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Old 12-23-2020, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Have you checked with Dave Brown? They do custom spinners if a stock spinner won't work and they do have a 5" X 5" spinner.

https://www.dbproducts.com/index2.htm
I looked at his site this morning, Iíll give him a call after the holidays and see what he can do,
Thanks!
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I checked the Top Flite Giant P-40, and it's 5.5" and of course not a parabolic.
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Originally Posted by Lifer
I checked the Top Flite Giant P-40, and it's 5.5" and of course not a parabolic.
Thanks for checking John! I looked into Dave brown a bit more, they have a spinner that should fit the bill, 5Ēx5Ē and looks to be right.
when it comes in Iíll post photos outling the cowling. Hereís stock photo, the lines/shape look much closer.



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That is good news!
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
That is good news!
Yes! Thanks for pointing in that direction. This guy should work.
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Jose at Fliteskin Aeroscale sent me an email, they carry a 5Ē aluminum spinner as well, itís the same spinner they use on their DH-103 hornet and sea hornet.

So Iíve got options! Iíll check out how the Dave Brown looks and make a decision. Iíll also see if Jose can send me some photos of just the spinner.
This is best one I can find of it on their site. Lines look good but Iíd like to get a closer look.

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Old 12-26-2020, 05:30 PM
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The attached link shows the spinners for the DH-103 that are not attached to the engine which may assist you in deciding which spinner to purchase.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...span-%28Kit%29
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Originally Posted by ForcesR
The attached link shows the spinners for the DH-103 that are not attached to the engine which may assist you in deciding which spinner to purchase.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...span-%28Kit%29
Thanks Forces! Jose at Fliteskin sent me photos as well(He is awesome with answering questions and helping a guy out), Heíll drill and tap the side screws but cannot cut spinners. So Iíll need to find someone who can if I decide to go with his.



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Mike knows a local machinist that can cut your spinner.
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Originally Posted by Lifer
Mike knows a local machinist that can cut your spinner.
Oh good to know! Iíll give him a shout. Thanks!
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Hello, I am also making the same aircraft now. The canopy is much smaller than the Fokkerc drawing and the Montforton drawing. Isn't your canopy small?
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Hello, I am also making the same aircraft now. The canopy is much smaller than the Fokkerc drawing and the Montforton drawing. Isn't your canopy small?
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Takashi Matsui, as I wrote you on PM , no problem with the size of the canopy !
Before to cut the canopy you have to cover the fuselage with balsa. Before to cut you have to think did you make somewhere mistae and then to cut and write that all is wrong !
This model we produce from several years , only you find mistakes in the canopy..........
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Originally Posted by Takashi Matsui
Hello, I am also making the same aircraft now. The canopy is much smaller than the Fokkerc drawing and the Montforton drawing. Isn't your canopy small?
Hi Takashi, I just got home and grabbed mine out of the box, it matches up perfectly, what are the measurements; length and width of yours?




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I just got home after a few busy weeks at work, my Dave Brown spinner arrived, however I think Iím going to return it and go with Fliteskinís. The length and width are correct but it doesnít have the scale shape Iím looking for. It necks down too much toward the tip where as the mkix had a bit more of a bulbous shaped nose toward the tip of the cone.
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The onle on the plan has a more blunt end probably for the fastener the tip should be as pointed as possible like the full size airplane.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
The onle on the plan has a more blunt end probably for the fastener the tip should be as pointed as possible like the full size airplane.
My post may have been hard to understand, apologize for that. Iím mainly speaking to the conicle shape as it necks down toward the tip.

Rumenís plans are spot on as to this particular spinner.(Potter type) There were a few alternate spinner nose caps they used on the mkix, Rumenís plans used a recessed cap version or potter from I can tell.






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Old 01-10-2021, 05:17 AM
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Iím going to go with Fliteskin Aeroscaleís spinner, itís the correct size and most importantly to me itís the correct shape. Jose at Fliteskin is great to work with and will drill and tap it for the securing screws. I havenít had a lot of time to build as of late but will fire up the build again shortly.


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Now that is more like it! What holds the cone on?
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The centering shaft on the DLE 55 is threaded to accept spinner mounting screws, as are most gassers.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Now that is more like it! What holds the cone on?

Itíll come drilled and tapped for side mounting screws into the baseplate.
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It should look fantastic!
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The fliteskin spinner looks great and has the perfect shape. Iím looking forward to seeing it with the cowl.
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Originally Posted by spitfire66
The fliteskin spinner looks great and has the perfect shape. Iím looking forward to seeing it with the cowl.

Me too! Iíll post a pic as soon as I get it in. I think itís worth the trouble of getting it cut for sure.
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Hi everyone ! your post is very interesting, i also build a fokkerc spitfire, a 1/4 scale Mk XIV. It's been over a year since I started it, but I work a lot, so not too much time for the spit. I put you some pictures!
Everything is made by me, the trains the spinner, the karmans .....the cockpit, dashboard, seat, instruments ...

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