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Old Aug 28, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Who Makes The Best Prop Balancer For Plastic Electric Plane Props?

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Also what is the best way to balance a plastic prop (remove material)?

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Old Aug 28, 2012, 04:15 PM
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Thread title says it all.

Also what is the best way to balance a plastic prop (remove material)?

Thank you!
Best?

Best is relative. How much are you willing to pay? and does it make sense to pay that when the $15 ones will do the job just fine.

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/..._balancer.html


Anyways, check out this thread

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73843
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 04:27 PM
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I had one of the fancy magnetic ones, but switched to this $4.99 one and like it just the same.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 07:21 PM
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I like the Dubro prop balancer I have. I generally just gently wipe the back of the heavy blade with 80grit sandpaper till I remove enough material for proper balance.

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Old Aug 28, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Ehhh....I use a piece of CF hahaha.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 07:30 PM
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This one was recommended to me by a 40 yr veteran flyer at our local field.

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...alancer/Detail
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 11:59 PM
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I use a drill bit, as big as I can fit in the hole, and then set 2 glasses next to each other, with the smooth ends of the drill an the lip of the glass and the prop hanging in the middle. Cheap!!
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 12:02 AM
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Top Flight power point magnetic here.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 12:23 AM
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Thread title says it all.

Also what is the best way to balance a plastic prop (remove material)?
Thank you!
See here; http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1696090

It's too easy to make a prop balancer. But if you are going to get a good one, might as well get a good one.

http://www.mountainmodels.com/produc...roducts_id=549

Frank
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 12:26 AM
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This one was recommended to me by a 40 yr veteran flyer at our local field.

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...alancer/Detail
That is the one I have.

Works good enough for me.

Frank
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 02:01 AM
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I use greatplanes one above. cheers.

The magnetic ones are the best from what I hear.
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