Many modelers understand that having a balanced propeller is very important to get the best performance and longevity out of your electric, glow, or gas-powered model. That is probably why the Tru-Spin Propeller Balancer continues to be one of our most popular products. This handy tool allows you to balance propellers in a wide range of sizes and materials.
The vast majority of model aircraft use 2-blade nylon propellers. I think that these are actually the easiest type propellers to balance. There are a fair number of 2-blade wooden propellers out there too. Those are also rather easy to balance. There is, however, a difference in how you approach nylon versus wood propellers.
Du-Bro teamed up with editor, Jay Smith, to share our tips for prop balancing in the September 2020 issue of ‘Model Aviation’ magazine. This article covers the basics of balancing nylon and wood 2-blade propellers. If you have not already read the article, we think you will find it very helpful. There’s no need to search through your stack of back issues. The article is available on the ‘Model Aviation’ website.
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Of course, there are many techniques for prop balancing. The article represents just two basic methods. If you do things differently, we encourage you to leave a comment in the article with your own tips and tricks.