When it comes to flying drones, a crucial component that greatly affects performance and stability is the propellers. DJI, a leading brand in the drone industry, has recently introduced the Master Airscrew props for their DJI Mini drones. In this article, we will take a closer look at these props to determine if they truly live up to their claim of being stealthy.
The Master Airscrew Props, made in the USA, are a direct replacement for the original DJI Mini drone props. These props claim to offer a lower sound level, one minute extra flight time, and increased power in various situations. Additionally, they are available in five different colors, such as red, black, orange, yellow, and blue. In this review, we will explore whether these claims hold true. We will examine their size, the fitting process, and measure the sound level using a decibel app on the phone. Moreover, we will also compare their weight using a set of trusty scales.
Unboxing and Contents
Upon unboxing, you will find four sets of Master Airscrew Props along with the necessary screws. The screws are noteworthy as they come pre-applied with a locktite or lock thread lock substance, ensuring a secure fit during flight.
To determine if there are any differences in size compared to the original props, we will closely examine their dimensions. By comparing them side by side, we can evaluate if the Master Airscrew Props offer any unique characteristics in terms of size and pitch.
Once the size comparison is complete, we will demonstrate the fitting process of the Master Airscrew Props. A step-by-step guide will showcase how to securely attach these props to your DJI Mini drone. This process will enable users to seamlessly replace their original props with the Master Airscrew Props.
Sound Level Test
One of the main claims of the Master Airscrew Props is that they produce a lower sound level. To evaluate this claim, we will utilize a decibel app on a smartphone. Although the accuracy may not be perfect, it will provide a rough estimation of the sound difference between the original props and the Master Airscrew Props.
Another important aspect to consider when reviewing drone props is their weight. By using a set of trusty scales, we can determine if there is any noticeable difference in weight between the original props and the Master Airscrew Props. This will help us understand if the Master Airscrew Props have any impact on the overall weight and balance of the DJI Mini drone.
Overall, this full review of the Master Airscrew Props aims to assess whether these props truly deliver on their claims of lower sound levels, extra flight time, and increased power. By examining their dimensions, fitting process, sound level, and weight, we will gain a comprehensive understanding of the performance and suitability of these props for DJI Mini drones.
The Original Props
Before delving into the review, it is important to understand the differences between the original props and the Master Airscrew props. The original props have a distinguishing mark, both on the props themselves and on the arm. This mark helps users identify which props are which. Additionally, the original props are marked with an “A” and a “B” to indicate the correct pairing.
The Master Airscrew Props
The Master Airscrew props, on the other hand, are slightly longer than the original props, but they maintain the same high quality. Unlike the original props, they are not marked with “A” and “B.” Instead, they are labeled with “N” for normal and “R” for reverse. It is important to note that the “N” prop corresponds to the “A” prop of the original, while the “R” prop corresponds to the “B” prop of the original.
Fitting the New Props
Now that we have familiarized ourselves with the original and Master Airscrew props, let’s discuss how to fit the new props onto your drone. It is essential to exercise caution and take your time during this process, as it can be quite fiddly. Ensuring that you do not cross-thread anything is crucial to prevent damage to the drone.
Once the new props are in place, it is important to tighten them sufficiently without overtightening. Overtightening can lead to potential issues with the drone’s stability and performance. It is advisable to use just the right amount of torque to ensure a secure fit without causing any damage.
The Master Airscrew props for DJI Mini drones offer a slightly longer length while maintaining high quality. Although they lack the clear “A” and “B” markings, they are instead labeled with “N” and “R” to indicate their pairing. Fitting these props requires careful attention and avoiding overtightening is crucial. With these props, drone enthusiasts can expect improved performance and stability during flights.
Installation and Appearance
You want them tight, not overly tightened. If you are changing your props, I do recommend using the magnetic screwdriver, as it comes in useful. Your installation of the props does look good in my opinion.
Now, let’s get it fired up and check out the sound. Just to be aware, the Master Airscrew props are two grams heavier than the original ones.
What do you think of them? For me, I think they might have a slightly different pitch. I’m not too sure if they’re any quieter, but that could just be the app I’ve been using to measure the decibels.
What we’ll do is, we’ll get it out when the weather’s a bit better and test it out properly to see if there’s any noticeable difference.
In the meantime, drop any comments if you’ve used them in the past. I’d love to know what you think of them. And if you do want to purchase any of these props, I’ll leave a link in the description. They’re available on Amazon for around $15.
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