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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:26 PM
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 06:14 AM
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I forgot to add that for the evening video my V959 was fitted with the GWS 5443 blades.
I just received my GWS blades and yes the set screw holes don't line up on the v959 and leave a little slop.
I pressed them on/down to where I wanted them and drilled a new hole in the shaft. Seems OK but haven't got it out flying yet.

*As others have said check the balance on the GWS blades.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 06:25 AM
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Don't they all?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 06:38 AM
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It took me a while to understand it. Haha!
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 07:19 AM
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Good to know that new hole solution.
Mine is taking forever to get here.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 07:51 AM
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I just received my GWS blades and yes the set screw holes don't line up on the v959 and leave a little slop.
I pressed them on/down to where I wanted them and drilled a new hole in the shaft. Seems OK but haven't got it out flying yet.

*As others have said check the balance on the GWS blades.
On second thought....

Just flew mine indoors. It vibrated and shook like crazy..
Took off the balancing tape and it still flew like crap.
Switching back to the stock props... stay tuned.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:44 AM
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Inevitability: win of the year right there...lol!
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:21 AM
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Inevitability: win of the year right there...lol!
Re: Don't change it if it ain't broke.

I loved my V959 right out of the box.

From my plane experience, in general, the longer the prop the more thrust and the more pitch the more speed but slower acceleration.

The stock v959 props are longer and have less pitch than the GWS.

I will keep the GWS and try them on my 929 which is a closer match.

Oh well...
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:32 AM
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I replaced two V959 blades with the GWS 5443 blades. I put the quad over a desk fan. The airflow hits the quad perpendicularly. The two GWS 5443 blades spun earlier and faster than the other two blades i.e. stock V959 blades. I'm not sure if this means anything.

The balance of the GWS 5443 blades are very, very bad. If you didn't balance them before trying, do expect them to be a downgrade. I'd be very surprised if the quad flies fine with the unbalanced blades.

Look closely at the blade - one end has "GWS" while the other end has "5443". The "GWS" end is much lighter and require quite a lot of tape to balance the blade.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:34 AM
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Re: Don't change it if it ain't broke.

I loved my V959 right out of the box.

From my plane experience, in general, the longer the prop the more thrust and the more pitch the more speed but slower acceleration.

The stock v959 props are longer and have less pitch than the GWS.

I will keep the GWS and try them on my 929 which is a closer match.

Oh well...
Yup, selecting the right prop is very important in both fixed winged aircraft and quads alike. I think the stock props are well balanced and provide adequate performance..so they're good enough for me for now...
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:46 PM
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Just got my v959.. It flies well (though I don't know how u guys manage with the stock tx) and I think will make a good fpv platform...
Did your guys package come with an sd card?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:56 PM
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it comes with a 2gb card, and card reader.. look under the plastic molding, in the retail box (that's where mine was)
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 07:44 PM
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Just got my v959.. It flies well (though I don't know how u guys manage with the stock tx) and I think will make a good fpv platform...
Did your guys package come with an sd card?
Time to transplant the fpv gear from the 929.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 12:36 AM
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 02:53 AM
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Time to transplant the fpv gear from the 929.

please don't forget to videotape the process, and some explanations for dummies would be very appreciated!
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