Propel Sky Master + FPV - Quadcopter Newbie, need guidance

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Ken D, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Ken D

    Ken D Member

    Hi everyone. For Christmas I got a Propel Sky Master + FPV quadcopter and of course being my first time flying, I may have crashed a few (hundred) times. I have searched everywhere for replacement props and additional batteries, but they are very elusive, to the point where it's not even listed on Propel's website. I understand there may be universal props (not sure about batteries), but I have no idea which one to get, so I am enlisting some expert help from veterans of this hobby. I am attaching a few photos of the item so any help/info is super appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. Jackson

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  3. Ken D

    Ken D Member

    Hi Jackson, thanks for the response. Yes, the props are approximately 9" in length. But if you look at prop_bottom.jpg, it is not a hollow circle. It has notches that catches or fits over the propeller gear, so it would spin. Again I am no expert or remotely close, but do you think that gear (illustrated on the gear.jpg pic, which slides out easily btw) can be replaced and then I can use a different prop all together?
     
  4. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hi mate I think the one Jackson linked you to has the flats in side the bottom of the prop , enlarge the photo your see the Flats
     
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  5. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

    Does your arrangement look/work like this?

     
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  6. Ken D

    Ken D Member

    Yes! Very similar, minus the white plastic piece and pin that fits after putting in the propeller. But yes, the prop fits over that white "squarish" piece, and is held down by a cone that screws down holding the propeller in place. You my friend are awesome.
     
  7. Ken D

    Ken D Member

    You're right. I may need glasses, lol. Thanks Holtneil.
     
  8. Ken D

    Ken D Member

    So I was browsing through Amazon and saw THIS, but the specs say 8.5" in length and the ones I have for the Sky Master is 9", will this make any difference? Since this is a camera Quadcopter, I really don't care about speed, just lift and steadiness for taking outdoor videos. I also came across these tri blades for the copter, any idea if they help in any way?
     
  9. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hi Ken dont go down in prop size unless its a tri blade ,the ones you linked to does not have a size
    I know you said the right ones are 9 inch but what pitch are they its the second part of the number like the 8.5 is 8 inches long with a 5 deg of pitch
     
  10. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

    9 1/8" (a tad over 9") is what I measured my actual X8 props at.

    And FWIW I'd go for 2 colors. Black props tend to disappear, red or orange on the front will help a lot for orientation while flying.
     
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  11. Ken D

    Ken D Member

    Noted. Thanks Jackson for the great insight and info. I will order a set on Amazon to test out, with the colors you recommended. Also, I wanted to know if a tri-blade would make any enhancements to the quad. Would it be steadier?0
     
  12. Ken D

    Ken D Member

    That's a good question. I however I can't find any specs online for this quad, I am only going based on the ruler measurement of the current blade I have. The booklet it comes with does not help and don't give any specific info on the quad. This is the manual for it: https://fccid.io/document.php?id=3113371

    As you can see it's pretty useless.
     

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