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Old 03-02-2003, 05:46 PM
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When I balance a prop. sometimes it will balance at one point and when I rotate it 180 degrees it will rotate back 180 degrees to the original point. Does this indicate a heavy leading or trailing edge?
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Old 03-02-2003, 06:02 PM
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Are you using one of those balacers that is held up with magnets?
I noticed that on mine, the metal rod would "climb" on one side, when I spun the prop, and it would "unwind" and turn the prop back to the original place. Either that ot you could have a badly out of balance prop, at the hub.

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It is the one with the rod held up by magnets, that is just what happens. the prop just unwinds. Seems to do that on all of my props.
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Default Balancing a prop.

Yes, thsat's what mine did. Did you use the plastic disks that came with it?
I lost mine and had that problem, so I just made more. Also, when you have the prop close, or, you think it is balanced, turn the pull the rod away when turning, and re-check. One more thing, did you adjust the magnets so the rod only makes contact on one side?



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Default Balancing a prop.

As long as it's even close, that's plenty good enough. The AMA recently did a report show how unnecessary prop balancing is.
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