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(18) Spinner Kit ( Mike )

PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:08 pm
by planecrazzzy
Hey Guys,
Here's some details of my Spinner Kit , ordered from Aircraft Spruce... ( SN-2 )

At first the price was $150.... Which sounded a little High....

But I made up my mind to get it....

Crap , the price jumped to $206.....

Well.... I bought it anyway... I didn't find something better until "AFTER" I ordered it....

But , it was special order.... No Return....

Anywho ,
Moving on.... Finding how to cut out the holes for the prop was a little difficult...

A flat pattern was close.... but , tilting the pattern on the angle that would be traced on the spinner

changed the way the prop hole looked....

I ended up making a spinner "Mock up"...

I covered my spinner with thin plastic....

and made a batch of paper mache paste... Flour , water , salt

Torn some strips of news paper.... and gave it a light coat....

After it dried , I coated the outside with Elmers Glue.... That helped "Stiffen" it up more...

From there , I traced my pattern after I put lines on the Mock up....

Now , I have a MUCH BETTER idea about the "cut outs"....

I modified my pattern , until I thought it was close enough to transfer the cut outs onto the spinner....

After , I still need to trim the Aluminum more for the Final fit....

Towards the end , I had enough clearance to mount the "Back Plate"....

But after final assy. I'll do a final trim Minimum 1/8" clearance...

Gotta Fly...
Mike & "Jaz" in MN
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Even though this "did" work for me....
If I ever do something like this again.... I Won't use paper Mach'e... It was a little too flimsy
and it took days to dry.... Instead , I'd cover the spinner like I did... and use a thin coat of Fiberglass cloth and resin...
This would hold the shape BETTER....

Re: Spinner ( Kit )

PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:46 am
by planecrazzzy
Pictures of the process...
Gotta Fly...

Re: Spinner ( Kit )

PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:51 am
by planecrazzzy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:53 am
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:55 am
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:56 am
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:58 am
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:59 am
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:35 am
by planecrazzzy
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Re: Spinner ( Kit )

PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:37 am
by planecrazzzy
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After this , I'll be making a Stabilizer in front of the crush plate....
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Gotta Fly...
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Re: Spinner ( Kit )

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:35 am
by planecrazzzy
Hey Guys,
My Front Stabilizer is pretty simple... 1/16" 6061 aluminum disc , w/ nylon around it...

The nylon came off a "saw blade"... They ship them this way ( Large Blades )

It took a few tries , But I finally got a snug fit...

Here's pix
Gotta Fly...
Mike & "Jaz"
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Re: Spinner ( Kit )

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:49 pm
by planecrazzzy
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It was held on with shipping tape.... The kind with string... The excess was trimmed up...
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Gotta Fly...
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