Our collaborative effort on prop research is not very efficient. Everyone tries a different motor and prop.Lucky dogs will have some success, some other are burning their motor, ESC, batteries and pocket money.
What about agreeing on a prop size ( and duct) and build a 10 different prop kit from super-low pitch to super high pitch , all 3d printable ? That way we could all start from very gentle props and upgrade pitches until we have the most reasonable torque / power consumption for each of our systems.
Then we could obtain reliable statistics about which prop suits best a specific motor plus reducer, thus improving the chances of finding the best batteries. and so on…
Is that a totally stupid idea ?