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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: help with crack spinner


Thread: help with crack spinner

Message: help with crack spinner

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From: DARWIN JONES <jonesdl at>

Date: Mon, 29 Apr 1996 01:34:08 UTC


  I need some help with a cracked spinner. I have a 3 blade prop with a BN3
aluminum spinner. The spinner in three place all three are in the same place. 
at the cut out for the prop at the leading edge corner. I had these welded and 
replaced the spinner. I flew two flights, this time it cracked in 3 more   
places, at 3 mounting holes on the rear bulkhead. 

The spinner is not attached to the front bulkhead, is this a factor?
The cutouts are large 
. I did not have the litte triangular piece in between the cutout and the 
prop, is this a factor. The spinner is from A/C Spruce and in 0.08 thick. 
Is anyone aware of a Bn3 composite spinner? I don't want to put a new spinner 
on until I figure this out.

The engine is an IO360-200hp. I have been flying Intermediate practice with
some outside snaps for fun.

The spinner engine combination have approx. 50 hours. 

Darwin Jones


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