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Carbon

- Lightweight, more efficient through their structural strength and generally offer more thrust up (roughly 10 percent increase) and performance plus they look great!Downsides are they are generally 30% more expensive, they don’t tend to chip but shatter although slight damage can with care be repaired. Miniplane have a designed carbon prop from Helix especially for their engines.

Wood

- Cheaper, easier to repair if you prang an end or they get damaged. They don’t offer quite as much performance but for most beginner/ intermediate pilots the difference will be less noted. It's worth also noting that wooden props are a little less like a blase compared with a Carbon prop, so new pilots to the sport might like to spend time making mistakes with a wooden prop first before advancing to a carbon one.