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Old 07-23-2009, 08:26 PM
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Have a H9 35% Extra 260 with a 25x12 3 blade Mezjlik CF prop and eventually a 28x10 2 blade. Engine is a DA-100. Looking for feedback on the quality of the Dave Brown spinners. Considering a 4-1/2" spinner for both props. 4-1/2" is what is recommended from H9. I know Tru Turn makes quality stuff, however, Dave Brown seems to have quality as well. Made in the USA is a great start. Big price difference. Just want to know if its really worth spending the extra coin for the Tru Turn. Thanks to all.
Old 07-23-2009, 09:04 PM
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I have gotten the Dave Brown due to the high TT prices and really liked them. Thing is the TT makes a lighter "lightened back plate" IMO. I like buying TT used in mint condition. Then the prices are about right.
Old 07-23-2009, 09:59 PM
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What was your application for your spinner???
Old 07-23-2009, 10:12 PM
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I have a 5 inch Dave Brown and it is a quality spinner, just a little heavy though. I took some steel wool to it and it did polish up really nice. I needed the nose weight and the price was great. Win, win.
Old 07-23-2009, 10:41 PM
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I've use the 5" with a lightened backplate on a DA-150, the spinner is great and way cheaper. I've got a three blade on the way.
Old 07-23-2009, 10:50 PM
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ORIGINAL: mitchsnap

What was your application for your spinner???
3.5" standard shape for a 22x8 prop on a 50cc gas engine. Aerobatic plane. Also other similar sizes for similar engines.
Old 07-23-2009, 11:10 PM
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I really like the air wild spinners although they are a bit pricey.

Old 07-24-2009, 03:17 PM
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Same airplane exactly - ordered the purple 41/2 three-blade spinner from Tru-Turn with lightened back-plate - excellent product. Expensive but of very high quality and stands out. I also switched most of my other spinners to Tru-Turn after years of exploring with other stuff (Pete's, No Limitz, CF, etc.) and came back.

Note that when ordering, if you specify a prop, the fit will be very tight. So a spinner cut for an Air Model 25x12 will not fit a 26x12. It is better to ask them to cut the prop with larger generic holes (Menz cut), so you have flexibility to switch props.

ORIGINAL: mitchsnap

Have a H9 35% Extra 260 with a 25x12 3 blade Mezjlik CF prop and eventually a 28x10 2 blade. Engine is a DA-100. Looking for feedback on the quality of the Dave Brown spinners. Considering a 4-1/2'' spinner for both props. 4-1/2'' is what is recommended from H9. I know Tru Turn makes quality stuff, however, Dave Brown seems to have quality as well. Made in the USA is a great start. Big price difference. Just want to know if its really worth spending the extra coin for the Tru Turn. Thanks to all.
Old 07-24-2009, 10:22 PM
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What was your total cost on the spinner?? I estimated it at about 150 delivered with anodizing the spinner in purple. Thanks.
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Yes.
Old 07-26-2009, 04:50 PM
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Would you happen to have some pics of your H9 with this purple spinner on it? Thanks.
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Default RE: Dave Brown vs Tru Turn

I use a Dave Brown 4 inch spinner, been good so far and alot less in cost than other manufacturers. The back plate is not lightened but I think you can have them do it for you at extra cost. If I remember right the lightening is pretty inexpensive.

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