DJI Mini 2 Stealth Propellers Review // 3 MONTHS LATER
I want to see what ive learned and also one thing that you must do to avoid your drone falling out of the air. Then dont go away, hey guys mike here and welcome back to the channel. So several months back, i saw on a youtube channel run by fellow drone, enthusiast blair eare, a video about a new set of low noise or stealth propellers that he got for his many too. After reaching out to blair, he told me where he got them, which was a company called master airscrew based in california, ill put links to blairs channel the video he made, the master air screw website and the mini two stealth propellers in the description below. So i jumped online and had a look and couldnt resist, but to pick up a set of them myself, installation was pretty straightforward. You just have to make sure you match up the right blades in the same way that the original propellers have lines on some and not others, and you match those with a motor that has lines underneath these work. The same way, its a bit hard to see on my video, so heres a picture from the master air screw website. That shows it much more clearly now. One thing i did notice was that when i screwed the new propellers on some seem to move very freely. Like the original dji propellers and some seemed a little stiff, but when i fired it up, the strength of the motor had no problem, spinning them and it didnt seem to be a problem.
So with that all done, i took the drone out and put the low noise claims to the test. If youve seen my original review, video youll know that, in my opinion, the propellers were definitely quieter and overall id have to say that the propellers did what they said on the box. Definitely more stealthy. Now i know its a bit unscientific to say, but ive flown the mini two enough to know that when it took off for these propellers to me, there was a noticeable difference. The pitch was definitely lower, which i think contributed to the overall noise level being lower. As well ill put a link to the original review in the description below, so you can check it out now, a few months on and the propellers are still going strong. I havent noticed any shape distortion or any issues like that and ive been so happy with them that i havent seen any reason to change them back to the original ones. However, there is something that i recommend you should do to avoid your drone falling out of the sky like my mate corey corey is a photographer based in wellington, new zealand and makes great videos relating to cameras, photography and more recently, drone reviews, tips and tutorials. Well, unfortunately, not so long ago, corys dji mini se just dropped out of the sky. Luckily, he recovered the drone a little bit worse for wear and he discovered that the reason it dropped from the sky in spectacular fashion was that a set of propellers had come off ill, put a link to corys channel and the video where his drone dropped out Of the sky in the videos, description below definitely make sure you check them out now before i change to these propellers id never actually ever taken the propellers off the mini 2 or had any reason to replace a propeller.
So i was a little nervous about taking these off and replacing them with new ones, because im sure the original screws have some sort of loctite on them. I could be wrong about that, but, as a result of corys incident, ive been making sure to check the tightness of the screws on these ones before every flight. Interestingly, every time ive done that ive never noticed any play, meaning ive never found that they were loose and needed any tightening up but better safe than sorry. I say so make sure you do the same, build it into either your pre flight routine or before you pack your drone away after a flight. So, overall, i have no problem leaving these on my mini 2 and i dont see any reason to change them and if youre looking to try these out yourselves because you want lower noise propellers, then i definitely recommend you picking some up again ill put links to The master screw website in the description below, however, one thing to bear in mind is that the shipping costs are very high due to covered so just watch out for that as a benchmark. For you, the cost of my propellers and shipping came to a total of around 30 us dollars and thats down to here in new zealand. Now ive had a bunch of comments on my original review, video about how high shipping costs were when people have gone to order them following my recommendation, so it looks like i got in just before it started going ballistic.
So if its too high for you, when you go and check it out, maybe just bookmark it and then go back in the future when freight costs arent so crazy. Now ive been doing a few tests with the mini 2 in recent months, including an urban range test, to see how far i could get it before. I lost signal in an urban environment and a speed test to see if i could get the mini 2 to match the speed claims made by dji so check out those videos and ill see you over.