Yes. I’m not going to beat around the bush, my go-to drone is the original DJI Mavic Pro and I’ve been flying it with the new propellers from the Platinum drone. I wouldn’t change a thing.
With that out of the way, let’s see why I like the new propellers on the older Mavic Pro.
The Mavic Pro vs Mavic Pro Platinum
First off, a little about the drones at play. We’ll keep this short. The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum is a minor update to the original Mavic Pro. The same frame, radios and more from the original are used on the new version, the only real update is the color, the ESCs and the propellers.
The Propellers: 8331 vs 8330
The new propellers from the Mavic Pro Platinum are an advanced design. The result is reduced drag through the air to reduce noise and increase efficiency. The tips of the propellers are the biggest modification, they narrow to more of a point, with a much shallower angle of attack as you get closer to the tip.
With the propeller tips less aggressively cutting through the air, DJI has managed to improve efficiency, thus increasing battery life.
On the original Mavic Pro, hovering the drone with the original propellers spun the motors at about 5500 RPM. Using the new propellers, those motors are spinning at around 4900 RPM.
Since the new propellers overall have more surface and push more air, I think it’s important to remember that the weight of the drone has not changed. The RPMs are certainly lower, but the motors still need to drive enough force to keep the drone in flight.
I really want to compare this to an automobile. You can cruise along at 40 MPH in third gear, the engine spinning at 3500 RPM, or you can shift up to fourth gear and watch the RPMs drop to 2100 RPM. Thus, the engine is creating the same amount of thrust, just doing so at lower RPMs.