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Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Cjvw, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. Cjvw

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    Which method of balancing do members think is best? adding tape to the lightest blade or finly sanding down the under side of the heaviest blade, I like the permanency of sanding down provided not to much material needs to be removed, but then again the tape method can always be redone when necessary.
     
  2. Talon Six

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    I'll use both methods, especially if there's a large variance in prop weights. If it's only a minor imbalance, I'll typically sand first since that offers finer control of the weight being shed.

    On my racing quads, I go through props so quickly that I don't waste time sanding - it's tape only.
     
  3. Cjvw

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    Yes a combination of both methods makes sense if too much material needs to be removed.
     
  4. DodgeP

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    I used sandpaper.
     
  5. Alastair

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    I purchased the du-bro prop balancer unit at a hobby store and ordered a rod from directly from them for the QR props. All four of my props were perfectly balanced right out of the box. Anyone else have such luck? I checked and rechecked with the same results.
     
  6. Mr Phantom

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    Can i use the T-Rex 450 linkage rod for the Inspire 1 Threaded props?
     

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  7. Cjvw

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    I like the look of the Du-Bro prop balancer, where can they be purchased from in the UK, Iv'e seen them on eBay, but I'm not a big fan of eBay.
     
  8. Alastair

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    Check the Du-Bro website, you can email questions. Maybe they can direct you to a retailer in the UK or maybe ship directly to you.
    I too was apprehensive about doing the eBay route. I finally caved when I needed a car part that was only available there. I have to say I've purchased many items since, without any issues. I use PayPal to pay for items. They have a ratings system which you can use check sellers. I've even returned items without hassle.
     
  9. Cjvw

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    Thanks Alastair, I will check out their website, failing that I'll go down the eBay route.