Hey everyone! Hope your model building season is going great!
OK, I have a question... putting together a Squall EDF, and are getting ready to balance the impeller for the EDF unit. Now, from what I have seen, most people seem to be using a magnetic balancer to do the job. I do understand the advantages of using magnets as there is no friction on the balancing shaft and therefore should obtain the most accurate results.
However, right now I own a Dubro 499 Tru-Spin prop balancer. Difference is that this unit uses a series of knife edge wheels to support the balance shaft. Thus far I have used this balancer on a LOT of props, wheels, along with a few heli head assemblies, and the results have always been satisfactory, at least for my purposes.
So the questions I have is how much of a difference would there be between the two units, and would it really be worth spending the extra $25 - $30 delivered to get a magnetic balancer?