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OK balancing props is got to be the most bullshit thing ever

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by yalag, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. yalag

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    I bought two balances. A magnet kind and a bar kind. Both failed. As first I thought everything is going well. Got it to balance horizontally, but then I took out the plastic holder and flipped the prop from left to right, then it's not balanced anymore! I suspect the system itself is not even balanced. Depending on how I mount the prop, it will give a different result!!

    Sometimes, I get it to balance horizontally on one side, then rotate the prop to the other end and it's unbalanced! How can that be? How can it be balanced on one end but not the other?

    How do I do this??
     
  2. DronePhone

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    Re: OK balancing props is got to be the most bullshit thing

    When you flip the prop around, you flip it to the female side which will always be unbalanced. Just turn it back around and it'll be fine.
     
  3. Gizmo3000

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    Re: OK balancing props is got to be the most bullshit thing

    Did you get the DuBro?
     
  4. yalag

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    Re: OK balancing props is got to be the most bullshit thing

    What do you mean? Shouldn't it be balanced on both sides? What is the logic that it is balanced on one side but not the other? It's symmetrical! Which side should I be using then?
     
  5. yalag

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    Re: OK balancing props is got to be the most bullshit thing

    I got Top Flite
     
  6. DronePhone

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    Re: OK balancing props is got to be the most bullshit thing


    I guess you've never been married.
     
  7. TickTock

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    Re: OK balancing props is got to be the most bullshit thing

    Which props are you balancing? If you are trying to balance the stock props (with the key on the shaft), you won't have good luck with typical balancing fixtures since they expect a round hole. I've gotten reasonable results by flipping one of the nuts around so the flat side engages the prop on the side with the key and only use the taper on the top side of the prop (hole is round on that side). Disregard this if you are using other after-market props.
     
  8. yalag

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    Re: OK balancing props is got to be the most bullshit thing

    I'm using aftermarket carbon fibre props from dslrpros.com. I have also done what you did, flip one of the nuts to hold it in place. But I don't think that is the source of the problem? It's again, those nuts are symmetrical?
     
  9. yalag

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    Re: OK balancing props is got to be the most bullshit thing

    No one else having balancing tips?
     
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