A properly balanced engine installation offers a number of advantages over unbalanced equipment. The most significant advantage is in the longevity of components associated with the power plant. In many cases high vibration levels have lead to premature failure of critical engine components. Engine accessories, engine mounts, firewalls, and instruments are also susceptible to vibration damage and premature failure.
Last but not least is passenger comfort. A smooth running plane is ultimately more enjoyable to fly!
What DynaVibe customers are saying:
"I spent the day yesterday fabricating a good mounting bracket, and then balanced a friend's Thorpe T-18. My friend and I were absolutely stunned at the result! I am not sure what I was expecting, but the result is truly amazing! What a fantastic thing this DynaVibe is. I now have three more friends demanding the same results!"
- Mike Melvill, Pilot, SpaceShipOne
"Wow, I can't believe the difference! I didn't realize how rough my ride was, assuming that much of the vibration was coming straight from the engine. But, when Brian Wallis worked his DynaVibe magic on my prop, the airplane really smoothed out. Cross-country is so much less fatiguing now, and it's obvious that there's less stress on the airplane. Thanks, Brian!"
- Elgin Wells,