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10-12-2005 06:04 PM  13 years agoPost 1
NewRCHeliPilot

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Panama City, Fl.

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What is the best equipment to balance rotor blades, head, and paddles. Thanks for all the input in advance.

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10-12-2005 08:31 PM  13 years agoPost 2
ChrisMoore

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The koll rotor pro is what I think will do the fastest best job out there for blades (even for Tail rotors). Ray's manual outlines some ways to do it with the Koll or with a triple beam balance and a high point. I have the Koll after picking it up here in the classifieds for $70. They cost $100 new but finding one on RunRyder isnt too tricky.



As for balancing heads, paddles, ect. I bought a long counterbalance shaft from the UK for my high-point balancer. for balancing the head with paddles and everything attached.


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10-12-2005 08:46 PM  13 years agoPost 3
MicroDOC

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Goleta, CA

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A gram scale, a high point balancer and a blade balancer are the basic three I use. That seems to fill the bill for 99% of my applications. If anyone has a Koll for sale at $70.00 I'm interested.

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