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Old 03-30-2003, 08:02 PM
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Do you know of any aluminum spinners (2-1/4") that fit APC props? Which aluminum spinners are the best price for the money... on towerhobbies there are about 4 different brands, but I don't know if they fit APC props or not.

Thanks for your help!

-Brian
Old 03-30-2003, 10:38 PM
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Default MPI works!

I've used an MPI alum spinner on my 46 FX with props from 10x6 to 11x7 for the past 6 months or so. Just had to shorten the bolt a little. Only cost about $15 at LHS here. Don't know if you can get them at Tower though. Hope that helps!

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Old 03-31-2003, 01:39 AM
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OK beaumiller, thanks for the help. I'll look more into MPI Spinners. Do you know it it would fit a YS 63?
Old 03-31-2003, 03:36 AM
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I second MPI spinners, they are super quality. Also look at Spin Right spinners.

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Default Aluminum Spinner Question

I have a Great Planes 2 1/4 spinner that fits an 11x5 APC prop.
hmmm never hear of MPI...must check that out.
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Originally posted by JimTrainor
I have a Great Planes 2 1/4 spinner that fits an 11x5 APC prop.
hmmm never hear of MPI...must check that out.
What about a bigger size prop like 12X6 or 13X6 for a YS 63?

-Brian
Old 03-31-2003, 10:14 AM
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Default Aluminum Spinner Question

I bought the 2 1/4" great planes spinner and the adapter nut for my 4 stroker. The 12X6 will fit without any filing but will need a tiny amount of filing for the 13X6. Remember to file and balance it with the prop balancer.
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Default Aluminum Spinner Question

Most spinner MFG's cut the openings small, and very few will "fit" anything. They are designed to be enlarged by the customer. Dremel tools are great for this.
Old 03-31-2003, 04:12 PM
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I've only tried the the GP 2 1/4 with the 11x5 so far....
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Hey!

To fit prop in to spinner is simple as can be. Take Dremel multitool on you hand and start mill out the bigger prop holes. Easy? Of course its important to make holes same size, so spinner wont go inbalance.
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Default Aluminum Spinner Question

Originally posted by Someone11
What about a bigger size prop like 12X6 or 13X6 for a YS 63?

-Brian
I tried one of the Dave Brown 2.25" standard spinners. The supplied slots are (barely) large enough for a 13x6 prop, and the spinner cone is too short for use with a double-nut prop adapter - the adapter just about comes into contact with the top of the spinner.

I'm using a Tru-Turn 2.25" Jet-style spinner on my DP Ultimate 40. (Maidened yesterday!)



Tru-Turn double-nut adapter, YS .63 and an APC 13x6 prop. No additional cutting of the spinner necessary.

$29 bucks from Tower. http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...EARCH=truq1051
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visioneer_one, I was looking into Tru-Turn spinners too. I wanted to buy the Tru Turn regular 2-1/4" spinner, but if the YS 63 jam nut kit doesn't fit on the regular 2-1/4" spinner then I will have to go with the Jet-Style spinner. BTW, is this the right adapter kit for a YS 63?:http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKE13&P=V

Do you know if the YS 63 would fit in the regular 2-1/4" spinner?

Thanks for your help, and nice looking ultimate man!

-Brian
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Or is this the right adapter for a YS 63: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKE12&P=V

My other choice is?:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...P?&I=LXKE13&P=V

They both have the same thread pitch and size, but one is double lock... although there is a not on the bottom of the double locking adapter that says it will not fit under 2-1/2 . Is this true for the Jet style 2-1/4" tru turn spinner also?


-Brian


BTW, check these spinner out man! They look kick @$$, and they're not as expensive as tru turn.... what ya think: http://hobbyracer.com/mpi-11.htm
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According to Tru-Turn their double jam nut adapter will not work with their standard 2.25" spinner - the cone is too short. The Jet-style is the only one that will work in that size.

The double jam nut adapter can be used on all tru-turn spinner types sized 2.5" and up.

I'm using the 'LKXE13 Double Jam Nut Adapter Kit' on the above YS / Ultimate combo.

If you go with the 2.25" Jet spinner you might as well spend the exttra dollar and get the 120 version with the bigger prop slots. This spinner weighs slightly less than the standard-slotted version, and you'll have enough room to run wide-blade 3D props liks an APC 14x4 (if that's a consideration)
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I appreciate all of your time and help guys! Thanks for helping me make my decision!

-Brian

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