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DJK
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How do we check and balance the new twist lock props?
2015-5-2
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Tahoe_Ed
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I don't.  They are balanced out out of the box.  I have not balanced a DJI prop since the early P1-P2 days.  Since the Self-Tightening Props there has been no reason to balance in my opinion.  My video is fine with no issues.  I have posted Inspire video and P3 video and It is all smooth.  If there was an issue I would balance but so far there has been none.  Try what you have and then ask about balancing if you have an issue.
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dbeck
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I agree with Ed. I bought the dubro balancer and the rods and between at least 10 sets of both Phanton and Inspire props maybe two needed a bit of shaving. Minor
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bostonlines
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I'm with Ed. I've never bothered. I will only do it as a last resort due to jello, vibrations, etc.
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jimhare
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That's good news!  One less thing to think about and I've never had a performance issue.
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Muzzy
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Same as Ed and dbeck also for me, the new carbon props are near spot on. When I check them, out of the 4 I have, only 1 required a very light sanding. The Dubro is best and make sure you get a well engineered rod.
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RichJ53
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Although I respect Tahoe Ed's answer, these props can be checked using a simple prop balancer. I have found that these props can be off slightly and even though you can't see it in your video footage long term effects can damage your onboard electronics. I use a dab of nail polish or vinyl tape to achieve a perfect balance.

This balancer is inexpensive and I have used for both the new and original props.  Check it out.

http://www.infinity-hobby-jp.com ... 8d804a9845fa5a1e404

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DJK
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Thanks everyone. This is what the forum is for.... good .... clean....collaboration on a topic.

i did not realize that there were threads up inside the new prop.

I have not had an issue with the balance per se of the props.

I am trying to get them to be a little quieter for nature photography, and less of an noticeable noise signature when filming events.
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PeteGould
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Unlike some of the others posting to this thread, I DID find a need to balance when using the self-tightening props.  Once the new props came out I immediately bought ten sets.  Not a single prop was out of balance as measured on the Dubro.
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vonbaron1
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I checked the balance on ALL props.  The spin on props  were half good and the other needed some tweaking.  Two of them really needed it.  
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dbeck
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and speaking of balancers...who makes the correct threaded rods for the QR props?
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DJK
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I tried to thread my balancing rods into the QR props, and none of them fit. there are no threads in the QR props, so I am still looking for a method.
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jimhare
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PeteGould Posted at 2015-5-4 05:11
Unlike some of the others posting to this thread, I DID find a need to balance when using the self-t ...

So just to clarify the ORIGINAL props were touch and go but the new QR props were 100% perfect?   If so that's encouraging.
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dbeck
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Exactly the case with mine
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PeteGould
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jimhare Posted at 2015-5-4 11:36
So just to clarify the ORIGINAL props were touch and go but the new QR props were 100% perfect?    ...

Yes - that was my experience.  About half the original self-tightening props needed varying degrees of balancing.  All 20 quick-release props were perfectly balanced out of the box.
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Hambone
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Perfect out of the box. The original hub lock props and the newer quick lock were all perfectly balanced.
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RichJ53
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dbeck@promobox. Posted at 2015-5-4 08:41
and speaking of balancers...who makes the correct threaded rods for the QR props?


I posted this above, I use this balancer for both styles of props. It threads into the self tightening prop and just snaps into the quick release prop perfectly.

This balancer is inexpensive.  Check it out.

http://www.infinity-hobby-jp.com ... 8d804a9845fa5a1e404
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