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PRE-Balanced Props?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by a3buster, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. a3buster

    Jan 10, 2013
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    Hey guys, my Phantom landed badly and the props got nicked, I want to get a few xtra ones and was wondering if anyone sell PRE-BALANCED props or is it something you need to do on you own? Where can I buy props for this?
  2. Gizmo3000

    Jan 25, 2013
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    Sherman Oaks, CA
    I saw some pre-balanced wood props being sold with a anti-vibration mount (posted recently).

    I'm not sure if the Graupner props being sold by DSLRpros.com need much balancing, but for the price I imagine they should be wel balanced.

    and lastly, this place sells replacement props that are relatively inexpensive, but could probably use some balancing
    http://www.heli-world.com/SearchResult. ... goryID=892

    I bought a cheap balancer (the $4 on on amazon),which is actually pretty easy to use.
    .tho kinda wish I had bought the $20 one now, as I can't see myself ever giving up on my newfound hobby.
  3. tanasit

    Jan 28, 2013
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    I bought 4 Graupner e 8x5 props and when I started to balance them, I found out that 2 of them are perfectly balanced and one needed just a slight sanding and the forth is just a little more. I think if you are not filming then it is okay but you may get that infamous jello effect with unbalanced props.
  4. Dronepilot1

    Feb 9, 2013
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    I purposefully have not balanced mine yet ........ Picking up the Go Pro 3 next week, I will add MoonGel to the Go Pro Mount and then balance the props (Du-Bro prop balancer) to see how each step removes the jello from the video!!!!

    Other than adding a 250.00 camera gimbal, this seems to be a good first choice..

    I will post my results as tested
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