Originally Posted by airpower
Found a way of balancing I hadn't seen mentioned.
Using tape, in order to balance individually I just unplugged all the motors but the one I was dynamically balancing, much more accurate. I thought it was brilliant, but other might just think "duh."
I also balance the rotors individually, but I don't disconnect the motors. Given that it was my first quad, I spooled it up in my hand before the maiden & played around with it a bit to observe the operation of the stabilization system. I quickly discovered orientations that would keep each of the rotors spooled-up while stopping the other three.
So, I used that method when balancing the rotors after watching my first on-board video, which was a real jello-fest.