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  1. Mofroggy

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    I just found out that you can get a really high precision prop balance rod especially designed for the Phantom 4 props from www.rcpilotsupply.com. They are great folks to deal with and the price includes the shipping!
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  2. msinger

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    Do you have one? If so, how do you like it?
     
  3. Joe Lester

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    Yes, I have one, the rod is ultra smooth and the fit in the prop is perfect. I got the whole system, The Speedy prop balancer and PBR-4 rod combo.They ship fast too!
     
  4. msinger

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    Got a photo? I'm just wondering what it looks like.
     
  5. Joe Lester

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    I don't have a photo but you can go to www.rcpilotsupply.com and see photos of the system.
    They have them for the Phantom 1,2,3 and 4 and a bunch of other quads.
     
  6. msinger

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    No worries. I thought maybe you could snap one since you own one.

    I double-checked and see they have a photo. I guess I missed it the first time I visited.

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  7. Joe Lester

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    I am 71 years old, I know how to take photos but I don't know how to upload them (yet!) but I am working on that:>)
     
  8. John Locke

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    They don't have a very good photo of the P4 rod that shows the retaining fingers. I wish they had a better close up.
     
  9. msinger

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    What are retaining fingers?
     
  10. thunderbird

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    What the balancer does anyway and why props need balancing, sorry, noob question
     
  11. WWK888

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    Think of a wheel being out of balance on a car or if the drive shaft is out of balance. You will get a vibration that will affect performance and video quality.


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  13. Cale262

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    I just use the rod that comes with the Dubro balancer, fits almost as if it were made exactly for the P4 prop.

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  14. johnbowen

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    Do u find that your props are out of balance? I was under the impression that the -p4 props are made to a high tolerance and are well balanced from the factory.
     
  15. msinger

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    About half of my P4 props were a little off balance. That's been the usual for all of the Phantoms I've purchased in the past though.
     
  16. Mofroggy

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    The Speedy Prop Balance rod I bought for the Phantom 4 is made to perfectly fit the center hole in the props. I tried my Dubro rod and it was kind of sloppy and hey, for $11.00 delivered how can you go wrong:>)
     
  17. darbyhouse

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    If out of balance, then what? Add scotch tape to the blade at various points until in balance like you do with a ceiling fan blade? Lol.

    Half joking.....


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  18. Cale262

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    You and I must've gotten different rods with the Dubro...Mine is tight in the middle of the prop hole, tight enough that I can even hear the air being displaced when i put it in and suction when I pull it out...
     
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    I was going to buy one, but when some of these guys I respect a LOT, who have many hours and Inspire's and P2/3/4s tell of DJI having excellent prop tooling and making process, I declined, and coming from a RC airplane hobby back in the day, you'd never think of flying your plane without balancing the prop.
     
  20. Sim597

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    That's exactly how you balance them, tiny piece of tape, or with wood ppl used to sand a little off one side, you can also do this with plastic, I dunno, I'd like to be sure, but until I see problems, I have to take for granted that they're pretty well balanced at factory. Some guys said every prop they tested was balanced and no longer even test them.