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Old 03-03-2007, 10:23 PM
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My topflite magnetic balancer can't handle the weight of my 20" APC props. I there a better balancer out there?
Old 03-03-2007, 10:54 PM
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Default RE: Balancing 20" + props?

I've personally never tried balancing a prop this big and I'm sure somebody out there has a good answer. I was thinking though, maybe you could try a lawnmower blade balancer. I have one that's basically a cone that sits on top of a post. You put the blade over the cone and grind the heavy side of the blade until it sits level. I got it at the local mower shop for just a few dollars. The shop itself had a large magnetic version similar to my top-flite prop balancer. It might sound like a goofy idea but it could work.
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Old 03-04-2007, 12:39 AM
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Default RE: Balancing 20" + props?

G'day Mate,
I use a Dubro true spin Balancer, like this, see link, works great for all size props, & somewhere on RCU there is a how to video, but I can't find it, if you can find it, it shows how to balance large props properly.
http://www.shopatron.com/search/101....ncer&submit=Go
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Thanks Allen, that will do the trick.
Old 03-04-2007, 07:12 PM
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Default RE: Balancing 20" + props?

Here it is at Tower Hobbies:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXD712&P=ML
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Thank you rcpilet! Its nice to have helping people!

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