- 4CW + 4CCW per bag
- 3” tri-blade prop
- 2mm press fit and T mount
- Will fit 1.5mm shafts with T mount
- 1202.5 or 1303
- Not recommended for 1103
- ~4500-5000kv 3S or 2S.
- Above 5000kv and 2S not recommended due to amp draw and need for small, light batteries. Flight time will suffer.
- AUW under 120g highly recommended
This is the second prop we’ve worked very closely with Gemfan on specifically intended for the TP3. Gemfan has done fantastically well and we cannot thank them enough for their efforts.
Tri-blade props naturally tend to have improved overall balance, control and grip. Compared to the 3018 twin blade, this is no different. The issue with this micro class is weight and motor load. We’re trying to keep the weight as low as possible to retain flight feel and the load on the motor as low as possible to maintain high and smooth responsiveness with good throttle fidelity. While the ~58% higher weight of the tri-blade compared to the twin impacts response by the motor, the extra blade balances that weight and the whole motor/prop system actually generates thrust more effectively at throttle onset so it doesn’t actually feel less responsive. That being said, we couldn’t maintain the same pitch on the blade. The higher prop weight and higher aerodynamic load just bogged down the system too much so the aerodynamic load has been reduced with a slightly lower pitch.
Compared to the 3018 twin, this 3016x3 will feel about as responsive, more punchy, more in control, far far smoother but maybe about the same speed or slightly slower and the very top end of the throttle range begins to give up a little and feel slightly mushy. Flight time may be reduced about ~10-30sec depending how you fly. Both props are great in their own way. The preference is entirely yours.
I use these with the FPV Cycle 1303 motors and a Tadpole frame on 3s batts. Works great
i really like them, better then the 2 blades..
Get a small oscillations at full throttle with Bobs motors but easy to tune out. Don’t get the same oscillations with the 1204 rcinpower motors but downside is less throttle resolution with those motors Grippy but don’t get motors hot and smooth on the low end of the throttle curve
Great props for toothpicks and FPV Cycle is the new, undisputed champ of fast shipping.
Title says it all. Perfectly balanced, good power, efficient, but comes with the drawback of being pretty fragile. Nicks are constant and they bend extremely easily. Par for the course with gemfan. I generally recommend gemfan once pilots get more stick time so they're not constantly going through props. But once you use them, their performance is unmatched.