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Post  Cribbs74 Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:50 pm

I want to make one on the cheap.

What have you guys done? Just looking for a quick way to balance my props.
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Post  microflitedude Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:58 pm

Wap two square razor blades into a level surface. Then put a pin through the prop hub and rest it on the blades.
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Post  Cribbs74 Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:20 pm

microflitedude wrote:Wap two square razor blades into a level surface. Then put a pin through the prop hub and rest it on the blades.

Hey Matt,

How do I go about "wapping" them?

Sorry, had to do it. Sounds easy enough, does the pin have to be the same diameter of the hub hole or are you talking regular straight pin?
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Post  RknRusty Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:34 pm

Check your drill bits. There is one that fits perfectly. Just put the blades close enough together so you don't rest the bit on the cutting part. It's hard to get the blades level and parallel.

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Post  Cribbs74 Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:45 pm

RknRusty wrote:Check your drill bits. There is one that fits perfectly. Just put the blades close enough together so you don't rest the bit on the cutting part. It's hard to get the blades level and parallel.

Oh yeah! Good idea. Thanks Rusty.

Wonder if I can get through this without cutting myself....
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Post  John Goddard Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:05 pm

My Dubro tells me most of my prob hubs are too wonky
To be balanced correctly.
Crying or Very sad
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Post  Cribbs74 Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:01 pm

John Goddard wrote:My Dubro tells me most of my prob hubs are too wonky
To be balanced correctly.
Crying or Very sad

You can balance hubs as well I believe. I saw demonstration on youtube let me see if I can find it again.
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Post  PV Pilot Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:04 pm

I picked this little gizmo up several years ago and it works really good, Have checked flyhweels, props, hubs, ect. You can adjust the contact ( or non-contact) points to the magnets to get it set right.
http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the-1498/Magnetic-Prop-Balancer/Detail

Unfortunately,,OOS at the moment.

Some pretty good deals on hobby stuff there and have used them in the past for bits and pieces.
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Post  RknRusty Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:37 pm

PV Pilot wrote:I picked this little gizmo up several years ago and it works really good, Have checked flyhweels, props, hubs, ect. You can adjust the contact ( or non-contact) points to the magnets to get it set right.
http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the-1498/Magnetic-Prop-Balancer/Detail

Unfortunately,,OOS at the moment.

Some pretty good deals on hobby stuff there and have used them in the past for bits and pieces.
I like that one. I'm still using two razor blades and a drill bit. Pretty shabby for a speed freak. Rolling Eyes
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Post  Cribbs74 Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:06 pm

PV Pilot wrote:I picked this little gizmo up several years ago and it works really good, Have checked flyhweels, props, hubs, ect. You can adjust the contact ( or non-contact) points to the magnets to get it set right.
http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the-1498/Magnetic-Prop-Balancer/Detail

Unfortunately,,OOS at the moment.

Some pretty good deals on hobby stuff there and have used them in the past for bits and pieces.

Thanks PV, I am to busy spending money on engines and parts. One day I will buy myself one when I come to grips with this collecting addiction.

The razor blade and drill bit special appears to be working ok at the moment. I am sure that machine is more precise.
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