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  1. Mar 20, 2017 #1
    Groo

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    Got the cheapest DJI Phantom 3 as a Christmas gift.

    Its pretty fun, but after a too windy day for flying flight; I find myself in the market for new propellers.
    A quick search for propellers sort of opened the floodgates. It looks like there is a whole bunch more to this whole thing than I ever thought.

    Anyone into these things?
    any pointers?
    any must haves?
     
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    HowardMan

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    if you really start getting into it, the "must have" is a healthy bank account. those suckers get expensive on the upper end.
     
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    Groo

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    that is sort of the point of asking.
    What to get that is actually worth getting for someone who doesn't just want to shovel money out the window?
     
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  5. Mar 20, 2017 #5
    wabashman

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    I have a rather modded out p3p.

    Itelite maxxxrange antenna, sunhas boosters. External batteries on the bird.

    Took it out Sunday for a nice 22k+ flight.

    Being you have a p3s, if you're looking for distance, skip the argtek and go straight to the itelite. Will easily get you into the 10k feet distance (in rural areas, City area kills p3s as is WiFi congested).

    Extra batteries are a must. You'll only get around 20-25 minutes per battery.

    With props, don't waste your time or money on carbon fiber ones. Stick with the normal dji props.

    Also, check out wwe.phantompilots.com . You'll learn more there than your wallet would like you to.

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    Groo

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    I doubt I will ever get that much range around here. Too many Iron heavy hills.
    Think a prop balancer is worth it?
     
  7. Mar 22, 2017 #7
    wabashman

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    I've yet to balance any props.

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