Benefits of Prop Balancing

Having a properly balanced prop will not only improve engine performance and fuel economy,
but it will also prevent engine and airframe damage over time.

Can you feel a vibration in your aircraft while flying? Maybe it is so very slight, hardly noticeable. In fact, you may have even gotten used to it as just being one of those things. Many times the root cause of the vibration is coming from the propeller being off balance.

Picture a ceiling fan spinning slowly and swaying back and forth. The reason for this sway is due to one blade being heavier than the others. Increase the fan speed and the swaying will turn into vibration.

In your plane this imbalance can cause pre-mature prop shaft bearing wear, crankshaft problems, and places unnecessary stress on the airframe causing cracks and loosening hardware. Let’s not also forget about the fuel cost concerns as well due to this inefficient prop to engine relationship.

A prop balancing service will level the weight of each blade and remove that unnecessary vibration improving engine performance, fuel economy, and extending the life of your machine.

Have more questions about this? Call Sky Manor Air Repair at 908-996-0541 and speak to one of our IAs. We would be happy to help you out.

Prop balancing service is now being scheduled. Make your appointment today!

Sky Manor Air Repair
48 Sky Manor Road
Pittstown NJ 08867

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