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How much work is it to remove the prop? If you can take it off you can quite easily see if it is seriously unbalanced - stick it on a metal or even a wooden pole and spin it a couple of times, marking the bottom blade to find the heaviest point. If you get the same point 10 times out of 10 and if you then put that blade at 90 degrees and it rotates back down to the bottom then you have a serious imbalance.
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How much work is it to remove the prop? If you can take it off you can quite easily see if it is seriously unbalanced - stick it on a metal or even a wooden pole and spin it a couple of times, marking the bottom blade to find the heaviest point. If you get the same point 10 times out of 10 and if you then put that blade at 90 degrees and it rotates back down to the bottom then you have a serious imbalance.
Nice method. Could it be this easy? I know there's dynamic and static balancing. Without going there (because I really can't), that's a good method. Now to find a big enough wrench....
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Funny conversation just now on the phone with my next door neighbors. She answered the phone and was calling out to her husband that I had a 2 inch nut and needed to borrow a big wrench. Great people, funny game of telephone.
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