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After watching several YouTube vids on Drone Prop Balancing, I decided to try something different.  I sharpened to a point, then heat annealed a metal rod part of my fixed-wing UAV prop balancer.  Take a look at what I did and how an unbalanced prop "sits" on my balancer.  Still a problem ---->  sandpapering is not a good idea on ANY prop since it affect the laminar flow of air over the prop surface hence causing a small change in the lift characteristics of the prop.  Am looking for other things to do to balance both the hubs and blades of my props.  Any Suggestions ???

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Why don’t you use the Dubro prop balanced the way it’s intended?  I doubt that the way your trying to balance the props will work. 

Maw @Bruno mentioned, most people use tape as a weight.

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You can doubt as much as you like, but I have used my way for the past 22 years and it works brilliantly. It is also very easy to apply and it does not diminuish the performance of the propeller.

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@ThunderBot - I have that same prop balancer and it worked fine for me but more recently I've purchased my props from these guys as they claim that the props are factory pre-balanced.

https://www.masterairscrew.com/pages/mr-drone-propellers

https://www.masterairscrew.com/pages/factory-balanced-propellers

Also they are manufactured here in Northern California, in fact not far from where I live.

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