending up using the apc 14x4,7. For some reason these works really good on this bird.
     

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