Red 5 FX145

Discussion in 'Parts & Components' started by Hamish.mac, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    Google image search 3" prop syma
    Schroll down there is hundreds of different types of props, you would have a better understanding of the fit as you are not giving much away.
     
  2. bignose2

    bignose2 Member

    I think will persuade my daughter to try to get refund. I think if you can't get parts from Red 5 & have to search yourself & rather hit or miss (even if they are out there somewhere) it clearly is not fit for purpose & returnable. One of the rotors does have a slight bend & did hit the ground but if technically render useless, surely this has to be a basic requirement repair option. Of course there must be a "reasonable" issue, If you had a massive crash might not be expected to easily offer every single part.

    For those still asking, my post earlier from Fineco ref. FX-22C should give you hope that I think can source proper parts but is not ideal solution & not one I think should have to go down.

    I know impossible question & off topic as hundred of variables but wondered if the Hubsan H501S is an option. Still for a beginner, Seems brushless, good camera, GPS, and £185 however on amazon varies from £185 to £270 but seems same quad so not sure if missing something. The XK X252 also seem pretty good, mostly from china it seems and probably like hundreds of others but did catch my eye at around £150 for a brushless.
    Trouble is she/boyfriend really would like to be able to take some good ground video and tilting camera might be the only option. From what I read front facing is not really an option, I think the hubsan can mount a gopro (not have at moment though as broke) but not necessarily an unwanted additional expense, parts will also be easy and I think we are learning the important factors in buying a drone.
     
  3. Mr B

    Mr B Member

    Slide down motor peg with screw at bottom
     

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  4. Mr B

    Mr B Member

    Blade is 3.5" I recon.
     

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  5. Mr B

    Mr B Member

    I am starting to agree with you aboit the 'not fit fir purpose'

    This was supposed to be a bit of fun for Christmas, they really sold it well in MenKind (Red5) better than the cheap toy models but affordable without going OTT.

    Im new to Drones and knew what ever I got would be just for fun, but had to have ability to capture photo's and video via my phone without need for a sperate camera being attached.

    Disappointed in the shop's stance on it.

    Maybe people should just stay away from the retailer for Drones as they are pretty much just box shifters.
     
  6. Rick M

    Rick M Absent-minded professor

    That was my question, too. Can you photo or describe the connection from the prop to the shaft? With that and the tip-to-tip measurement we may be able to help you find a compatible prop.
     
  7. Rick M

    Rick M Absent-minded professor

    After looking at your photo, I'm thinking those just MAY be the same props used on the MJX Bugs 3 and the Hubsan H501S. Take a look at: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=details&O=&Q=&ap=y&c3api=1876,{creative},{keyword}&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgbKZk4S12AIVlF5-Ch0TUgBJEAQYAiABEgIe7_D_BwE&is=REG&sku=1283939

    If these are the right ones, you should have a variety of sources, including probably Amazon UK. They may be cheaper if you can find them at Bangood or Gearbest and are willing to wait for shipping from China.
     
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  8. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    There is tri props aswell.
     
  9. Rick M

    Rick M Absent-minded professor

    After looking at your more recent photo, my suggestion won't work. I'm out of ideas on this one, I'm afraid.
     
  10. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    Going by that picture you could use just About any prop with the same size shaft.
    You would have to measure for the little hole for the grub screw to keep the props on. But it shouldn't be that hard. Just heat up a needle & melt a hole.
    Just measure the width of the shaft to make sure.
     
  11. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    I reckon props with shafts like these in the pictures will be ok. You would probably have to make the hole.
    You would get a few goes aswell before you destroyed the integrity. s-l225-768x891.jpg 31jhBUpJIzL-1024x1024.jpg
     
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  12. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    The 3 blade would work but drain the battery a bit quicker. & a bit more bite.
     
  13. Rick M

    Rick M Absent-minded professor

    The props in the photo you posted should be 1mm. The tri props won't provide much help. I've found the general rule to be use props with the fewest blades that give you good performance. Add blades only to cure a specific performance problem. 2 vs. 3 vs. 4 blades = shorter battery life as you go up, and you would think more punch, but actually not. If a quad is displaying specific handling issues, especially when transitioning from high power to low power or vice versa, a prop with more blades may tame that, but at a cost to flight time (and motor heat if that's an issue).
     
  14. Rick M

    Rick M Absent-minded professor

    Also, all other things being equal, more blades should mean you want less pitch.
     
  15. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    He just wants spare props to fly. And no they are not 1.5mm shaft going by the picture. The tri blade will give more thrust @ the expense of flight time.
    Also make turns quicker. But stick with the first picture.
     
  16. Mr B

    Mr B Member

    Cheers for this. Can you share the link for these 2Blade props, will give them a try.
     
  17. djones

    djones New Member

    Just exchanged my fx145 today at menkind in middlesbrough.
    it was a xmas pesent for my son.
    after setting up calibration etc. we had a little crash on our first flight.
    everything looked ok but when we went again one of the rotors wasn't spinning.
    closer inspection revealed that one of the drive gears was completely sheared.
    looks to me like the motors are way to powerful for the gearing that drives the props.
    Chinese engineering i guess,but not good enough for 150quid.
    big thanks to menkind tho, I wouldn,t take a new car back to a dealer after I'd just crashed it into a table leg.
    This is going to happen, a lot, my advice would be to take it back to the shop.
     
  18. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    The shop won't return for broken props though. As for the pic sorry it was ripped off ebay. I searched syma 3inch spare prop.
    Hundreds came up. I just matched the shaft that looks the same as yours.
    Sorry.
     
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  19. celtic bhoy

    celtic bhoy New Member

    flew my fx145 last weekend for first time- although it had been bought in November-. it took off then literally took off !- off over the trees ignoring commands and the return to home request. Never seen it again ! Menkind say cant help as cant change an empty box . But if its faulty and got mind of its own and basically just ignores commands and disappears what rights have you got ??
     
  20. Nazan

    Nazan New Member

    Hello i looking for propellers for red5 Fx145 please help me ..
     

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