Tru-Spin Precision Prop Balancer
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It's a myth that some props don't require balancing; all props regardless of the brand must be balanced to a greater or lesser extent. It's especially important to balance props for multirotor use. Multicotper flight electronics and particularly the accelerometer within flight controllers are very sensitive to vibrations. Excessive vibration can results in very bad performance, in the worse case rendering the craft unflyable.
This virtually frictionless balancer uses precision-machined aluminium rotating wheels, self-centering locking cones and a hardened grounded shaft to give pinpoint accuracy when balancing your propellers.
It will balance model airplane props of all sizes and weights, boat props, spinners, car wheels, helicopter rotor heads, jet fans, fly wheels, etc. Each balancer comes complete with easy to follow assembly and prop balancing instructions.
With prop balancers you get what you pay for, many cheaper balancers come with shafts and cones that are out of balance and aren't true running making them unusable.
Assembly required instructions included.
Click on the 'Advice' tab for tips on how to balance props.
How to balance your props: Balancing your props is a necessity. If your rotors are not balanced, one blade will be heavier than the other which will cause an excessive amount of vibration. This vibration will lead to extra wear on motors and bearings, make sensors less accurate at the detriment of flight performance, and make getting good video almost impossible.
The general principle of prop balancing is to determine the “heavy side” of the propeller and then to either remove material from the heavy side, or add weight to the light side. A prop is truly balanced if it can be stopped and will remain stationary in any position.
Method 1: Lightly sand the backside of the heavier blade with fine sandpaper. Recheck often to avoid removing too much material. Removing material at the very end of the heavy blade will have maximum impact, and avoid changing the airfoil shape.
Method 2: Apply a drop of medium CA to the backside of the light blade and use a piece of waxed paper or a plastic bag over your finger to smooth the CA into a thin film. Cure the CA with a light spray of accelerator. Re-check the balance. Apply more CA in thin layers until the propeller is balanced. NOTE: Before adding glue to a prop, make sure it is absolutely clean and free of any oil residue.
If the prop comes to rest in a level position, but is still obviously out of balance (this is indicated by a repetitive seesaw motion around the y axis or the prop dropping to one side after placing the prop vertically) you may need to add weight to the lighter side of the hub. Do not remove material from the hub. This could weaken the prop, making it unsafe.
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UK Postage: Here at Flying Tech we process orders Monday to Friday and pride ourselves on our quick turnaround of orders. If stocks levels allow, we aim to dispatch orders placed before 4PM the same day with Royal Mail. Our cut off time for courier delivery is earlier; orders must be placed by 1PM for next day delivery with DHL and 1PM for next day delivery with APC. A confirmation email will be sent when your order has been dispatched. If you wish to change your order, please contact us promptly, as we won't be able to make amendments once the order has been shipped.
We are partnered with several delivery companies including Royal Mail, DHL, APC and Parcel Force. If you have a special delivery requirement or would like to arrange a shop collection please contact us. For small low value orders our cheapest delivery service is Royal Mail First Class; this service aims to deliver the next working day including Saturdays and it can be sent recorded for extra peace of mind – please note this is not a guaranteed next day delivery or trackable service.
For a guaranteed next day delivery we recommend Royal Mail Special Delivery or one of our courier delivery options. Royal Mail Special Delivery will arrive by 1PM the next day and for an extra fee can be delivered on Saturdays. APC Overnight offers next day delivery with full tracking and a 2hr time slot pre-delivery text notification. DHL is a good option for larger consignments and remote locations such as Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. All high value orders are fully insured and will likely require a signature on delivery.
FREE shipping in the UK on orders over £99 (this is a signed for service and insured to a maximum of £40). Please note that the offer only applies to orders with a total weight under 1Kg and that a few products are exempt from the offer, such as LiPo batteries.
International Postage: We are based in the UK, but ship to most worldwide destinations. Postage rates are calculated by the weight and shipment location, the price is quoted during the checkout. Low value order can be sent by Air Mail, but are not insured. Higher value, heavy goods will be sent with DHL or an alternative courier. Orders shipped outside the UK may be subject to customs charges. These charges are additional to any delivery costs and will need to be paid by the recipient.
For our international customers who require a rapid delivery we off a DHL Express service. DHL Express offers NEXT DAY delivery to most European destinations and a very fast delivery for countries further afield, generally 2-3 days. For country specific estimated transit times, please refer this download.
We reserve the right to modify, remove or add to any of these services at any time. We endeavour to ship all items as fast as possible. If you would like an alternative shipping arrangement to be made please contact us.