DuBro prop balancer - any good?

I saw a DuBro prop balancer in a hobby store today. Anyone have anything good or bad to say about them? It cost about $30, and was the only one they had.

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Tower hobbies has three prop balancers. TopFlite is cheaper and is VERY GOOD. $19.99 DuBro is $24.99 Great Planes fingertip balancer is $4.29 (fair)

Personally, I use the TopFlite balancer and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Earl Scherzinger

Ted shuffled out of his cave and grunted these great (and sometimes not so great) words of knowledge:

A lot depends on your budget. I have a prop balancer I made at home and a Great Planes "Finger Tip" balancer I keep in my flight box. They both work well for the sport flying I do.

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Ted Campanelli

If you expect to use large props the Dubro is great. I needed to balance a 20" prop and the Dubro worked great. My prop shaft was 12mm (almost 1/2") and the other balancers wouldn't work. I reccomend it.



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Art Horne

Dubro is a good balancer. As long as it is not the magnetic one

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"Art Horne" wrote

Very true, because the Top Flite "suspends" the balancer rod and cones with magnetic power. The larger props push that attraction to the limit, and might not keep it suspended.

The Dubro can be set up to suspend the prop off to the side of the mounts, and then can let the prop have the room to swing over the table edge.

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The Top Flite magnetic balancer has served me well for way over ten years now; it'll handle props up to 16" diameter easily.

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