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Need a spinner for a Twinkie

6t6

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Non CR. Mine has too many cracks they say. Any help Greatly appciated. I've proced speed spinners but way overpriced.
 

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Last time I had to replace a Twinkie's spinner with a crack, it was trying to tell me something. My prop hub was bad, and the main bearing had shattered. It was about to chuck a blade. Glad to catch it in time.

To answer your question, have you tried WebcoAviation.com? They always seemed to have the parts I needed....
 

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Last time I had to replace a Twinkie's spinner with a crack, it was trying to tell me something. My prop hub was bad, and the main bearing had shattered. It was about to chuck a blade. Glad to catch it in time.

To answer your question, have you tried WebcoAviation.com? They always seemed to have the parts I needed....

Yes I have talked to Webco. They directed me to a couple of places. Hope it's justt the spinner. Thanks for reply
 

patbarry

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Non CR. Mine has too many cracks they say. Any help Greatly appciated. I've proced speed spinners but way overpriced.
How much did you want to pay?
 

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I don't understand how "too many" cracks can't be welded. All they are doing is fusing and annealing metal. I sent StrutWipe Tommy's cracked spinner to K&K precision welding, about $250. Turn around time was about three days. Give them a call, at least that's free.
 
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I don't understand how "too many" cracks can't be welded. All they are doing is fusing and annealing metal. I sent StrutWipe Tommy's cracked spinner to K&K precision welding, about $250. Turn around time was about three days. Give them a call, at least that's free.
I have one patch and now this new crack which was stop drilled and worked for a 100 hrs or so until the crack went north of the stop drill. So I like the advice you given about welding and will give that a try.
 

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Once you get a new spinner, you'll want to install it so it won't crack again. They crack due to improper spacing from the front nut to the aft screw holes, which is adjusted by shims. Once that is correct, you install the aft screws with nylon washers. Tighten the forward nut first, then start tightening the screws in the center of each group first. Work your way outward on each group. Tightening from one end to the other, or from the blade openings to the center will load the spinner and it will crack.
 

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What the heck is a Twinkie? (And no smart a.. replies with something about Hostess). I have an Arrow Spinner and Bulkhead for a three blade available.
 

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