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03-09-2008 01:53 AM  10 years agoPost 1
otto975d

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Hi Guys is this a good blade balancer HMXR4855 Blade Balancer made by Heli max

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03-09-2008 03:32 AM  10 years agoPost 2
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yup. Better than fingers.

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03-09-2008 05:03 AM  10 years agoPost 3
mcfast

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NO GOOD ! the pivot are not straight and give a false reading, I bout one and did 3 of my helli with it and all vibrate bad! if you want a good one look at this.

http://www.heli-world.com/detail.aspx?ID=9194

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03-09-2008 05:53 PM  10 years agoPost 4
JRjoe

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KSJ makes a nice one too. If you can find it.


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03-10-2008 01:29 AM  10 years agoPost 5
kangarooster

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That type of balancer does not give you the balance that you need.
You can equalize the total weight,but you can not put it in the right spot.
You can end up with a dynamic unbalance.
Since you have an electric powered heli,you can do better balancing the blades by running them up on the heli.

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03-10-2008 09:15 AM  10 years agoPost 6
MichaelP

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I use the Kyosho balancer which is pretty good.

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03-10-2008 02:16 PM  10 years agoPost 7
JRjoe

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Since you have an electric powered heli,you can do better balancing the blades by running them up on the heli.
Please explain this one to me......


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03-10-2008 02:30 PM  10 years agoPost 8
kangarooster

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tailspin90,
Blade tracking needs to be close to start with. Then spin up at zero pitch. If it shakes ,stop and put piece of tape near middle of blade and spin up again.If shake is less add more tape, If it is worse take tape off and put on other blade.Repeat as needed. Recheck tracking recheck balance.

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03-10-2008 02:58 PM  10 years agoPost 9
JRjoe

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I've always used a balancer for the main blades. But that's actually pretty much how i do the tail. Hey, whatever works,right???


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03-10-2008 10:58 PM  10 years agoPost 10
kangarooster

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That is just a quick and dirty way to do it at the field.
I prefer to balance on a knife edge at home.

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03-11-2008 08:40 AM  10 years agoPost 11
MichaelP

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Are we talking balancing or tracking?

http://www.webstarts.com/micksscalehelicopters

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03-11-2008 02:10 PM  10 years agoPost 12
kangarooster

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skypilot01,
Mostly balancing,but tracking has an effect on dynamic balance.

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03-13-2008 09:51 PM  10 years agoPost 13
bbeverlie

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I use this balancer in three ways first to fing the CG of each
blade, then to find the cordwise CG of each blade and then to balance
as a set as show in the first pic and haven't had any problems
yes it's not the best but works fine for my 450SE blades and
is much better than that align balancer where you bolt the blades
together and suspend on a couple blocks!

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03-14-2008 04:20 AM  10 years agoPost 14
simages

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I echo bbeverlie regarding the CG steps, have these three tools and do find myself using the Helimax as well.....works great for my 400 series.

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03-14-2008 02:16 PM  10 years agoPost 15
bbeverlie

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Hey simages, Can you provide a link to the tool in your
third picture, Thanks

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03-14-2008 02:44 PM  10 years agoPost 16
kangarooster

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bbeverlie,
I tried a balancer similar to the heli-max years ago and was not satisfied and went on to develope other methods.
After reading your post ,I went to the LHS and tried one and found it to easily give acceptable results.
The first one I tried years ago did not have good instructions and I was not using it right.
I join you in reccomending it.

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03-14-2008 03:01 PM  10 years agoPost 17
JRjoe

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Link to the Du-Bro Tru Spin

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Product...x?ProdID=DUB499


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03-14-2008 03:24 PM  10 years agoPost 18
bbeverlie

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Thanks for the link, I've seem them at my LHS in the plank section
never thought about using one for rotors!

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03-14-2008 03:50 PM  10 years agoPost 19
simages

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The Du-Bro Tru Spin which I had for Plank props, is in fact great for rotor baldes and works great for the flybar and paddles too......

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