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Old Nov 07, 2012, 12:08 AM
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why did you buy Gemfan prop? Price ? quality? Colors?

Hi Guys,
Have you guys buy Gemfan props?
why did you buy gemfan prop? Price ? quality? Colors?
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 01:58 AM
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Can you link to the props you sell?

Some have said here on the forum that there are multiple companies out there that say they are "Gemfan". I personally use your nylon/plastic and carbon/nylon props on many of my multicopters. They work quite well and the price is right. Also, the plastic 5030 props are great too for small multirotors.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 02:02 AM
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Can you link to the props you sell?

Some have said here on the forum that there are multiple companies out there that say they are "Gemfan". I personally use your nylon/plastic and carbon/nylon props on many of my multicopters. They work quite well and the price is right. Also, the plastic 5030 props are great too for small multirotors.
thanks for your reply.
I just want to know why you chose the Gemfan props.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 03:09 AM
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Price and quality mostly. I've had some good luck with them. The small 5030 props can take many hits and will only get some minor scuffs. Carbon/nylon props are very stiff and inexpensive compared to more expensive brands like Graupner etc.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 04:21 AM
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Because that's what HobbyKing have/had.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 05:16 AM
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Price and quality.
Even the small 5x3 that I use get quite a beating and they keep working fine. Cracks, dents,... no worries.
In some cases even after bending the blades on a crash I can put them back straight and keep flying. (not that I should do that but...)

Tried before:
APC >> Great hard props maintain angle even on high speed. But very expensive and very brittle. One crash and they are gone.
Draganfly >> Too soft, warp with speed and tend to break near the hub.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 12:48 AM
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Because that's what HobbyKing have/had.
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HK is the last to multicopters market and have the lamest offer of related stuff.
Only the F-x0A ESC and batteries are worth buying from them. The praised NTM motors are junk, average one of four fails from the start.

I imported Gemfan props for my local community one year before HK at smaller price than their actual price. Contact Gemfan directly and get the MOQ of 50 pairs for $94 shipped, you end at under $1 the prop unit. This minimum package may include mixed sizes and colors.

Currently I am using these:
http://www.goodluckbuy.com/2-pairs-o...adcopter-.html
not so brittle as original APC.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 01:38 AM
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They start with 'gem'. They have to be good.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 01:06 AM
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Currently I am using these:
http://www.goodluckbuy.com/2-pairs-o...adcopter-.html
not so brittle as original APC.
hmmm... are easy to balance or like my gemfan, hard to balance the hub?

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Old Jan 06, 2013, 04:06 AM
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You can get from giantcod UK genuine Gemfan props, at a very good price, under $1 per prop transport included, and fast shipping to EU.
The 10" model are balanced enough to fly as they are, the 12" model requires a bit of tape.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 04:08 AM
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The 5x3 ones you guys are talking about are the 2 blade ones? I found the 5030 3 blade ones to be nothing special. They are very fragile and out of balance.

On the other hand I quite like the 8045 props in carbon/nylon and nylon. Quite well balanced and easy to get to spin true.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:28 AM
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You can get from giantcod UK genuine Gemfan props, at a very good price, under $1 per prop transport included, and fast shipping to EU.
The 10" model are balanced enough to fly as they are, the 12" model requires a bit of tape.
Are the 08x45 carbon filled type or the normal pastic style? I like the carbon filled gemfan and of course looking for the cheapest I can find.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:40 AM
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I think they are plastic, can't imagine you can get carbon reinforced for under $1.
I can't speak for 8, I bought 10/12 only.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:43 AM
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I like to use 13" wood props:
http://www.quadframe.us/collections/...wood-propeller
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 12:19 PM
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Have you guys buy Gemfan props?
why did you buy gemfan prop? Price ? quality? Colors?
Impressions concerning 10x4.5:

Price ? Very good
Quality ? Good. Balance is above average.
Colors ? I like orange and green ones, they're stronger than black ones.
Seller ? http://flyduino.net/Propeller-Rotore...rbon-Fiberglas

We (my son and me) use them on our training quads and we have broken a lot of them, mainly because of wind and trees.
One more broken today after a tree encounter.
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