First DIY Propeller Balance

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by irishluck, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. irishluck

    irishluck Well-Known Member

    So this is my first attempt at making a magnetic propeller balance jig.
    Not bad I dont think.

    Just need to figure out what to use in the center to keep the propeller tight and what not.
    I tried to use a pen cap but cant get it centered 100% to get glue in there. Any thought?

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  2. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C6 Moderator

    I made one that is not magnetic, but similar, it has 4 washers that the steel rod sits on. You should be able to use the prop adapters that come with them to get it close as possible.
     
  3. irishluck

    irishluck Well-Known Member

    These carbon fiber props that I got didn't come with adapters. I think there a DJI props.
     
  4. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C6 Moderator

    Oh haha, good luck with that then, I don't think your balancer will work if the hole does not go all the way through.
     
  5. irishluck

    irishluck Well-Known Member

    Yeaaaa thats what kinda sux. I think I kind of made something that will work.

    At the time I bought these props, the motors I had would only allow these type of props. So of coarse i have like 4 sets of them lol
     
  6. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hi if you have an old motor you can use , just remove all the workings then put motor back together and use this to balance the props
     
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  7. irishluck

    irishluck Well-Known Member

    I do, but the motor shaft is bent lol
    Actually need to make a thread for my first major crash lol

    Had to get hobbyking to pay for my quadcopter cause of the battery. brand new battery failed in midair and crashed my x666 to the ground
     
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  8. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C6 Moderator

    They actually paid for your quad? That is a first hahahaha.
     
  9. irishluck

    irishluck Well-Known Member

    Oh yea.

    I bought a brand new 5000mAh turnigy battery. Was flying it for about 5 minutes about 50ft up and I noticed my lights were cutting out and as I was
    thinking I need to land it, the battery started smoking and lost all power which crashed to the ground. I took the battery off just in time as it caught fire.

    My quad suffered a busted motor, broken motor mount, battery and all the props. Barely missed a car too lol

    I had to talk to 3 different people to get my items replaced. But they replaced it all. After 3 hours of talking to them they finally replaced it all.

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  10. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C6 Moderator

    Hahaha, the pictures are probably what did it haha. They ask for a video, and did the parts come from them?
     
  11. irishluck

    irishluck Well-Known Member

    Yea all the parts I originally bought from them. They tried asking for a video, told them to let me get right on building that time machine so I could go back and record it lol.

    They tried to play the game with me too. "Well we need to know your complete setup to make sure your parts were compatible"
    I laid it into them after that. Threatened to file a complaint with the Bureau of Consumer Protection lol
     
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  12. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C6 Moderator

    Hahahahaha, how stupid they think you were xD, unless they thought you did not look at the C rate hahah.
     
  13. irishluck

    irishluck Well-Known Member

    lol right!
    And on top of that Im going to school for my associates in electronics technology. So as far as voltages and currents go, i know how they work lol
     
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  14. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hi mate your 666 fared better then mine did , I needed 2 arms, 2 motors mounts, top plate props that came down from 150 feet
     
  15. irishluck

    irishluck Well-Known Member

    150ft a bit high lol

    Luckily the only thing on my frame that broke was the motor mount and landing gear.

    That arm that looks bent isn't bent at all, the adjusting screw let it move
     
  16. HDtallrider

    HDtallrider Well-Known Member

    Sometimes you're so smart you're scary........:)
    You know you can buy a magnetic prop balancer for $6.00? DuBro has shafts for DJI props to use with their balancer. Just sayin'..........;)
     
  17. irishluck

    irishluck Well-Known Member

    Very true except from the reviews I have read on them being that the things the hold the prop on the shaft are not balanced.
    Plus I like to make things lol
     
  18. HDtallrider

    HDtallrider Well-Known Member

    Gotcha....... That's half the fun
     
  19. irishluck

    irishluck Well-Known Member

    :D That's how I got into building the quads. Anyone can go out and buy a quadcopter, but a lot more fun to build them!
     
  20. HDtallrider

    HDtallrider Well-Known Member

    It is indeed. Actually, I like the building part even more than flying. However. I do buy, rather than build, tools......;)
     

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