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Old 04-02-2009, 02:31 PM   #46
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Pretty new to the balance thing..are you saying that putty is not optimal for buggy? I have weights, but I like the putty, is eaiser...

putty: easy and cheap
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He is saying that if you apply the putty like most people, you will pack it in along side of a webbing in the wheel. On a 1/2 off wheel, that puts the putty too far from the centerline of the wheel and this is not an optimal situation. You should try to keep the weight you add near the center line of the wheel since you just don't know if the original out of balance issue is caused by too much weight near the outer, inner, or center part of the wheel/foam/tire... So, to be safe, apply your balance weight near the center of the wheel. And if a lot of balance weight is required, try to spread it out and not pile it up in one small surface area. The lead tape works well for this.

Truggy tires are the topic. Buggy tires are much narrower and are not noticeably affected. Same concept applies though.

That is what I am saying, and I believe that is Integra's opinion as well. If so, he'll do the bobble head thing for us.


Well said buddy.


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Well said buddy.


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actually, I just think its funny my ugly tire balancer went for 4 pages.....
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actually, I just think its funny my ugly tire balancer went for 4 pages.....


more so the fact this is a Highly discussed topic and Alot of people like to add their input.
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I'll buy one fore $15 bux
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I'll buy one fore $15 bux

I say that I have $10 dollars in this balancer, but really this was stuff just lying around in my garage. I was just guessing what it would cost if I bought the tool and a couple of bearings.
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I used a 8mm drill blank, and an old buggy hub.. got the blank from mcmaster car.. had the hub.. I kept the stock prop balancer for 1/10th wheels
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so i want to make one but i dont want to spend any money... can i just drill a hole in each piece of wood on the side and put a bolt through it? and what is the hub for?
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so i want to make one but i dont want to spend any money... can i just drill a hole in each piece of wood on the side and put a bolt through it? and what is the hub for?
The hub is too keep the wheel true on the axle, whether you use a bolt, xacto handle, or baby fingers.
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i use the prop balancer too... im too lazy to make my own balancer.

good job to the OP for building his..
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i use the prop balancer too... im too lazy to make my own balancer.

good job to the OP for building his..



Why not mount it the right way ? do you have a specific reason to run the balancer like that ? Ive never seen it done like that with the dubro.
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It's designed to work that way for smaller props, larger props would ride on top. Seems like a lot stress on the rod setup that way. Are truggy wheels too wide to run in the middle between the rollers?

Good call on the xacto handle btw. My homeade rig is even more awesomer now.
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It's designed to work that way for smaller props, larger props would ride on top. Seems like a lot stress on the rod setup that way. Are truggy wheels too wide to run in the middle between the rollers?

Good call on the xacto handle btw. My homeade rig is even more awesomer now.


No, Truggy tires should fit in between the raisers no problems.....I also think that's an excessive amount of stress on the rod almost to a point of giving you false readings.....try it the other way builtb16a and see it you find it easier.
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No, Truggy tires should fit in between the raisers no problems.....I also think that's an excessive amount of stress on the rod almost to a point of giving you false readings.....try it the other way builtb16a and see it you find it easier.
No stress to worry about. It's designed to work like that. I use to balance 60 class heli blades like that all the time. And they weigh a lot more than truggy tires and the balance is way more critical on heli blades.
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No, Truggy tires should fit in between the raisers no problems.....I also think that's an excessive amount of stress on the rod almost to a point of giving you false readings.....try it the other way builtb16a and see it you find it easier.
Ever pick up an 8"" + prop at the hobbyshop? It weighs a heck of a lot more than a truggy wheel.
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