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Old 02-14-2011, 05:15 PM   #16
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The "floating in air" magnetic bearings that the Top Flite balancer has have got to be the lowest friction bearings out there. The lower the friction, the more accurate the balance. Wind resistance on the rotating prop or wheel is about all the drag there would be. Suspended in a magnetic field! High school physics in action.

The price is low because no precision machined bearings are required. Approaching the problem using a different technology achieves greater accuracy and lower cost. Very smart. I'm sold.
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I have the Losi and Dubro. Bought the Dubro used on this site for $15, bought the Losi and 1/10 adapter new, then had to buy decent bearings for it, then had to smooth out the rough surfaces where the shafts spin....used cheap dubro still spins better!!!
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The "floating in air" magnetic bearings that the Top Flite balancer has have got to be the lowest friction bearings out there. The lower the friction, the more accurate the balance. Wind resistance on the rotating prop or wheel is about all the drag there would be. Suspended in a magnetic field! High school physics in action.

The price is low because no precision machined bearings are required. Approaching the problem using a different technology achieves greater accuracy and lower cost. Very smart. I'm sold.
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I have the magnetic TopFlite one also. It works very well, I use it for
smaller items, but...... it does have a weight limit. So the although the
TopFlite unit is more precise its not as versitile as the DuBro unit that
I recomended. As long as you never want to do a MT or Truggy tire
the TopFlite will work fine.
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I have the magnetic TopFlite one also. It works very well, I use it for
smaller items, but...... it does have a weight limit. So the although the
TopFlite unit is more precise its not as versitile as the DuBro unit that
I recomended. As long as you never want to do a MT or Truggy tire
the TopFlite will work fine.
I might run 1/8 buggy in the future, but for the time being only going to be balancing 1/10 buggy tires.
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