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  1. Scotty B

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    Hi all.
    Getting really excited, My first real quadcopter (Phantom 4) is hopefully turning up this week.
    Just wanted to get some advice on prop balancing.
    I have a Dubro Tru-Spin prop balancer, but just wondering, do I need to get a special / different size rod for the Phantom 4 Props?
    I have read a few posts on the P3A, and they require a different size to what was supplied standard with my balancer. Is it the same with the Phantom 4 blades?
    Thanks all so much for your help.
     
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    The P3 and P4 prop balancing rods are different sizes. If you have the Du-Bro 499 prop balancer, the P4 props will fit onto the included rod. If you have a different prop balancer, you can use any of the following prop balancing rods:
     
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    Thanks msinger for your reply. Yes I have the Du-Bro 499. I have one question though if there's any chance you can help me? The balancing rod is not a threaded rod. How do you attach the Phantom 4 prop to the rod? Thanks again for your help.
     
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    Just slide the center of the prop hub onto the end of the rod.

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    Oh... that easy!! I feel very much the novice, but want to do things right.
    Truly appreciate your help :)
     
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    One question on the Dubro balancers. What material is the "knife edge" the shaft rests on?
     
  7. msinger

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    It's some type of metal.
     
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    Never really thought about needing to balance the P4 props. I wouldn't think they'd be that far off to make a difference.

    With that said, I just ordered the Du-Bro 499.

    What do you do for balancing if needed?

    Tape or file down?
     
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    I found it easiest to apply a small piece of clear Scotch tape on the underside of the prop. Other people like to sand the props or use clear nail polish.
     
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    Thanks msinger.

    Now just to confirm, the Du-Bro 499 will work with the P4 props without needing an additional shaft correct?

    I'm reading some reviews on Amazon and some say yes, some say no.:confused:
     
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    If I want to buy Dubro 499 Props Balancer to balance P4 props, do I have to buy an extra shaft for it? If so, which model of shaft do I have to buy? Or does it (499) come already with P4 props balancer shaft?
     
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    The 499 prop balancer comes with the shaft you need to balance the P4 props.
     
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    I looked at posts in Ebay and Amazon. No one mentions about shafts at all.
     
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    I haven't read through all of the comments. However, I know it comes with the correct shaft since I own that prop balancer.
     
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    Thanks msinger
     
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