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Be careful with mixing with dji props
on February 23, 2014
I ordered these thinking they were made by dji. When they arrived I noticed they didn't have the dji mark on them. I did a careful inspection and they appeared to be a very good match to the original props. I have to admit that I only ordered 2 props assuming that if they were a good match to the originals, they should work fine. The props that came with my Phantom (8 in all) have been mixed several times with no incidence of problems. However, these caused several problems.
First flight barely lifted off when quad rolled quickly driving the props into the lawn.
I assumed that maybe my controls were off so did a re-cal on them and tried again.
Same results. I placed the dji props on the quad to verify that it was still in good working order and flew with no problems.
The next day, for some reason, I wanted to try the replacement again. So off to the lawn for another try. This time the quad did a fly-away and, luckily, flew into the second story balcony so didn't get far. Like a fool, I re-calibrated and tried again. This time it did the quick roll and broke one of my dji props on a rock.
I just now did a re-cal and placed the dji props on to verify the quad was still working properly. It worked fine.
I am currently working with the maker of these new props to see if they have any suggestions. I don't know how the quad will fly if it is using a full set of the replacements but they are definitely different from the dji props.
So, if you have been using them successfully - great. But based on my experience, do not mix them with the original dji props.
Update - I guess I needed to emphasize (based on the comments my original post received) that I am flying a Phantom 2 Vision so the props should have matched the length of my originals. The supplier offered to accept the props back but I needed to pay postage back to China. Not worth it so simply junked the replacements. I have now found a couple of sources for original dji props and have them in hand currently. All of them fly with no problems and are interchangeable with my originals so don't have to replace an entire set if I damage one.