Even though the Blade Inductrix has prop guards, you will occasionally bend a prop because the guards will flex enough to allow contact on hard hits. There’s only so many times you can straighten these little props. When looking online for Inductrix propellers I noticed different options: stock, aftermarket, 3 blade, 4 blade. I wondered what could be the difference between all of these props, so I picked up a few different sets to test out. You would think there’s not much difference between props that measure a measly 1.22″ or 31mm, but there is, especially when you add or remove blades.
I picked up a couple sets of the Eachine E010 props to test on the Inductrix. At first glance they look identical. They fit the Inductrix 6mm motor prop shaft perfectly, maybe even tighter than the stock props. However, the Eachine E010 props did not provide the same thrust as stock and it was more noticeable on takeoff and punch-out. Comparing the Eachine and stock props side by side; the stock prop blades are slightly wider, have a smoother surface and the blades are more rigid. The stock props have a slightly taller and more pointed hub/spinner.
Average Weight Sampling 3 of Each Prop
- Stock Blade Prop Weight: 300mg Avg (295, 302, 303mg)
- Eachine Red Prop Weight: 284mg Avg (274, 286, 292mg)
- Eachine Green Prop Weight: 289mg Avg (287, 287, 294mg)
The stock Inductrix props seem to have a much tighter tolerance in the molding process.
Conclusion – Stock Prop Vs Eachine
Comparing the stock Inductrix prop to the Eachine E010 prop: The stock Inductrix props are stronger, offer more bottom-end thrust, and have a much tighter manufacturing tolerance which would make them more consistent in performance. The good thing is, Blade produces the stock props in white and orange, blue and green for the FPV model (shown in the photo at the very top) so you can still customize your Inductrix micro quad. Curious why they left out red from their optional props though.
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