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Old 05-27-2008, 05:25 PM   #1
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How do you balance a carbon fiber prop?

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I have a carbon fiber that is slightly heavy on one side. How do I properly balance it so I don't ruin it?

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Re: How do you balance a carbon fiber prop?

Here you go..Find the instructional video for prop balancing with this link.It will explain it all.
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Re: How do you balance a carbon fiber prop?

Try this! first you need a flat surface that is level. Next you need a good straight round rod #2 phillips screwdriver. Check the hub of the prop for a flat smooth side. Place the screwdriver under the center of the prop, look straight down through the center hole in the prop, now teeter the prop back and forth by rolling the screwdriver slowly each way. Notice the size of the hole left when the prop teeters the other way. The smaller hole. Each time the prop teeters note the size of the hole left each way. The smaller of the two holes will be the the heavy blade. Clean the back side of the light blade with alcohol or thinners and spray it with Urathane varnish from a spray bomb and recheck. I have used this method on props from 6" to 86" and it works great.

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Re: How do you balance a carbon fiber prop?

I keep a bottle of clear nail polish that I use strictly [honest] for balancing. Less messy than the spray and comes with an applicator. Tex
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Re: How do you balance a carbon fiber prop?

Watch the video.

I still hear people at the field talking about sanding blades or tips to balance props. The spray and velcro method gives a perfect prop and doesn't change the shape or look of the factory prop on bit. On my first try I invested all of five minutes and got a perfect result.
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