FAQ: MV2 Getting Started With Propeller Balancing


If you are new to the MicroVib II Aircraft Analyzer Fixed-Wing Kit, the following steps will get you started with Propeller Balancing in the fastest and easiest way possible.

1. Contact DSS To Obtain Factory Certified Training

DSS offers a variety of FAA Approved training classes to get you started using the MicroVib II Aircraft Analyzer in the most efficient way possible. Click here to read about our FAA Approved classes.

When you are ready to get started, contact one of the DSS Field Offices to schedule your training with a DSS Certified Training Specialist. Click here to view a list of DSS Field Offices that offer DSS certified training. 

2. Familiarize Yourself With The MicroVib II Users Manual

Read the MicroVib II Users Manual section on Propeller Balancing. Note that the MicroVib II Users Manuel does not deal with any particular aircraft model and only discusses general procedures.

3. Download The MicroVib II Prop Balancing Application Note

MicroVib II Application Notes describe how to use the MicroVib II Aircraft Analyzer on your particular task. You must have the appropriate Application Note in order to perform your task correctly and eficiently. For Propeller Balancing, download the AN-MV2-PROP.pdf Application Note. Click here for application note download information.

4. Download The Appropriate MicroVib II Group File To Your Computer And Upload to Your MV2

MicroVib II Group Files contain the setup information which configures the MicroVib II to perform your particular task. You will need to download the appropriate group file and then upload the group file to your MicroVib II. For Propeller Balancing, you will need the PROP.grp group file. Click here for group file download and upload information. Group Files can be customized to better match your aircraft configuration and behavior.

MicroVib II Group Templates are example group files which are permanently programmed into the MicroVib II firmware. They are cannot be modified and are generally not updated. Since Group Templates are permanently burned into the MicroVib II firmware, they are not kept up to date and should only be used for training / reference purposes.

5. Download The Appropriate Machine File To Your MicroBase Pro Installation

In order to perform advanced vibration analysis on spectrum data files collected by your MicroVib II, you will need to download the appropriate Machine File for your target machine to your MicroBase Pro installation. Click here for Machine File download information.

6. Obtain Technical Support From DSS

Once you have accomplished the above steps, you will be ready to perform Track and Balance on your helicopter. Be sure to contact a DSS Authorized Technical Support resource if you have any additional questions about how to use your MicroVib II Aircraft Analyzer. Click here to find a nearby technical support contact.

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