It’s been a decade since RPX Technologies began offering DynaVibe propeller balancing equipment to the aviation industry. In that time, we have collected a lot of data about the state of prop imbalance. Our data tells us that about 80% of props are out-of-balance, and when they are dynamically balanced, owners, pilots and mechanics report that the difference is amazing.
What does it mean when we say that 8 out of 10 general aviation aircraft are flying with an unbalanced prop? Technically speaking, it means that the measurable vibration exceeds .15 Inches Per Second (IPS), which is the maximum acceptable vibration level after dynamic balancing. We’ve seen vibration levels that are much greater, and the greater the magnitude, the more damage the vibration can do to the airframe, engine and instruments.
Eliminating vibration is important just for the maintenance benefits alone. But if that is true, why are so many airplanes flying with unbalanced props? The reasons vary, but often it is because of a false assumption that vibration is just the price you pay for having a combustion engine that turns a propeller at a high RPM, and therefore it must be lived with. Don’t buy in to this false assumption!
We’ve seen many DynaVibe users eliminate vibration completely, or get it well below .10 IPS – a level of acceptable vibration. What would YOUR plane feel like after using DynaVibe? The reactions and feedback we get from DynaVibe users that experience flight with a balanced prop answer this question. These comments have a similar theme, and we never tire of hearing them. Here are some we’ve collected through the years:
These are just a sampling of the testimonials we’ve collected from customers about the results they get from using DynaVibe to balance their props. They can feel the difference after balancing. We’ve made it easy and affordable for you to feel the difference too, with the DynaVibe Classic prop balancer costing just $1,495. Contact us to learn more about how you can enjoy smoother, safer flying while lowering your maintenance costs.