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aviscomi

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Has anyone tried these off brand props that are on amazon?

Amazon.com : GBSELL 2pcs Propellers for DJI Spark Drone Folding Blade 4730F Props RC Spare Parts (A) : Sports & Outdoors

They look identical and are only $4.99 after shipping. For some reason the DJI brand ones are $14.21 on Amazon. I'm considering giving them a shot.
I've made this statement once before..."Why on earth would anyone want to buy "knock-off" props?". The cost for the DJI props are minimal. I don't work for NASA, but i am smart enough to know that props are a important part of the flying process. You already spent $500+ on the drone, I think you can afford the extra $7. On a side note...I've NEVER had to replace the props on any of my multiple DJI platforms.
 

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Hmm, I wouldn't. If anything goes wrong with a prop (blade flies off hub or tab breaks) the quad will definitely drop from the sky like a brick.
 

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I've made this statement once before..."Why on earth would anyone want to buy "knock-off" props?". The cost for the DJI props are minimal. I don't work for NASA, but i am smart enough to know that props are a important part of the flying process. You already spent $500+ on the drone, I think you can afford the extra $7. On a side note...I've NEVER had to replace the props on any of my multiple DJI platforms.
Because on a set of 4 it's a $20 savings. Regardless of what you spent on the drone, $20 is $20.
 

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You 100% correct...also, if you wait a few more weeks there will be some "knock off" batteries available for $22.99.
 

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You 100% correct...also, if you wait a few more weeks there will be some "knock off" batteries available for $22.99.
I disagree that a battery is the same as props. I don't specifically know what the internals are, but DJI batteries likely have some proprietary software and hardware inside. I highly doubt there's that big of a difference between the DJI props and the ones I posted.
 

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I'd love to see if they actually look like the photo of them on Amazon.
 

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Has anyone tried these off brand props that are on amazon?

Amazon.com : GBSELL 2pcs Propellers for DJI Spark Drone Folding Blade 4730F Props RC Spare Parts (A) : Sports & Outdoors

They look identical and are only $4.99 after shipping. For some reason the DJI brand ones are $14.21 on Amazon. I'm considering giving them a shot.
Hard to say at 100%. For me, it is not same as fix propellers like on Phantom 3. Folding propellers are a little more complex. Best is to avoid crash on ground or wall :)
At the end, there is not only the direct cost, there is also the risk related to what will happen if it a prop fail, but maybe you mostly fly in countryside.
So the plan is you try and we wait for your return of experience.
 

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