|09-20-2006, 06:23 PM||#11|
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Like Ed said ...
Balancing tip to tip is easy, but what about the hub, it can have a heavy side. Lay a prop on a table, 3 and 9 oclock. Now look at the hub, look at 12 and 6 oclock. One of those sides can be heavy.
1. Using my trusty top flite balancer I balance tip to tip, set prop tips at 9 and 3 oclock and balance until perfect.
2. Now rotate prop to 2 and 8 oclock, and watch which tip drops. If the right drops, the bottom of the hub is heavy. Now try it at 10 and 4 oclock. You get the picture.
I have balanced a hub by using just a few drops a ca on the light side of the hub. With larger props you'll need to ca some velcro (not the fuzzy side) to the light side and then begin to drop ca into it.
Now that you have it all balanced you can rotate the prop anywhere and it will stay there. Give it a try.
|09-20-2006, 06:26 PM||#12|
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|09-20-2006, 06:40 PM||#13|
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Right on.I will try an old prop first and see how i make out.This is going to interesting to do,the wife says i am a finaky old fart i like it just right.I spent a lot of time chasing "vibes" in my helis,but this is the fun of it,trying to do it right.Thanks again I still think the APC is ugly ahah
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