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Sanding Scratched Props

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BrandenB2, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. BrandenB2

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    I crashed pretty good on my second flight and scratched up two of my props. I was wondering is sanding the scratches out would hurt the balance or possibly help it? Thanks for any input you might have.
     
  2. FlyingFox

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    Buy some new ones, don't mess with yours and others safety by using damaged props. As for sanding them it would alter their balance etc.
     
  3. FangsCPO

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    Obviously it will affect the balance. I would buff out the scratches and then check the balance and then go from there. If you don't have a prop balancer, definitely invest in one. Due a google search for a Dubro Prop balancer and then do a search on YouTube for how to balance an you'll be on your way.

    Scratches or not, I definitely recommend you check all your props and balance them. Good Luck!

    http://www.amazon.com/Du-Bro-499-Tr...397602114&sr=8-1&keywords=dubro+prop+balancer

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3wN2_5kXVA[/youtube]

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXuNnYQO2s4[/youtube]
     
  4. FangsCPO

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    Very true but he said scratched not damaged or cracked. If you do see a crack, throw that prop out.
     
  5. BrandenB2

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    Thanks everyone for your input. Very useful. Yea, they're just scratched and it's bugging me more cosmetically than anything. That's why I wondered if I should mess with buffing out the scratches to make me feel warm and fuzzy about my new toy or just deal with it. Thanks again :)