Dynamic Propeller Balancing

dynamic propeller balancing - piper, cessna and other aircraft

Shoreline Aviation offers expert dynamic propeller balancing services for all piston and turbine powered single and twin engine personal and business aircraft including Piper, Beechcraft, Mooney, Cessna, and TBM models - and others.  Contact us to inquire about your aircraft or with any questions regarding service.

Why should I worry about balancing my propeller?

Vibration is the single-most common cause of engine, airframe and avionics wear and tear, reducing the longevity of expensive aircraft components including flight instruments, propeller spinners, vacuum pumps, exhaust systems, engine cowlings and more - not just its rotating parts. 

Propeller BalancingHow does dynamic propeller balancing work? 

Propeller balancing is performed by measuring the vibration produced by the aircraft powerplant and propeller.  Based on the measured data, small trim balance weights are added to the propeller spinner and bulkhead assembly to counter any imbalances in mass distribution and in turn reduce vibration. 

Proper propeller balancing minimizes overall vibration levels throughout your aircraft, providing a smoother ride and increasing the service life of all aircraft components.  Depending on the level of imbalance, quite often a properly balanced propeller leads to both noticeable noise level reduction as well as improved ride quality and comfort.

How often should I have my aircraft propeller describe the imagebalanced?

We recommend propeller balancing for all new planes and also advocate checking balance upon annual inspection.  Propeller balancing should also be performed after a prop or engine overhaul and following any major propeller repairs.

Call us at 781-834-4928 with any questions or to schedule service.