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Old 02-15-2007, 04:49 PM
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Default Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

I am wondering which one of these is the better made.
Old 02-15-2007, 05:44 PM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

I've had both and I like the Tru-turn my self. Tru-turn is more costly but you get what you pay for. Dennis
Old 02-15-2007, 10:10 PM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

What I have found on the two is the knurling on the back plate is a LOT better on the tru-turn.
If you use dry wall sand paper on the DB back plate, then to me, there isn't a difference.
Old 02-15-2007, 10:14 PM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

I've had both, and agree the TT's are a little nicer, the DB's are a little cheaper, if you need weight on the nose the DB's are a little heavier I think. I'm running a DB right now and it does the job and looks good.
Old 02-17-2007, 11:53 AM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

There's also one other thing to remember. If you order a custom spinner from TT and it's not right they will fix it at no cost. I was told by DB " If you order it you own it". Now I stay with TT. Dennis
Old 02-18-2007, 08:48 AM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

If you custom order a DB spinner they will fix it also if it is not right.
I just wish they would knurl the back plate more.

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There's also one other thing to remember. If you order a custom spinner from TT and it's not right they will fix it at no cost. I was told by DB " If you order it you own it". Now I stay with TT. Dennis
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

I have used both... The TT is the nicer of the two but to me is not nicer enough to justify the extra cost... The DB is more then adequate for me... It seems like after a few flights they get dinged up and look the same anyway...
Old 02-18-2007, 10:35 AM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

TruTurn....
Old 02-18-2007, 11:54 AM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

Hi!
The problem with aluminum spinner backplates slipping on the drive washer when fastening the prop/spinner is easily fixed by either using a thin disc of 0,4mm aircraft plywood (best metode) between the back plate and the drive-washer using a sand paper disc (not too good).
Old 02-18-2007, 04:37 PM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

I have found that dry wall sand paper is really good.
Not the sand paper for sanding wood.
Dry wall paper looks like a screen door's screen.
Glue it on the propeller and it will not slip!
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Hi!
The problem with aluminum spinner backplates slipping on the drive washer when fastening the prop/spinner is easily fixed by either using a thin disc of 0,4mm aircraft plywood (best metode) between the back plate and the drive-washer using a sand paper disc (not too good).
Old 02-18-2007, 05:47 PM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

I found a 2-1/2" DB spinner for $15.00 so I jumped on it. All I need now is the prop nut. What type of glue do you use to hold the sanding screen to the prop? Thanks.

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I have found that dry wall sand paper is really good.
Not the sand paper for sanding wood.
Dry wall paper looks like a screen door's screen.
Glue it on the propeller and it will not slip!
ORIGINAL: jaka

Hi!
The problem with aluminum spinner backplates slipping on the drive washer when fastening the prop/spinner is easily fixed by either using a thin disc of 0,4mm aircraft plywood (best metode) between the back plate and the drive-washer using a sand paper disc (not too good).
Old 02-18-2007, 06:04 PM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

I use epoxy.
Let it dry hard.
Make sure that the glue doesn't rise higher than the ridges on the sand paper.

ORIGINAL: Timbotide

I found a 2-1/2" DB spinner for $15.00 so I jumped on it. All I need now is the prop nut. What type of glue do you use to hold the sanding screen to the prop? Thanks.

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I have found that dry wall sand paper is really good.
Not the sand paper for sanding wood.
Dry wall paper looks like a screen door's screen.
Glue it on the propeller and it will not slip!
ORIGINAL: jaka

Hi!
The problem with aluminum spinner backplates slipping on the drive washer when fastening the prop/spinner is easily fixed by either using a thin disc of 0,4mm aircraft plywood (best metode) between the back plate and the drive-washer using a sand paper disc (not too good).
Old 02-19-2007, 02:31 PM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

You might want to check out the Cermark spinners too. They look decent and reasonably priced too.
Old 02-19-2007, 03:54 PM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

Are they cast aluminum?
I had a new balance spinner and it was cast.
I don't recommend cast spinners.
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You might want to check out the Cermark spinners too. They look decent and reasonably priced too.
Old 03-29-2007, 04:23 PM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

In my opinion Dave Brown spinners are a good quality, good value aluminum spinner. I have a 4" standard Vortec on my Wildhare Extra 260, it has lightened backplate and predrilled for my 3W-80xi and weighs 4.6 ounces. It's true that they don't have the polished finish that Tru-Turn does, but I will keep the extra money in my pocket and put about 45 minutes of labor into polishing my Dave Brown and make it look as good as any Tru-Turn. Here is a picture to prove it.
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:23 PM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

TruTurn.....had Dave Brown then tried TruTurn and now am replacing the Dave Brown...much nicer and better designs
Old 03-29-2007, 09:00 PM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

I have used DB on my last few planes and I think they are just fine. They look good, work well and a bit less money.
Old 03-30-2007, 12:02 AM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

I am glad I decided to get the DB spinner. Now I have got to buy a DB prop nut adapter. The only thing is shipping is a much as the adapter and I just placed an order with Tower Hobbies and forgot to order one.
Old 03-30-2007, 09:27 PM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

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Old 04-01-2007, 02:03 PM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

mm
Old 04-02-2007, 12:35 PM
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Default RE: Dave Brown spinner vs. Tru turn

If you want quality, there is no comparison to the Tru Turn, it is hands down the best spinner you can buy.

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