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Prop balancer

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by chessman, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. chessman

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    Hey all
    Can someone please give me a link to a prop balancer suitable for P3A props.
    I got one off Amazon and was a bit hasty, looking at the reviews rather than into which model would work with my props.
    I made the mistake of assuming that a balancer was a balancer....
    The one that I bought is for prop with a hole right through the centre (doh!). Image below.
    I need one for 'capped props' I guess, and available to the UK.

    Cheers
     

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  2. KeithS

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    What the benefit of a prop balancer and are they really beneficial?
     
  3. msinger

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    The SpeedyTM and this Du-Bro are both compatible. Both come with the prop rod you'll need.
     
  4. Rusty42

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    Ever drive a car with an unbalanced wheel? Props are mass produced, out of the mold into the bag. All props should be checked before use, most are not.
     
  5. chessman

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    In addition, whilst out flying the weekend the quad tipped on its side as I fired the motors up. Was on level solid ground but gusty costal wind unbalanced it as the rotors spun up. The props struck the pavement and I got a prop obstruction warning. I was standing next to it so this was only momentary.
    I restarted the quad and RC and all was OK.
    The thing is that this would have grazed a minute amount of plastic off the props that struck the ground. It flew fine though but this is another reason I need to balance them.
     
  6. chessman

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    Thanks msinger
     
  7. msinger

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    In that case, toss the damaged prop and replace it.
     
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    Du-Bro, bar none, the best in my opinion
     
  9. alokbhargava

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    Go for Du-Bro
     
  10. chessman

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    I have had to import this from the US since I could not find a solitary UK supplier. Not even a similar model with comparible build.
    There's definitely an opening for a UK supplier.
     

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