There are still some people out there wondering should I spend the money on ordering Rubber Motor Winder, Rubber and Propellers. Answer YES.
Some people are wondering if they will get the use/money out of the gear. I feel that this hobby actually saves me money. I mean yes there is start up costs and yes the rubber needs to be replenished. However, Honestly this hobby is inexpensive especially if you look at hobbies like Model Railroading.
For rubber I would recommend 1/4 lbs. box of 3/32, 1/8 and 3/16 inch thick rubber. Note I keep mine in the refrigerator.
for winders I recommend a 10:1 ratio UK made winder.
for propellers since I recommend the 900 Series kits I guess I would recommend Peck Polymer 6 inch. Note propellers are not very expensive so I recommend you get all the sizes of propellers that you can get your hands on. I would get maybe 2 or 3 of each size. they sometimes break.
While talking propellers Yes they need to be balanced. Basically hang the propeller on the shaft so it can spin. One end or the other usually is a little heaver and will point downward. Stick some tape, so it lays flat on the blade, on the other end till it balances out. http://www.a2zcorp.us/store/ProductDetailNP.asp?Cguid=
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