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Old 05-20-2005, 02:27 PM
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i just got a new (used) top flight magnetic prop balancer. what a neet toy!! but no instructions on how to balance the prop.i have a black (composite) master airscrew 11x7 on there and yes, the heavy end fell to the bottom. now what? sand on the back side? front side? add weight? what do i do to a wooden prop? any info would be helpful!! THANKS IN ADVANCE!
Old 05-20-2005, 03:30 PM
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Try this:

http://www.top-flite.com/manuals/topq5700-manual.pdf

and

http://www.top-flite.com/parts/topq5700pl.html

Then practice using your search engines some. Pretty easy to find.

Glad to help though.
Old 05-20-2005, 03:54 PM
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bigyellowbird... I tape and spray paint the tips and just add more
paint to the light side... Sometimes it takes me a few tries to get
it balanced... But I'm getting better at it now:-)

Plus you'll see the tip better when the engine is running....
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Default RE: prop balancer

I would not recommend sanding. Sanding could POSSIBLY weaken the blade.

You are safe by adding paint or clear coat to the light blade.

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