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Dynamic Propeller Balancer

I’ve been curious about the balance of my propeller/engine combination.  Rather than find someone with access to a dynamic balancer, I decided to design and build my own.

Balancer setup on bench

Moving to the airport

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Cockpit mostly complete

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Throttle, electrical, and fuel

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Attaching engine mount

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Riveting fuselage former

Archie came over again and helped me rivet the last two fuselage formers in place.

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This week I completely disassembled the forward fuselage, deburred them, and added a hole for the rear spar on the left side.  I then reattached the sides, bolted, and riveted the skins.  I started riveting the spar tunnel in place with flush rivets.

Forward fuselage deburring, dimpling, and countersinking

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