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Need help locating a Spinner

Larry Lyons

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The spinner I have is a 10" diameter by 14" long but cut for the IVO prop so not usable for the Sensenich I am putting on. I have been unable to locate another spinner that size but really like the looks. Anyone have an idea where I can find another. It is a bullet shape with the same diameter going forward from the back plate for about 4"s. I like the looks so am looking another one but have had no luck at all. Everything I have found at that diameter is shorter and has a steeper/sharper slope from the back plate to the nose tip. Any ideas, is it maybe off an older Apache or Aztec? It sorta looks like that style.

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I'll forward via PM the number of a friend who has a spinner cut for a Sensenich propeller. Diameter is 12" and 13' long from tip to backplate. It is primed, yellow tagged, and ready to go. It came off an O-320.

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Thanks already, it is aluminum. Here is a side profile. Glenn I bought a 12" dia. that was nice and polished but it was too large. The starter bump on the nose bowl interferes with the 12" back plate.

L

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I had the same starter bump issue with my 12" spinner so I used a starter without the forward support bearing and took the bump off the cowl. Probably not a change you are wanting to make, but I used the ACS BN-3 spinner.
 

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You might need a prop space and a PA-28 spinner that starts the back plate well forward of the crankshaft flange.
 

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Well the bump can go, not a large problem as I already rebuilt it where the starter gear had wore through. So taking it off is not a big problem but I think I just have to find where the spinner I have came from. I will continue my quest for awhile yet.

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It's probably off a Citabria. I have a similar one.ImageUploadedByBiplane Forum1403526778.276721.jpgImageUploadedByBiplane Forum1403526943.991460.jpg
I got mine from a friend, so, unfortunately, I can't provide a source. I was lucky to get it without cut outs so I could fit it to my prop. I have a 1 inch prop extension and a lightweight starter that eliminates the starter bump.


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Yes yes yes, I would be glad to take that one off your hands Chef! :p
 

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Ok still in the market for a 10" dia. X 14" long spinner. I have a 12" dia. X 14" long aluminum spinner for sale, it just won't work and nor will the old one cut for the IVO. I have spent the last two nights trying to come up with a solution to use the old one. Anything that will work will require major surgery and I just don't want to go down that path. So looking for a 10" to 10 &1/2" dia. X 12" to 14" long or there abouts anyway.
 

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Aircraft Spruce spinner kit p/n : BN-2 is close to the correct diameter: at 9 and 7/8", length is a little short at 11 and 1/8".

Bob
 

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I just pulled this prop and spinner off my Pitts to replace with a Catto 3 blade.

I don't know if it will work as I'm sitting at home and not at the hangar but I'm pretty sure it's either 10 or 10.5" diameter. Prop is a Sensenich.

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PM sent. Love the look and that is one good looking Pitts. Hope this works, I am at a loss as to what I do have.

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You probably won't like my suggestion but here it is anyway. You have old style wheel pants. They look great on the Miniplane. A pointy spinner doesn't go with those pants as well as an old style pacer/tri pacer blunt looking spinner. Those spinners are everywhere and already fit a metal sensinich.
 

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I know of which you speak but it had the bullet shaped spinner on it and I fell for it that way. I have considered selling these pants and going with a more modern version. I am thinking someone with a Champ might lust after these. But they are mounted and I just don't care for the spinner you refer too. :eek: I may have (hope so) a lead on the spinner I'm looking for, waiting for measurements.

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Thats cool. Its your ship. I wouldn't change out those wheel pants if it were my airplane. Many of the '60's era miniplanes had them and they fit the airplane well.
 

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Thanks KT, my thoughts exactly. I don't know much, but I know what I like.

L
 

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