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Old Oct 15, 2012, 04:13 PM
I live my life 8oz at a time..
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technically you can put whatever size spinner you want... It would just be heavier and look weird. 1.5" covers exactly the corresponding area of the cowl (see pic). The yellow one seems to be in stock, so why not get that one? I had to settle for the red as that is all that was in stock at the time (I wanted white). Of course you can always drop the spinner altogether. So many people have suggested it to me. it is just one more thing to balance, it is another source of vibrations, added weight, etc'. I do like their appearance, so I do continue to use them.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 05:58 PM
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I haven't had a spinner on a plane since I stopped flying glow.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 06:25 PM
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I haven't had a spinner on a plane since I stopped flying glow.
You hoodlum!
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 06:33 PM
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guilty as charged

I just put 4 packs through my beater edge. I spent the last pack doing almost nothing but inverted harrier. On earlier packs I had fun practicing weeble wobble to KE spin. That is a great way to spend a downline and is almost always interesting to watch... even if I can't do it perfectly
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:38 PM
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Spinners look better on this plane, but a spinner type prop nut is more functional, makes prop changes quicker and probably allows more cooling air across the motor windings. If you must have one the the 40mm EF one is very light and works well. I bought the 1.5" and 1.75" Du-Bro spinners and the cutouts for the prop on both are as noted above too small for an APC prop.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:48 PM
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I removed all my spinners when it was +100 degrees and never put them back on. I figure cooling air is always good and I can't really see the difference in the air. I tend to look at the big parts when it's up there.

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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:50 PM
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...I bought the 1.5" and 1.75" Du-Bro spinners and the cutouts for the prop on both are as noted above too small for an APC prop.
Why not simply enlarge the cut-outs for the prop with a hobby knife and then re-balance the spinner?
I have done it without any issues on a bunch of du-bro spinners the latest one being a 2" one. I don't remember what was the smallest one I have done it for, but if its plastic surely it can be cut a little?
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 05:31 AM
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i removed all my spinners when it was +100 degrees and never put them back on. I figure cooling air is always good and i can't really see the difference in the air. I tend to look at the big parts when it's up there.:d

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Old Oct 16, 2012, 06:59 AM
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I did enlarge the cutouts on the Du-Bro spinner, had to do the same thing on the stock spinner on my old crusty PZ Extra 300 when I started using APC props on it too. Never said it couldn't be done. The 40 mm EF spinner works with APCs right out of the package and it has a metal bushing vs the Du-Bro plastic bushing. I've been using a spinner type prop nut on all my birds for months now and probably will from now on. Easier to check tightness and quicker to change props. Speaking of spinners check out the following picture.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:29 AM
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Why not simply enlarge the cut-outs for the prop with a hobby knife and then re-balance the spinner?
I have done it without any issues on a bunch of du-bro spinners the latest one being a 2" one. I don't remember what was the smallest one I have done it for, but if its plastic surely it can be cut a little?
Funny story...I bought the DuBro one and tried to cut the prop slots larger. I wound up slipping and cut my finger requiring 3 stitches and not only a $40 co-pay for the Dr. (luckily did not have to go to ER) but I think they charged me for part of the work done. I admit this was my own fault but I decided it was not worth the effort and the EF spinner was little more than the DuBro. I also think it looks better since it seemed I had to cut a good portion of the DuBro one away, not that I ever finished it.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 08:52 AM
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Speaking of spinners check out the following picture.
Nice! New wallpaper.. I always wandered what are those triangles that stick out below the ailerons and the wire on the edge of the wing (an antenna?)...

Sorry, about the finger rborn. I agree the EF one is the one to use (and the one I use). This was in relation to what you had to do had you insisted to use the du-bro one (but you already knew that..). Why just not order the yellow one then? it is in stock.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 09:02 AM
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Nice! New wallpaper.. I always wandered what are those triangles that stick out below the ailerons and the wire on the edge of the wing (an antenna?)...
They are guides for when they do aerobatics. The pilot looks out and lines those up with the horizon for clean vertical and 45 lines. The triangle below the ailerons is an aerodynamic counterbalance that helps reduce the force needed by the pilot to operate them.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 06:03 PM
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Ordered some upgrades.

14x7 PJN Xoar. Man, these props are beautiful. I had to heavily carve the 40mm EF spinner for it to fit though.

Dubro Diamond Lite Wheels 3" for grass landings. I love the rugged look.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 06:12 PM
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Tundra tires.....I like it!!

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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:18 PM
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It's kinda taking on that "bush plane" look. Ready for the tundra
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