The Speedy™ Prop Balancer is a precision instrument designed specifically for the Phantom® brand 8” and 9” props. It was conceived, designed and produced by brothers Joe and Speedy Peacock . Both avid Phantom 1 & 2 pilots, they were dissatisfied with other balancing devices on the market that tend to give ambiguous results ending in a “compromise” or “that is good enough”. Their pursuit for repeatable results went on for months and many prototypes before finalizing the PB-1.
The importance and value of precisely balanced props:
Balanced props on multi rotors are very important for two reasons. Out of balance props are hard on the motors and make them work harder and out of balance props induce vibrations in the airframe that manifest themselves through the airframe down to the camera equipment causing instability and a “jello” effect in the final video.