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Old 01-28-2017, 08:41 PM   #75 (permalink)
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I tried using electrical tape, but these two sets are so far off that it seems hopeless. As you can see in the pictures below, I could set the entire roll (!!!) of tape on the lighter blade to get it balanced. Obviously, this is very close to the fulcrum, but still.
I then proceeded as usual. First I brought the COG of the lighter blade to the same location as on the heavier blade. Then I added six layers of tape at the COG, but that's by far not enough. The second picture shows the situation with the entire roll on top of the lighter blade to get them balanced. It clearly had to be moved closer to the fulcrum than without any tape, but from these two pictures I estimate that I need 3-5 times as much tape at the COG. Instead of six layers, that would be 20-30 layers! Each strip of tape is about 4 inches long, which makes that 80-120 inches of tape, or 6-10 feet! This is definitely hopeless unless there is some magic trick that I'm not aware of...
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