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Feb 02, 2013, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by danger_mouse
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.
Gemfan multirotor props are available in Australia from www.hellfast.com.au
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Feb 02, 2013, 07:51 PM
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Hey Guys,
We started importing them because of price , but also because the ones with CF infused are stiffer then the ABS style and also stiffer then the APC propellers. I have a local QUAD expert that gets paid to research quads and he tested these compared to a couple other brands.

I fly them on my stuff now because of the colors. The Orange and black are very easy to see when I am doing LOS stuff.

We are a US distributer located at www.2dogrc.com.
Feb 02, 2013, 08:09 PM
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I carry them here in Canada as well www.flitelab.com
I personally mostly use the nylon/cf on most small to mid sized frames and the wood on larger setups.
Feb 02, 2013, 08:15 PM
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What would you consider large? I have not tried the wood ones yet, but only have a QAV and Hornet.
Feb 02, 2013, 08:21 PM
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Well I guess not super large but I've used the the 10" wood on my custom F550 with MT2216 900kv motors running 4s and had good results. On 700 size hex I will be running the 12" on 2814 770kv motors on 4s.

I've tried the 10" on smaller motors on some quads but I found they didn't react quickly enough as the props are heavier. They wood seems to need motors with a bit more power.

Going to try them again on an Aquacopter frame running MS2216 900 kv on 3s as a test this week if I can get time.
Feb 03, 2013, 08:49 AM
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Here is a video of the 10" GemFan props on Aquacopter frame with MS2216 900kv motors. They seemed to work well on this setup.

SNOWCOPTER 2 (4 min 21 sec)
Feb 09, 2013, 10:59 AM
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I like the video! Awesome scenery! My favorite part is when you were hopping like a rabbit in the snow! Looks like a blast!
Feb 09, 2013, 12:22 PM
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Its nice having all the gear protected for sure. Just wish the battery mounting was easier. I think I'm going to try and move the FC to the bottom.

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